Back in November of 2014, changed the laws regarding immigration in a unilateral fashion by creating and implementing the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, which is basically amnesty for illegal immigrant parents with U.S. citizen children.
According to Conservative Tribune, the state of Texas led the charge against Obama’s unconstitutional action, and they won an injunction in federal district court that was upheld by a circuit appeals court. Now, 26 of the 50 states, still led by Texas and Attorney General Ken Paxton, are preparing to fight back against Obama in the Supreme Court, where they filed a brief containing their arguments this week.
“The Obama Administration has consistently demonstrated disregard for the rule of law in asserting that it has the legal authority to unilaterally change the immigration policy of the United States,” Paxton said in a statement.
“Rewriting national immigration law requires the full and careful consideration of Congress, not the political will and assertion of one person,” the statement continued. “As the president himself said numerous times, he alone does not have the authority to grant millions of unauthorized aliens a host of benefits, including work authorization.”
The 99-page legal brief argues that Obama’s unilateral actions place an undue economic burden on the states by forcing them to issue drivers licenses and other benefits to individuals in the country illegally. In addition, it claims that Obama violated the Administrative Procedure Act by announcing sweeping changes to a law without the input of Congress or comments from the public, as is required by the statute.
The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in this case in April. SHARE if you support the states rebelling against Obama!