'Well, [the children are] a more sympathetic cause. Why would you file the lawsuit?'" Mr. Paxton said. "It's not up to the president to be sympathetic. His job is to follow the law, follow the Constitution. If Congress wants to be sympathetic, they need to change the law. In this case, they didn't change the law."
In his suit, Paxton said McManus "skirted" procedure by disregarding Homeland Security's requests to probe the incident under federal immigration statutes.