Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mississippi Joins Lawsuit Over Obama Immigration Police - Businessweek

Mississippi Joins Lawsuit Over Obama Immigration Police - Businessweek
Mississippi joined a lawsuit opposing the Obama administration’s policy barring deportation of many young undocumented immigrants, adding a state government to a group of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees challenging the rule.

An amended complaint filed yesterday in Dallas federal court adds Mississippi to a group of 10 plaintiffs who sued Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in August.

Napolitano’s June 15 directive granting temporary reprieve from deportation to some young illegal immigrants requires ICE employees to break federal law, according to the complaint.

Bryant said the state joined the suit at no cost to taxpayers because it is being represented by Kris W. Kobach and P. Michael Jung, the attorneys who filed the initial case. Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state and a Republican, is a national advocate for tougher illegal-immigration laws.

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