Attorney General Adam Laxalt Issues Statement Following Federal Appellate Court’s Decision Affirming States’ Lawsuit Against the President’s Unilateral Action on Immigration

May 26, 2015

Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt issued the following statement today after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied the Obama Administration’s request to begin implementing the president’s unilateral immigration order:

    “After carefully considering the president’s executive order on immigration, yet another federal court has concluded it is unlikely to pass constitutional muster,” said Laxalt. “The appellate court’s decision is another victory for our constitutional structure and the rule of law. There remains wide agreement that our immigration system must be fixed. However, that fix must occur in Congress – not by a unilateral action in the oval office. That is the goal of this lawsuit.”

      In addition to Nevada, other states that have joined the suit include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

        To view the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s opinion, click here.