Texas Leads Red States Lawsuit To End DACA

Courthouse News reports:

Texas has made good on its promise to target a program that protects some immigrants from deportation, leading a seven-state coalition that claims former President Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he started the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2012.

Joined by the attorneys general of fellow Republican-controlled states Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia, Paxton says he is defending the rule of law.

“This lawsuit is emphatically about the rule of law. The policy merits of immigration laws are debated in and decided by Congress. The Executive Branch does not exercise a lawmaking role,” the complaint states.