This is a victory for the rule of law in America and a crucial first step in reining in President Obama’s lawlessness!
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.
In his opinion, Judge Andrew Hanen resoundingly rejected the Obama Administration’s logic, saying that while the executive branch does have discretion in the details of applying law, it cannot “enact a program in which it not only ignores the dictates of Congress, but actively acts to thwart them.”
You can read Judge Hanen’s full opinion here.
The lawsuit names 26 states as plaintiffs against the federal government. Texas proudly leads this coalition. The White House has said it plans to appeal the decision.
This ruling is important for Texas as our state would bear the lion’s share of the cost for President Obama’s irresponsible and unlawful actions. Undermining the pillars of democracy not only disregards the Constitution but also places an undue burden on the people of Texas.
As Attorney General, I will continue to fight for the due process of law and the people of Texas. We will continue this fight all the way to the Supreme Court if needed to stand for the rule of law and stop President Obama’s illegal amnesty.
Texas Attorney General