Some States Stay Silent On Lawsuit Over Obama's Immigration Actions
Huffington Post - about 2 years
WASHINGTON -- After President Barack Obama announced wide-reaching executive actions on immigration last November, officials from 26 states joined a lawsuit to block them. Another 12, plus the District of Columbia, signed on to a brief in support of the president.
Another dozen haven't gotten involved at all, and some observers are asking why. Those 12 states are Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Wyoming.
HuffPost reached out to the offices of those states' governors and attorneys general to see where they stand on Obama's immigration actions and the lawsuit aimed at stopping them.
Many didn't seem to want to talk about their decision to remain on the sidelines -- or at least did not respond to multiple calls and emails from HuffPost. A few said they were supportive of Obama's actions, but said they didn't join the amicus brief because of timing or a practice not to weigh in on lawsuit
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