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.
Is the U.S. military ripe for reduction and budgetary cuts?
In their justifiable zeal to target federal deficits and debt, various political and opinion leaders - including some on the right - believe so.
According to a new and thorough analysis of U.S. military health introduced this week by the Heritage Foundation, however, that's a very dangerous idea.
Heritage's inaugural Index of U.S. Military Strength, painstakingly assembled by numerous military experts and modeled upon its popular annual Index of Economic Freedom and Index of Culture and Opportunity, comprehensively…
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