5th Circuit Blocks Immigration Action
November 10, 2015
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in response to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to affirm and maintain the injunction on President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.
"Arkansas, like other States, would be forced to invest more tax dollars in law enforcement, health care, education and many other areas to handle the federal government's heavy-handed and unlawful attempt to expand and modify the deferred action program. Our country is a nation of laws, and the President's decision to use executive action to bypass Congress is a complete disregard for the U.S. Constitution. I commend the 5th Circuit for maintaining this injunction as the legal process continues, and I will continue to work with my colleagues from across the country to see that this decision is upheld and the Constitution is protected."
Arkansas joined the coalition in December, at the request of then Attorney General-elect Rutledge, along with Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.