Today was the first hearing in the 25 states’ lawsuit against executive action, heard by federal judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, TX — and advocates were on hand to make it clear what they thought about the lawsuit.
Obama’s executive action utilizes is an enforcement tool (prosecutorial discretion) that has been used on immigration by presidents going back to Eisenhower. It separates deportation priorities from people who don’t deserve to be uprooted or to have their families separated. Today’s protesters called on the plaintiff states and those who oppose executive action to stop attacking immigrant families. View some of the photos and tweets below: