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Lawmaker: Court ruling a 'civics lesson' for Obama

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Rep. Diane Black praised a federal court's Monday decision to uphold an injunction against part of President Obama's 2014 executive actions on immigration, and said the decision should help remind Obama that he's not a "king."

"The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has dealt an important victory for law abiding immigrants and taught President Obama a much-needed civics lesson," Black said in a statement. "This president is many things, but a king isn't one of them. We are a nation of laws and, as this rebuke from the court affirms, he cannot rewrite those laws on a whim to fit his liberal agenda."

Obama's executive actions were aimed at deferring the deportation of up to 5 million illegal immigrants, and allowing them to work. But the action went around Congress, and many Republicans said granting these benefits would only encourage more illegal immigration.

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