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Obama motion to immediately restart amnesty rejected by federal judge from Washington Times, today:
“President Obama’s new deportation amnesty will remain halted, a federal judge in Texas ruled Tuesday night in an order that also delivered a judicial spanking to the president’s lawyers for misleading the court.
“Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who first halted the amnesty in February, just two days before it was to take effect, said he’s even more convinced of his decision now, particularly after Mr. Obama earlier this year said he intends for his policies to supersede federal laws.”
The Federal judge accepted the action on behalf of 25 states, so even though the hearing is being held in Texas, this is not a state or regional issue.
In granting amnesty, Obama broke every law in the book, and it is unthinkable that the Department of Justice can “have his back” on this one. There is a massive body of legislation in place to govern how, when, and why people may immigrate to the the United States, and it should apply to every foreigner hoping to gain citizenship. People wait years, going though a long process to gain admission. Why people who are entering the country illegally should be allowed to stay is unreasonable.
It is also illegal. If the law needs to be changed, new legislation should be written, presented in Congress, and be debated and voted on just as any other major piece of legislation. Then the law is written and enacted. Yes, on this, and other issues, Obama has taken it upon himself to rewrite that law by simply saying we won’t follow it. What kind of a position does that put a court in? They are supposed to uphold the written and established laws of the country. Does that mean a president can say, “No, just do what I say, forget the law.” No way.
What’s worse, is even though an injunction was in place, amnesty was already being granted. This factor has made the judge even less sympathetic to the pleas by the administrations legal team, since they were aware that the injunction was being disregarded.
I am not against immigration, but I do believe in reasonable planned immigration. The influx of “illegal” aliens is costing the US billions of dollars, and the resources of those states that are receiving largest influx of undocumented adults and children are being stretched to the limit.
It will be interesting to see how this works out and if some other solution can be reached that will better serve the interests of the United States, nationally and individually.