10 States Suing Over Obama’s Immigration Actions Find Their Senators on Opposite Side

(THE DAILY SIGNAL) -- Twenty-six states are suing the federal government over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but U.S. senators representing 10 of those states are taking the opposite approach in Washington.

Lawmakers in Florida, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin—states that have all signed onto a lawsuit that alleges the president’s immigration plan is unconstitutional—have twice blocked debate on a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security while also undoing Obama’s immigration actions.

Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation who has closely followed the lawsuit, said these senators are not working in the best interest of the people back home.

He told The Daily Signal: “The polling shows that Americans are overwhelming against what Obama has done. Yet, we have senators from these states going against what their constituents want and what their state attorneys general or governors are doing.”

Senators from the 10 states include:

  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio
  • Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.
  • Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
  • Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.
  • Sen. Angus King, I-Maine
  • Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
  • Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich.
  • Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.
  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
  • Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.

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