(Washington, DC) – Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) signed an amicus brief filed by Greg Abbott, the former Attorney General of Texas, and 23 other states including Louisiana, contesting the President’s Executive Order on immigration. The document argues the President’s actions violate his duty to “faithfully execute the law” and that the scope of the action goes far beyond the “prosecutorial discretion” power given to the Administration.

Boustany said: “The President’s Executive Order on immigration undermines our national security and rewards those who have broken the law. Republicans who are serious about putting a permanent end to the President’s unconstitutional Executive Order agree a court ruling is one of our best hopes to stop this action. I support this amicus brief filed by 24 states because the American people are crying out for a return to the rule of law, and they want their elected officials to hold this President accountable.”

Former Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said: “The President's proposed executive decree violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law, circumvents the will of the American people and is an affront to the families and individuals who follow our laws to legally immigrate to the United States.”