Federal Judge Halts Obama’s Amnesty
November 21, 2016 2:16pm PST
Just days before leaving office, Barack Obama’s has been stopped once and for all.
The Federalist Papers reported that Obama’s administration has finally admitted defeat their attempts to grant de-facto amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. The Department of Justice admitted this in documents filed with a Texas judge in which the DOJ said they would end their attempts in light of the next administration.
Judge Andrew S. Hanen presided over Obama’s executive order expanding amnesty case in February of 2015, and he ruled that the order broke administrative law. The Obama administration appealed this to the appeals court, which agreed with Hanen both times. The Supreme Court also agreed with him in a deadlocked decision over the summer.
“Accordingly, the parties respectfully submit that further proceedings on the merits of this case, including the submission of a schedule for resolving the merits, should be stayed until February 20, 2017,” the Justice Department and lawyers for Texas said in a joint request of Judge Hanen.
The Washington Times reported that this injunction will stay in place until President-elect Donald Trump has a chance to review it.
“Given the change in Administration, the parties jointly submit that a brief stay of any further litigation in this Court before beginning any further proceedings would serve judicial efficiency and economy so that the parties have a better understanding of how they might choose to move forward,” both sides said.
Obama’s order, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), would give protection to the nearly four million illegal immigrants who were either brought to the United States as children or who are parents of legal immigrants or American citizens. The program would give them tentative legal status for three years making it impossible for them to be deported. It would also give them right to work permits, driver license and taxpayer benefits like welfare and social security.
The amnesty was not officially ruled as an “executive order,” instead being dubbed as changes made by the Department of Homeland Security. Hanen ruled that the amnesty violated the Administrative Procedure Act because as a major policy change, it should have been out for public review and comment. The appeals court took this even further by saying Obama broke immigration law, which did not allow for such broad use of deferred action” powers.
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