Gov. Phil Bryant joins in lawsuit against Obama administration

(WMC-TV) - Phil Bryant, Governor of Mississippi, is joining a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its plan to stop deporting illegal immigrants and grant them work permits.

The lawsuit was filed in August in federal court in Dallas on behalf of 10 US Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees.

It contends the Obama administration's plan violates federal law and forces ICE employees to break the law by not arresting certain illegal immigrants.

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