NC governor enters immigration order lawsuit

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says he joined a lawsuit brought by the Texas attorney general challenging President Barack Obama’s executive order last month on immigration because the president exceeded his powers laid out in the U.S. Constitution.

McCrory made North Carolina one of the 17 states involved in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court over Obama’s order designed to keep as many as five million people living illegally in the United States from being deported.

The governor said in a release that Obama’s action will likely put more financial strains on services offered by state government in North Carolina.

Georgia and South Carolina also are involved in the lawsuit, which is being spearheaded by Texas Attorney General and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott.

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