Last week Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed Supreme Court merits brief against Obama’s executive orders on immigration. This was filed on behalf of a majority of states – 26 – who are standing against “the illegal and unconstitutional actions taken by the Obama administration on illegal immigration.”
The other states named in the suit are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Paxton stated regarding the lawsuit that “Rewriting national immigration law requires the full and careful consideration of Congress, not the political will and assertion of one person. 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..”
Speaking of congress; they’re going to be joining the fight, and not in defense of the president who’s circumvented them constantly with unconstitutional executive orders. Via Eagle Rising:
Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and a group of 42 other GOP Senators joined the fight and filed an amicus brief (or a friend-of-the-court brief) with the court in the case of United States v. Texas. Their brief offers support for the 26 states that are suing the Obama administration for his unlawful support of illegal immigration and his attempts to force his immigration policies through executive orders.
In the brief, the Senators argue that the president has violated the Constitution by using executive orders to create the unlawful program.
Now, if only they can revolt against his executive orders on gun control next that would make for a satisfying ending to the Obama presidency.
Let’s see how long the congressional cojones stay inflated.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]