“The President cannot simply announce sweeping new rules and implement them by giving a speech,” the complaint reads.
The suit was also filed against Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriquez, and U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
Both Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) and Gov.-elect Doug Ducey (R) released statements Thursday voicing their opposition to Obama’s executive action.
“[Obama’s] new executive action sends a disturbing message about the way this President perceives his role as leader,” Brewer’s statement said.
Ducey called on Obama to “sit down and work with both sides of the aisle on a realistic solution, not further divide the country and exacerbate this problem after six years of inaction on his part.”