Obama Amnesty to Impose Billions in Costs on States

25 states detail financial burdens resulting from non-deportation order in lawsuit

Administration lawyers and their defenders also point to previous uses by other presidents of “deferred action” — the power Obama lawyers cite in their defense — as evidence what they are doing isn’t out of the ordinary.

“The state lawsuit is about politics, not policy or the constitutionality of the executive actions,” said Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, which has filed briefs in the case defending the policy. “Ultimately, we — along with scores of legal experts — believe the courts will prove that President Obama’s immigration policy is legally sound.”

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