The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s injunction ordering a complete stop to President Obama’s executive order providing amnesty to illegal aliens already in the U.S. The order also puts a stop to ‘delayed deportation,’ saying wasn’t an executive order by Obama, but rather memorandum issued by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at the president’s direction.
The administration argued that the injunction was unlawful, claiming a single court shouldn’t be able to impose it’s will on a nationwide program implemented by executive order. It also argued that the 26 states suing to stop Obama’s action were not suffering any real damage which gives them standing to sue the federal government.
The court saw it differently: “The district court found that Texas would lose at least $130.89 on each license it issues to a DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) beneficiary, and the United States does not dispute that calculation on appeal. It is well established that a financial loss generally constitutes an injury so Texas is likely to meet its burden.”
The Obama Administration claims that the hold is a hazard to reforming the immigration system, will damage the economy and worse — is a threat to national security.
“The president’s actions were designed to bring greater accountability to our broken immigration system, grow the economy, and keep our communities safe,” White House spokeswoman Brandi Hoffine said in a statement.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton praised the decision in a statement, saying Obama tried to force “a drastic change in immigration policy” and that it’s “a victory for those committed to preserving the rule of law in America.”
“We will continue to fight the brazen lawlessness that has become a trademark of the Obama administration,” he added.
Meanwhile, Obama has shown he doesn’t care what the court ordered, telling a crowd in Miami that “he will move ahead with his executive action on immigration and vowed that his administration will become even more aggressive in the weeks and months to come.”
Recently, it’s been learned that the Obama Administration violated an injunction issued in February by approving about 2,000 amnesties even after the court ordered its halt. Worse yet is the fact that Congress passed an appropriation bill allowing Obama to use taxpayer money to carry out his Executive Order-driven program.
Obama’s lawlessness and Congresses compliance – these are the real the threat to our National Security as both willfully disregard the U.S. Constitution.