Thursday, May 21, 2015

Texas Strikes Back After Government Grants 2,000 Work Permits

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 11:22 AM

click image Members of the the Texas Organizing Project, Service Employees International Union of Texas, and Domesticas Unidas gathered at the John H. Wood Federal Courthouse Building on January 14, 2015, to oppose Governor-elect Greg Abbott lawsuit against President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. - ALEXA GARCIA-DITTA
  • Alexa Garcia-Ditta
  • Members of the the Texas Organizing Project, Service Employees International Union of Texas, and Domesticas Unidas gathered at the John H. Wood Federal Courthouse Building on January 14, 2015, to oppose Governor-elect Greg Abbott lawsuit against President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says President Barack Obama doesn't comprehend problems the complicated bureaucracy his executive orders that would allow more than 5 million undocumented immigrants to receive legal status creates.

"The newly-revealed admission that even more expanded work permits were granted to 2,000 illegal immigrants raises serious questions about the Obama Administration's reliability moving forward," Paxton says in a press release. "Increased oversight is needed to hold the federal government accountable for its apparent inability to report accurate information to the court."

The Obama administration admitted the mistake, saying the three-year work permits were issued by accident.

In a court filing today, Paxton asked a federal court in Brownsville to make sure the administration complies with a February injunction halting Obama's executive orders while a Texas-led lawsuit filed by 26 states winds its way through the courts.

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