MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - Attorney General Luther Strange joined a lawsuit filed today by Texas challenging the President's recent immigration actions as unconstitutional and illegal.
The lawsuit deals with a Nov. 20 executive order and Department of Homeland Security directive that suspended immigration laws as applied to millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States.
“I want to thank Attorney General Abbott for leading this effort,” said Attorney General Strange. “I am proud to stand with my friends in Texas in this important case regarding the rule of law.”
, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Texas was joined by the States of Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, Utah and Wisconsin; and the Governors of Idaho, Maine, Mississippi and North Carolina.
The complaint notes that the President failed in his attempts to persuade Congress to change the law, and that he admitted numerous times in the past that he did not have authority to act on his own:
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