Kris Kobach, informal Romney adviser, files immigration lawsuit

Politico, 8/23/12

An informal adviser to Mitt Romney is representing 10 federal employees in a  lawsuit aimed at undoing President Barack Obama’s June immigration  directive.

Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach is representing U.S. Immigration and  Customs Enforcement officials who believe that Obama’s immigration action  requires them to break federal law. The suit [pdf], which names Secretary of Homeland Security Janet  Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton as defendants, was filed Thursday  afternoon in a Dallas federal court.

“The Directive is an extension of the DREAM Act, which was  rejected by Congress, and aims to grant an amnesty to 1.7 million illegal  aliens. It violates federal immigration laws that require certain aliens to be  placed in removal proceedings,” Kobach said in a statement.

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