For today, at least, we return to being a nation of laws.
A federal judge in Texas Monday issued an injunction that would temporarily block President Obama’s unilateral immigration amnesty.
U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen in Brownsville indicated that Obama had acted unconstitutionally by circumventing Congress, saying that no law permits illegal immigrants to stay.
Actually, “the law mandates that these illegally-present individuals be removed,” Hanen wrote.
A portion of the amnesty, that which would expand non-deportability to more illegal aliens whose parents had brought them to the United States, was scheduled to go into effect Wednesday. It appears that will now be delayed.
This is pretty significant. Do I know that because I an immigration lawyer? No. But I can tell because the White House released a statement at 2:30 in the morning vowing to appeal the decision.