A Federal judge has temporarily blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration so that a lawsuit against it can move forward.
26 states petitioned the court to stop the immigration action and gave arguments before the court in Brownsville, Texas. Judge Andrew Hanen issued the preliminary injunction on Monday.
The Judge wrote in a memorandum that the “lawsuit should go forward and that without a preliminary injunction the states will suffer irreparable harm in this case….The genie would be impossible to put back into the bottle… the plaintiffs’ argument that legalizing the presence of millions of people is a virtually irreversible action….The court finds that the government’s failure to secure the border has exacerbated illegal immigration into this country…Further, the record supports the finding that this lack of enforcement, combined with the country’s high rate of illegal immigration, significantly drains the states’ resources.”
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The New York Times wrote,
“The White House responded to the judge’s ruling in a statement early Tuesday, saying the president had acted within the law and with decades of legal precedent behind him.
‘The Department of Justice, legal scholars, immigration experts and the district court in Washington, D.C., have determined that the president’s actions are well within his legal authority,’ the White House statement said. ‘The district court’s decision wrongly prevents these lawful, common sense policies from taking effect.'”
No common sense in Obama’s realm
Lawful? Common sense policies? Obviously the Administration has been smoking something. The Obama immigration policy is nothing of common sense and everything of a planned take down of the United States.
The Administration plans to appeal Judge Hanen’s ruling immediately. The new orders were set to begin on Wednesday, with the rest of the plans set to begin in May. The injunction took place in the District Court in Texas- the appeal would be heard in the District Court in the 5th Court of appeals in New Orleans. If the courts conflict in their rulings, it could move to the Supreme Court, where its fate will be problematical at best.
As the Administration continues to claim that Obama’s actions are fine and have “years of legal precedents,” the 26 states most affected by the immigration plan are in deep trouble if it is implemented.
This article was originally published for Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children.