House and Senate Democrats are coming to the aid of President Obama in the Supreme Court battle over his executive actions on immigration.
Democratic lawmakers expect to file an amicus brief on Tuesday in support of Obama’s 2014 actions to shield up to 5 million illegal immigrations from deportation.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced last week that the House would vote on a resolution authorizing the filing of an amicus brief to the Supreme Court on the legality of Obama’s executive actions. House Democrats decried the move, saying the GOP-authored brief wouldn’t speak for them.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) spearheaded the Democratic amicus brief, which was signed by a total of 186 House Democrats and 39 Senate Democrats.