Gov. Scott Walker has joined a lawsuit seeking to block President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas by governors and attorney general from 17 states.

"The immigration system is broken, but this is an issue that should be addressed through collaborative federal action, not unilateral action by the President," Walker said in a statement.

Walker, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, added that the lawsuit is "about the rule of law and the legality of President Obama’s actions."

The lawsuit was filed by the State of Texas.

Obama's executive action, which he announced last month, spares as many as 5 million people living illegally in the United States from deportation.

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