Federal Court Deals Blow to Obama’s Executive Amnesty
Barack Obama claimed 22 different times he did not have the power to pass executive amnesty.
Today a federal appeals court upheld an injunction against President Obama’s new deportation policies.
The Washington Times reported:
A federal appeals court upheld an injunction against President Obama’s new deportation in a ruling Tuesday that marks the second major legal setback for an administration that had insisted its actions were legal.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Texas, which had sued to stop the amnesty, on all key points, finding that Mr. Obama’s amnesty likely broke the law governing how big policies are to be written.
“The public interest favors maintenance of the injunction,” the judges wrote in the majority opinion.
Mr. Obama had acted in November to try to grant tentative legal status and work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants, saying he was tired of waiting for Congress to act.
The full amnesty, known as Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, or DAPA, had been scheduled to begin last week, while an earlier part had been slated to accept applications on Feb. 18. But just two days before that, Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued his injunction finding that Mr. Obama had broken the law.
Glenn Reynolds added: Translated from legalese: The Obama Administration’s unilateral
legislation executive order is probably illegal, so the trial judge was correct in stopping it from going into effect. This is very good news for the rule of law.