Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton: Judge's Order Blocking Obama a Victory for the Rule of Law

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 – Austin, Texas

Monday, a Federal Judge in the Southern District of Texas enjoined in full President Obama's unilateral November 2014 immigration action.  Texas led a 26-state coalition fighting the President's attempt to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement:

"This decision is a victory for the rule of law in America and a crucial first step in reining in President Obama's lawlessness.  The President's action, both unilateral and unconstitutional, was an affront to everyone pursuing a life of freedom and opportunity in America the right way. This injunction makes it clear that the President is not a law unto himself, and must work with our elected leaders in Congress and satisfy the courts in a fashion our Founding Fathers envisioned.”

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.