Texas Attorney General and Governor elect Greg Abbott said on Thursday that he is ready to take Barack Obama to court concerning the President’s executive action on immigration.
“President Obama has circumvented Congress and deliberately bypassed the will of the American people, eroding the very foundation of our nation’s Constitution and bestowing a legacy of lawlessness.
“Texans have witnessed firsthand the costs and consequences caused by President Obama’s dictatorial immigration policy and now we must work together toward a solution in fixing our broken immigration system.
“Following tonight’s pronouncement, I am prepared to immediately challenge President Obama in court, securing our state’s sovereignty and guaranteeing the rule of law as it was intended under the Constitution,” Abbott said in a statement to Pundit Press.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said President Obama’s decision will lead to more illegal immigration.
“In Texas we know firsthand the problems brought by illegal immigration and bad federal policy. As we saw with the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who came across the border, a bad policy led to children being put at risk.
“The President’s decision tonight will lead to more illegal immigration, not less. It is time for the President and Congress to secure our border, followed by meaningful reforms.
“There is no more time for political grandstanding,” Perry said.
Perry has also hinted a possible legal challenge to President Obama’s actions on illegal immigration.