17 States Sue Obama Administration Over Order on Immigration

A coalition of 17 U.S. states sued the Obama administration Wednesday, saying it acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants who are in the country without the proper documents. The case, being led by Texas and filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, said the executive order announced by President Barack Obama last month violated constitutional limits on presidential powers. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican and the Texas governor-elect, said the lawsuit was not asking for monetary damages but was seeking to have the order declared illegal. READ MORE OF THIS STORY



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