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Texas expected to sue over Obama immigration order

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WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov.-elect Greg Abbott appears poised to keep his promise and sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration — the 31st time he’s filed suit against the federal government since 2009.


The outgoing Texas attorney general is addressing reporters Wednesday afternoon.


After President Barack Obama announced his order Nov. 21 Abbott vowed “swift action,” then suggested last week that a lawsuit was coming soon.

It’s Abbott’s first major issue since his easy victory to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, who’s also clamored for a lawsuit.


Obama’s actions are designed to spare from deportation nearly 5 million people living illegally in the United States. Abbott says Texas has unique standing because of the outsize impact the order would have on it.

Abbott already has sued 30 times since Obama took office.


Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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