U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments against President’s Unlawful Immigration Policy
The Texas Attorney General’s Office just concluded oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of maintaining an injunction against President Obama’s illegal immigration policy. Texas leads a coalition representing 26 states fighting to defend the Constitution.
“Our lawsuit to stop President Obama’s illegal immigration policy is about a concept as old as the nation’s founding: that one person cannot unilaterally change the law,” Attorney General Paxton said. “If this blatant power-grab by President Obama is allowed to go unchecked, nothing would stop a future president from issuing an executive order dissolving the rights of gun owners in violation of the Second Amendment, nullifying the religious freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, or abolishing any other dearly held rights.”
President Obama initially agreed with Texas’ position, saying in 2011, “I know some here wish that I could just bypass Congress and change the law myself. But that’s not how democracy works.” However, by the time he signed his 2014 executive order, President Obama changed his mind, stating, “I just took an action to change the law.”
Texas and the coalition are seeking to prevent President Obama from declaring that unlawful conduct is lawful and from overriding the will of the people as vested in the constitution.