AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott says “odds favor” that Texas will sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration but is stopping short of his earlier vow to file a lawsuit.

The outgoing Texas attorney general said Monday his office will finalize a decision within two weeks. After President Barack Obama announced his unilateral order last week, Abbott had “pledged” quick action.

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It has become Abbott’s first major issue since his landslide victory to succeed Gov. Rick Perry.

Obama’s actions are designed to spare nearly 5 million people living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Abbott says Texas has unique standing to file a challenge because of the outsize impact the order would have on the state.

Abbott has sued the Obama administration more than 30 times as attorney general.

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