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17 states sue to stop Obama's immigration plan
17 states sue to stop Obama's immigration plan

Texas and 16 other states sued the federal government and immigration agencies in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to try to derail President Obama's executive action deferring deportation for up to 5 million people, arguing it was unconstitutional and would worsen the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. State officials noted in their filing: “This lawsuit is not about immigration. It is about the rule of law, presidential power and the structural limits of the U.S. Constitution.” Greg Abbott, Texas’ Republican attorney general and the governor-elect, announced the lawsuit in Austin, accusing Obama of issuing “an executive decree that requires...

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