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.
By now, Americans are all too familiar with the rogue character of executive branch agencies under the Obama Administration.
Already this year, we've witnessed Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) move toward reclassification as a "public utility" an Internet that had transformed human existence precisely due to the federal government's light-touch regulatory approach dating back to the Clinton Administration.
Similarly, we've witnessed such extreme lawlessness from other agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Labor Relations Board…
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