Some Guys Just Won’t Take ‘No’ for an Answer! Obama Seeks Emergency Ruling to Advance His Immigration Plan

Some Guys Just Won’t Take ‘No’ for an Answer! Obama Seeks Emergency Ruling to Advance His Immigration Plan February 20, 2015

The Obama Administration just will not take “No” for an answer.

On Monday evening, February 16, a Texas judge stopped the President’s plan to issue work permits and legal protections to undocumented immigrants.  The plan, which has been decried by conservatives as an overreach of executive authority, would have granted protections and benefits to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants.  But Texas Judge Andrew S. Hanen, in a 123-page ruling, argued that Obama had broken the law by failing to seek public comment before implementing the program.  The Administrative Procedure Act requires that the public be permitted to voice their concerns before changes in some policies of federal agencies can be implemented.

In his ruling, Judge Hanen said,

“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 this country’s high rate of illegal immigration, significantly drains the states’ resources.”

Today the White House announced that they will file for an emergency order, permitting the federal government to issue documents while the case is pending in appeals court.  Lawyers at the Justice Department will file their appeal by Monday, February 23, and will continue to fight all challenges to the president’s actions.

With the Obama presidency winding down, there has been a concerted effort to push through immigration reform legislation that would be part of the President’s “legacy.”

Whether the Obama Administration’s bullheaded fight to secure his legacy will take precedence over the will of the people and the concern over the President’s overstepping of Constitutional boundaries remains to be seen.

 

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  • asmondius

    It would be nice indeed if the Justice Department pursued cases of religious freedom with equal vigor.
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    Obama’s real legacy will be the inordinate stress he has placed upon many American families over the past several years.

    • captcrisis

      As someone put it, the biggest effect of Obama’s action will be to relieve the enormous fear and stress on thousands of families who fear deportation. A very Christian thing to do, praised by Catholics everywhere, hierarchy and laity, but not here at the Church of Hating Obama.

      • asmondius

        Well, most people who break the law experience stress and fear that they will be caught. If we are to be charitable toward this particular group of law breakers, than let it done as the will of the people, not as a dictate from a petty tyrant acting as though we are in a banana republic.
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        Incidentally, under Obama’s regime these families currently have very little fear of being deported unless they engage in gross criminal behavior. Otherwise there would not be so many – correct? The real issue here is being able to qualify for government benefits, such as the Earned Income Credit.

      • Vonduit

        Playing the olé race card again? When you gonna learn…..the American people have shown Obama in the last 2 elections just how they feel………And you just like Obama…..haven’t got enough sense to understand people are tired of your crap! It’s not about Obama hating………you idiot!

  • Korou

    Excuse me – I have to ask. Are comment threads being deleted here?
    I can’t see any comments on the “Guilty of Feticide” post, and others.

    • kathyschiffer

      Nope, no threads are deleted–although I have a “no obscenity” rule, and the name-callers are about to get deleted, too. I’m pretty fed up with bad internet manners.

      • Korou

        Well, that reflects well on you. There are a couple of threads, no matter when I open them up I can’t read the comments. I’ll just put it down as one of those things, then.