- The Washington Times - Monday, April 6, 2015

Alexandria, the District of Columbia and Montgomery County joined New York City and dozens of other municipalities across the country Monday in demanding a court allow President Obama’s deportation amnesty to go into effect immediately, saying they want the tax revenue they think the newly legalized workers would bring.

A federal court in Texas halted the amnesty, ruling that Mr. Obama likely broke the law in declaring it, but the local officials, led by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, said they are filing a brief urging an appeals court to overturn the injunction and speed the amnesty into effect.

Covering more than 70 locales, the leaders said they represent 43 million U.S. residents in pleading for the amnesty.

“Cities are where immigrants live, and cities are where the president’s executive action will be successfully implemented,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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