Gov. McCrory joins lawsuit challenging President Obama’s immigration action

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory has joined the Texas Attorney General, now governor-elect, along with other governors and attorneys general in a lawsuit that challenges President Barack Obama’s expansion of presidential power by unilaterally changing immigration law through executive action.

“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,” Governor McCrory said. “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.”

The legal challenge asserts the president violated the Take Care Clause of the U.S. Constitution which states the president must take care that the laws passed by Congress are faithfully executed.

North Carolina is one of the 17 states involved in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court.

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