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.
Ok, admit it: You might not have found the time. It was a weeknight after all, and there were dinners to be made and kids to put to bed. And yeah, you could have DVRed it, but were you really going to choose an hour’s worth of political bromides over a new episode of Game of Thrones? And you know it’s sort of a civic duty, but if you had to hear that voice droning on one more time…
So, yeah, you probably didn’t get around to this year’s State of the Union, President Obama’s next-to-last indulgence in America’s most oddly monarchical political tradition.…
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