The Hill: States Back Obama’s Immigration Action in Court

The Hill reports that attorney generals from 12 states- California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont and the District of Columbia- are backing President Obama’s immigration actions by filing a “friend of the court” brief to defend the policies in a lawsuit filed by more than 20 other states. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who leads the charge, filed the brief in a Texas federal court on Monday. “By properly using his authority to set enforcement priorities, the president’s action benefits Washington and other states by improving public safety, keeping families together, and aiding our economy,” Ferguson said in a statement.

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