King says he's delaying lawsuit against Obama [View all]
SIOUX CITY | U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, on Monday said heís delaying until after the November election filing a lawsuit that challenges the Obama administrationís new immigration rules. He previously said the case would be submitted before Labor Day.
"We are close to the election. It would be viewed as a political initiative anyway," he said.
The new rules, approved this summer, give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a chance to stay in the country and work.
The change was announced June 15. On the same day, King said he would sue President Barack Obama to stop the new policy. King later said the legal action would be submitted at the end of August.
King during a meeting with the Journal editorial board on Monday said he is still working through the list of plaintiffs that could be part of a lawsuit, as well as picking the judicial district for the filing. He hopes to file the case by late 2012 rather than early 2013.