Gov. Pat McCrory today joined 14 states and the governors of three others in a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s recent executive order on immigration, which among other things halted the deportation of certain undocumented immigrants.
“The president has exceeded the balance of power provisions clearly laid out in the U.S. Constitution and his unilateral expansion of power must be challenged,” McCrory said in a statement. “In North Carolina, the 10th most populous state, the president’s actions are likely to put even more financial strain on our state’s government services. It’s disappointing that the president has shown little regard for states which must shoulder the costs of his actions.”
McCrory appears to have joined the lawsuit in his capacity as governor and without the participation of Attorney General Roy Cooper.
Governor’s counsel Robert Stephens signed the complaint on McCrory’s behalf.
Read the full complaint here.