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States Sue Obama Administration Over Immigration Order

A group of 26 states led by Texas is suing the Obama administration over the President’s 2014 executive order on immigration.

The Supreme Court will hear 90 minutes of oral arguments on United States v. Texas Monday.

The President’s order put off deportations for more than four million undocumented immigrants, many of them parents of children here legally. It also gives them permission to stay in the country without fear of deportation, permission to work legally and have access to government benefits, like Medicaid and social security.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Republican governor-elect, tells CBN News the President didn’t have the authority to make immigration policy unilaterally.

“We challenged it not just because it’s immigration policy, we challenged it because we don’t think the President has the authority to change law and then impose that on the states, increasing our costs and putting pressure on our legislature to pay for things that we otherwise aren’t responsible for paying for,” says Paxton.

The Supreme Court is expected to issue an opinion on the matter this summer.

Report via CBN News



 

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