February 18, 2015

Meet the Texas judge who just shut down Obama’s illegal amnesty

You’ve probably heard by now that a federal judge in Texas put a temporary order blocking Obama’s executive order to defer deportation; part of Obama’s ‘DREAM Act’ legislation that didn’t get passed by Congress but Obama figured he’d use his ‘pen and phone’ to push out parts of it anyway despite the Constitution.
It was not really a surprise ruling, but it was a welcome and important one for Texas and a coalition of states that had sued to stop President Obama’s executive action to grant amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.

As Western Journalism reported some ten days ago, pro-immigration activists had predicted the ruling that has just been handed down by a federal judge in Texas — an order temporarily blocking what many believe to be Obama’s unconstitutional action deferring deportation.
From the courthouse in Brownsville, TX, Judge Andrew Hanen late Monday essentially agreed with the states’ argument that Obama changed immigration law on his own, without congressional authority, thus placing a terrible financial burden on states.

 A federal judge late Monday halted President Obama’s deportation amnesty, ruling he overstepped his powers in trying to grant legal status and “benefits and privileges” to millions of illegal immigrants, in a stunning decision that chides the president and throws the White House’s plans into disarray just a day before applications were to be accepted.
The White House said it will appeal Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s decision, but it’s unclear whether the case could reach the circuit court in New Orleans or even the Supreme Court before Wednesday, which is when the Homeland Security Department had planned to begin accepting the first applications under the new amnesty.
The DHS was not given any ‘discretion by law’ to give 4.3 million removable aliens what the DHS itself labels as ‘legal presence,’ ” Judge Hanen wrote in issuing an injunction. “In fact, the law mandates that these illegally-present individuals be removed. The DHS has adopted a new rule that substantially changes both the status and employability of millions. These changes go beyond mere enforcement or even non-enforcement of this nation’s immigration scheme.”

Thankfully there seems to be a judge who isn’t an activist and actually follows the Constitution.  The Constitution is quite clear on the powers of the three branches of government.  

We are not a Monarchy and not ruled by a ‘King’ which is why the President’s powers are limited. 

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