Several attorney's general across the country have banned together to challenge President Barack Obama's executive order easing the nation's immigration procedures.

Bill Schuette, Michigan Attorney General joined Texas and 20 other states in a lawsuit against President Barack Obama.
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette joined the lawsuit on Tuesday, he is one of 20 states to join Texas.  Greg Abbot, Texas Attorney General is leading the suit that says the president's decision disregards the Constitution.

According to Obama, the executive order was necessary because Congress would not entertain the idea of immigration reform.  He said due to their lack of action he needed to make the changes himself.

"America deserves a hopeful immigration policy," according to Schuette.  In a statement the attorney general issued he said, "Throughout our history, America has provided a beacon of hope across the world.  But the president's unilateral executive order on immigration, bypassing Congress, is constitutionally flawed.

The other states involved in the suit are Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.