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    Texas Leads 17 States Suing Obama Administration Over Immigration Action

    Texas Leads 17 States Suing Obama Administration Over Immigration Action
    December 3rd 2014, 2:23 pm
    Seventeen states, led by Texas Attorney General and Governor-elect Greg Abbott, are suing the Obama administration over the president's recent executive actions on immigration.

    In a statement, Abbott said the president's unilateral action to offer deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants "tramples the U.S. Constitution's Take Care Clause and federal law."

    Abbott, the Republican elected to succeed outgoing Gov. Rick Perry next year, has promised to bring the lawsuit since Obama announced his executive actions last month.

    The coalition of states involved in the suit includes: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
    The case was filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas.

    - Carrie Dann

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/firs...action-n260956
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    Wednesday, December 3, 2014Printer Friendly

    Texas Leads 17-State Coalition Challenging President Obama’s Unconstitutional Executive Order on Immigration

    AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement after taking legal action challenging President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action:

    “The President’s unilateral executive action tramples the U.S. Constitution’s Take Care Clause and federal law. The Constitution’s Take Care Clause limits the President’s power and ensures that he will faithfully execute Congress’s laws – not rewrite them under the guise of ‘prosecutorial discretion.’ The Department of Homeland Security’s directive was issued without following the Administrative Procedure Act’s rulemaking guidelines and is nothing but an unlawfully adopted legislative rule: an executive decree that requires federal agencies to award legal benefits to individuals whose conduct contradicts the priorities of Congress

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    “The President is abdicating his responsibility to faithfully enforce laws that were duly enacted by Congress and attempting to rewrite immigration laws, which he has no authority to do – something the President himself has previously admitted. President Obama’s actions violate the Take Care Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act, which were intended to protect against this sort of executive disregard of the separation of powers.”


    States’ legal challenges to the President’s executive action:


    • The executive action on immigration conflicts with the President’s constitutional duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” The Take Care Clause limits the scope of presidential power and ensures that the chief executive will uphold and enforce Congress’s laws – not unilaterally rewrite them under the cover of “prosecutorial discretion.”
    • The DHS Directive failed to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act’s required notice and comment rulemaking process before providing that legal benefits like federal work permits, Medicare, and Social Security be awarded to individuals who are openly violating immigration laws.
    • The executive action to dispense with federal immigration law will exacerbate the humanitarian crisis along the southern border, which will affect increased state investment in law enforcement, health care and education.


    The States’ case was filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas. The multistate coalition includes Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

    https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/oagnews/release.php?id=4902
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    For the nation's good I hope that this is not more republican show and they advance this suit so it does not linger giving only false hope instead of results. I've had my belly full of empty rhetoric. Thousands of Americans have died or been disabled since 1986, and rather than just correct the error republicans just keep doing a show, and promising EVERY election that this time the candidates are the right ones. MY BELLY IS FULL OF THAT CRAP! My son is dead because of an acting republican President!!
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    17 STATES FILE LAWSUIT CHALLENGING EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    by CAROLINE MAY 3 Dec 2014, 1:40 PM PDT

    WATCH ABBOTT'S ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE LINK.
    Seventeen states are involved in a lawsuit filed Wednesday challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

    Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the governors of Mississippi, Maine, North Carolina and Idaho filed the suit in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas.

    The states — led by Texas — charge that Obama’s actions violate the president’s duty under the Constitution to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”

    “The Constitution’s Take Care Clause limits the President’s power and ensures that he will faithfully execute Congress’s laws – not rewrite them under the guise of ‘prosecutorial discretion,’” Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said after filing.

    Abbott, who will become governor in January, went on to call the immigration orders “nothing but an unlawfully adopted legislative rule: an executive decree that requires federal agencies to award legal benefits to individuals whose conduct contradicts the priorities of Congress.”

    Last month President Obama announced his controversial executive action on immigration, including granting legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants — an act which conferred eligibility for Medicare and Social Security to millions of previously ineligible foreign nationals.

    “The President is abdicating his responsibility to faithfully enforce laws that were duly enacted by Congress and attempting to rewrite immigration laws, which he has no authority to do – something the President himself has previously admitted,” Abbott said. “President Obama’s actions violate the Take Care Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act, which were intended to protect against this sort of executive disregard of the separation of powers.”

    The Texas Attorney Generals’ office laid out the challenge to Obama’s actions in three bullet points:

    - The executive action on immigration conflicts with the President’s constitutional duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” The Take Care Clause limits the scope of presidential power and ensures that the chief executive will uphold and enforce Congress’s laws – not unilaterally rewrite them under the cover of “prosecutorial discretion.”
    - The DHS Directive failed to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act’s required notice and comment rulemaking process before providing that legal benefits like federal work permits, Medicare, and Social Security be awarded to individuals who are openly violating immigration laws.
    - The executive action to dispense with federal immigration law will exacerbate the humanitarian crisis along the southern border, which will affect increased state investment in law enforcement, health care and education.

    The suit comes as Republicans in Congress consider ways to confront Obama’s unilateral actions.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...cutive-Amnesty
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    GO STATES! I'm so glad to see North Carolina involved in this suit. That should send a strong message to our states US Senators, Burr and Tillis.
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    Keep up the momentum until all states are included!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by working4change View Post
    Keep up the momentum until all states are included!!!
    Yes!
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