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Court Refuses to Allow Obama Amnesty to Proceed

A panel of a federal appeals court Tuesday declined to reverse a district court judge’s ruling that blocked President Obama’s plan to grant temporary amnesty for some 5 million illegal immigrants, saying that overriding the ruling could force states to take irreversible actions that would become illegal if the challenge to Obama’s action prevails.

According to the 2-1 ruling:

A stay would enable DAPA beneficiaries to apply for driver’s licenses and other benefits, and it would be difficult for the states to retract those benefits or recoup their costs even if they won on the merits. That is particularly true in light of the district court’s findings regarding the large number of potential beneficiaries, including at least 500,000 in Texas alone.

Obama’s amnesty is seen by opponents as a rank end-around of Congress, granting legal status and benefits to millions of illegal immigrants by simply making them a low priority for prosecution. How a decision to defer prosecuting an illegal immigrant gives them legal rights is something I have never understood.

Now, it appears, the courts may be having trouble with it too.

The administration will no doubt appeal, but it’s unclear whether it will go directly to the Supreme Court.

Obama’s two most significant policies – this and Obamacare – hang by legal threads. It’s indicative of the divisive, imperious nature of this presidency that Obama governs by such questionably legal means.

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14 Responses to Court Refuses to Allow Obama Amnesty to Proceed

  1. I would love for Fox News to start holding the Republicans feet to fire over why they’re letting Obama go as far as he has. We put a majority in the House and Senate last fall, for what? Certainly NOT for rubbing Obama’s belly.

    • I e-mail my R congress people almost every day. If you don’t scream at them they think you are happy.
      E-mail and scream at them.
      When they get it right e-mail them and say thanks for doing the right thing.

  2. And just why is it difficult for states to ‘retract benefits’? They strip drivers of their legal licenses every day, they throw people off of welfare rolls whenever their state allows, eject students from colleges for anything they find offensive, and put people in jail for doing any number of illegal things.
    This is all some more poitical theatre that will just make our lives more miserable so long at the Repub majority is scared to do the right thing.
    I call – Big Whup.

    • Once free stuff gets in peoples hands and pols take it away the headlines scream at the rich r’s yell you are starving babies and the press never forget sins of the R’s while the sins of d’s never get even get mentioned in news.

  3. That ruling means that someone is obeying the law. Not Obama, not the republicans, certainly not the dems!

    Boner promise to stop Obamacare, he did nothing. Same with immigration! He is just as big a lair as Oputter.

    Can someone give me a reason to vote in 2016? Does our vote mean anything now? I think not at this point.

    • Don’t give up the ship Von Ebb, not yet.
      They are digging holes faster than they can fill them.
      At this point, congress is the problem as I see it.
      They could fix all of this very quickly.

  4. I am glad that someone finally has some sense.
    Of course, this ruling will only make Barack The Useless get in front of yet another microphone and blame Republicans for his wows.

  5. Thank you, God. Now please give the Republicans the balls to end birthright citizenship and then deport every illegal immigrant in our nation.