Fifth Circuit Maintains Roadblock to Obama Immigration Amnesty
Today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift an injunction prohibiting the Obama administration from implementing an executive amnesty program for millions of illegal immigrants.
Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas who is leading a 26 state lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s amnesty order, applauded the court for stopping “a drastic change in immigration policy” since the program bypassed congressional approval. Texas is alleging significant financial burdens on state taxpayers if the federal government is allowed to proceed.
The Obama administration is now considering whether to appeal the Fifth Circuit’s opinion to the U.S. Supreme Court, a move which could backfire and derail a policy goal long sought by immigration activists.
When it comes to expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare, the Obama administration has a clear goal: Coerce holdout states into submission by threatening to eliminate funding for other health-related programs.
Florida is fighting back.
In a new lawsuit, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi details a long train of bad faith negotiations by federal officials that openly disregards a U.S. Supreme Court command not to punish states for refusing to expand Medicaid.
Since 2005, Florida has operated a federally funded health care program to serve a low income population (LIP) not covered under traditional…
"What is unique about American foreign policy today is not just that it is rudderless, but how quickly and completely the 70-year postwar order seems to have disintegrated -- and how little interest the American people take in the collapse, thanks to the administration's apparent redeeming message, which translates, 'It's their misfortune and none of our own.' ...Meanwhile, no one seems to much care…[more]
—Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow
— Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow