Two more states have rallied to the Texas led lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, meaning the majority of U.S. states now oppose the action.
On Monday Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Tennessee and Nevada officially joined the multi-state coalition, bringing the total to 26.
“Texas is proud to lead a coalition that now includes a majority of the United States standing up against the President’s rogue actions,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton.
“The momentum against the President's lawlessness continues to build with Tennessee and Nevada joining the effort to protect our states from the economic and public safety implications of illegal amnesty. As President Obama himself has said numerous times, he lacks the authority to impose amnesty. His actions represent a blatant case of overreach and clear abuse of power.”
Paxton called Obama’s Nov. 20 executive order an illegal attempt to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.
Former Attorney General Greg Abbott, now governor, filed the lawsuit Dec. 3 in the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Texas-Brownsville Division.
Joining Texas in the lawsuit 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, Wisconsin.