Steve King plans to sue Obama over immigration policy (VIDEO)

Former Republican presidential candidate and US Representative Michele Bachmann confers with US Rep. Steve King during a news conference on July 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. King said Friday he plans to sue Obama over his new immigration policy.


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Steve King, the Republican Representative for Iowa and Vice Chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee, said Friday that he plans to sue Obama's administration over the newly announced selective illegal immigration policy, the Daily Caller reported

Speaking on former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's radio program, King said he has experience with this type of lawsuit, having sued former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for a similar separation-of-powers issue. 

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“I will tell you that — I’m not without experience on this — I’m prepared to bring a suit and seek a court order to stop implementation of this policy,” King said, according to the Daily Caller. “I have done it once in the past successfully when then-Governor Tom Vilsack thought he could legislate by executive order — and the case of King vs. Vilsack is in the books.”

King said that the Obama has ignored Congress' rejection of the DREAM Act with his revision of the country's immigration policies, Talking Points Memo reported

"Americans should be outraged that President Obama is planning to usurp the Constitutional authority of the United States Congress and grant amnesty by edict to 1 million illegal aliens," King said, The Washington Times reported

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The new policy will allow young people who immigrated to the United States illegally with their parents before they were 16 years old to apply to stay in the country, according to the Times. 

Eligible applicants must be school, or have graduated from US high school, a general education development certificate, or an honorable discharge from the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States, the Times reported. 

The Department of Homeland Security "will continue to focus its enforcement resources on removing people who pose a national security or public safety risk, including immigrants convicted of crimes, violent criminals, felons, and repeat immigration law offenders," according to the Times. 

The new guidelines take effect immediately, and the Obama administration will begin reviewing applications within the next two months. 

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