WASHINGTON, D.C.-The battle over the border is triggering backlash against President Obama's immigration reform.
On Wednesday, Governor Rick Perry called out Obama's executive order; set to shield about five million people living illegally in the U.S. from being deported, saying his new "border rules" undermine border security.
"And in fact, his action placed a neon sign on our border, assuring people that they could ignore the law of the United States," said Perry.
Perry pulled an executive order of his own, requiring all state agencies and contractors to use E-verify to check the legal status of employees.
But like in any Texas showdown, it's 10 steps and shoot, and Perry's coming up on his last pace. He leaves office in January, leaving Greg Abbott to pull out the big guns.
"I'm here to announce a law suit filed by the state of Texas against the United States of America, there are a total of 17 states that are plaintiffs to this lawsuit," said Abbott.
And with Texas at the helm of the suit, it's sure to go off, guns a blazing.
With over 1,000 National Guard troops still at the border, it looks like this border battle is far from over.