Laxalt joins protest vs. Obama’s immigration order
LAS VEGAS — Nevada Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt has joined a protest sponsored by the Republican Attorneys General Association against President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration.
Laxalt is among 20 attorneys general and attorneys general-elects who signed a joint statement objecting to Obama’s decision to prevent the deportation of an estimated 5 million people.
The letter doesn’t any outline any course of legal action, but it dovetails with GOP pledges to challenge the president’s action in court.
Laxalt adviser Robert Uithoven told the Las Vegas Sun (http://bit.ly/15HXtle ) that Laxalt plans to take no immediate legal action against Obama’s order once he takes office in January.
Laxalt sent an email to supporters saying he wants the nation’s immigration policies to be determined by Congress and not through a presidential executive order.