Kansas is part of a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration.
The states argue in the lawsuit that the move "tramples" key portions of the U.S. Constitution.
Many Republicans are criticizing President Obama's move, which was designed to spare as many as 5 million people living illegally in the United States from deportation.
But Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott took it a step further. He filed a formal legal challenge in federal court in the Southern District of Texas.