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Mayors Warn: Inaction on Immigration Reform 'Has Real Consequences'


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Mayors Warn: Inaction on Immigration Reform 'Has Real Consequences'

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Delaying President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration reform is not only hurting immigrant families but is also wrecking the local economy in U.S cities coast to coast, a coalition of more than 70 city and county leaders charged in a brief filed on Monday.

The friend-of-the-court brief, filed in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the Texas vs. United States lawsuit, argues that cities—where most immigrants live—are on the front lines of the country's broken immigration system.