De Blasio, Garcetti Lead Coalition Backing Obama’s Executive Order
Latin Post | April 7, 2015
Pressure is mounting on Republicans to back down on the Texas v. United States lawsuit aimed a repealing President Obama’s executive order on immigration.
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In January, a Texas federal judge issued an injunction stopping the programs one day before it was set to take effect. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday spearheaded Cities United for Immigration Action’s legal brief asking the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to let Obama’s order go through. Over 70 cities and counties backed the coalition, which is made up of mayors, county executives, and other government officials.