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Lawsuits on Obama's immigration directives won't move us closer to reform
Lawsuits on Obama's immigration directives won't move us closer to reform

One thing we've learned about President Obama's opponents over the last six years is that they like to sue. A lot. Which should be surprising, given the professed reluctance of conservatives to use the courts to effect political change. While calculated grandstanding has a long history in politics, a spate of legal challenges by state-level elected officials is a wasteful annoyance for voters who would prefer their representatives to focus on legislating and governing. Among the most recent targets: the president's executive directives on immigration and his 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Both aim to provide breathing room to some immigrants living in...

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