Immigration Agents Sue to Stop Amnesty
"A group of immigration agents on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, claiming that following new lenient deportation policies requires them to violate the law. The 10 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say they are under orders not to arrest certain illegal immigrants who might qualify for the administration's new deferred deportation program, according to the complaint filed in a Texas federal court," NPR reports.
The Texas members of the House Judiciary Committee issued a statment in support of the suit.
The Mitt Romney campaign was restrained in response to the suit, according to The Hill. "Mitt Romney's campaign is treading carefully on the issue of a new lawsuit against the Obama administration's deportation deferrals for young illegal immigrants, criticizing Obama for the policy but refusing to say whether or not he would continue the deferrals if he were to become president."