FEDERAL JUDGE Blocks Obama’s Executive Amnesty Program for Illegals – Saying GOVT. MISLED COURT
A federal judge denied Barack Obama’s motion to immediately implement illegal amnesty saying the Obama administration misled the court.
The Texas Attorney General tweeted this out last night.
— Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) April 8, 2015
The Honorable Andrew Hanen, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, halted Barack Obama’s executive amnesty plan in February.
FOX News reported:
A federal judge in Texas denied a Justice Department request Tuesday to lift his temporary hold on President Obama’s executive action shielding potentially millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen refused to set aside his Feb. 16 decision granting a preliminary injunction requested by 26 states. The U.S. government wants the injunction lifted — allowing Obama’s action to proceed — while it appeals Hanen’s ruling to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court in New Orleans.
In his order Tuesday denying the government’s request, Hanen said the government hasn’t “shown any credible reason for why this Directive necessitates immediate implementation.”
There was no immediate comment from the White House.
The Justice Department has already asked the 5th Circuit to lift the injunction. The appeals court was scheduled to hear arguments on whether the injunction should be lifted on April 17.
The coalition of states has filed a lawsuit to overturn Obama’s executive actions, which would prevent as many as 5 million people who are in the U.S. illegally from being deported.