Yesterday, Mississippi Gov. Phi Bryant announced he had joined a lawsuit filed in federal court a few months ago against the Obama administration for creating DACA.
"States must protect their borders while the federal government continues to ignore this growing problem," Bryant in a news release.
"I believe this action by the Obama administration is unconstitutional and circumvents Congress' authority. The fact remains that illegal immigration is a real issue with real consequences, and ignoring the rule of law is irresponsible. As governor, I cannot turn a blind eye to the problem of illegal immigration and its costs to Mississippi."
The issue of immigration “is a real issue with real consequences” as Gov. Bryant stated. Positive solutions like deferred action for childhood arrivals have been developed to create fruitful outcomes for immigrants and the communities where they live and work. As a result states will be having more productive individuals contributing to the state’s economy. Gov. Bryant’s lawsuit would not only harm the immigrants receiving relief under DACA but the entire state of Mississippi.
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