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    Obama’s Order on Immigration Halted by Federal Judge in Texas

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    (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration have been blocked by a federal judge in Texas, who sided with Texas and 25 other states in opposing plans to protect about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The order filed Monday by U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, temporarily halts the administration from carrying out the policies Obama announced after the November elections. Hanen’s order found that Texas, which sued the administration along with other states, had satisfied the requirements to bring a lawsuit.


    It blocks the administration from carrying out the executive order while the legal battle plays out.

    “This is a victory for the Constitution,” said Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, in a Facebook posting.
    “This ruling defends the Constitution and protects the rule of law,” Abbott wrote on his personal website.
    The Obama administration said it would appeal the ruling. - Source
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    While I am sympathetic to the plight of many illegals, this act by Obama was ill conceived from the start.
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    Re: Obama’s Order on Immigration Halted by Federal Judge in Texas

    Yea it was.

    It was political pandering at the expense of the American citizen.

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    Re: Obama’s Order on Immigration Halted by Federal Judge in Texas

    Looks like you just beat me to it in posting a thread on this. I'll paste my comments from that one in here so the mods can delete the other thread.

    A federal judge in Texas issued an order late Monday temporarily blocking a federal immigration program that would have potentially shielded millions from deportation.
    The Justice Dept. plans to waste even more tax payer's money by appealing this ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    “This injunction makes it clear that the president is not a law unto himself, and must work with our elected leaders in Congress and satisfy the courts in a fashion our Founding Fathers envisioned,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement late Monday.
    Federal Judge Stalls Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

    Obama seems more interested in working with despots and others who threaten the USA than he does his own Congress or our allies.

    A statement by White House press secretary Josh Earnest restated the administration's position that Obama's executive actions were within the bounds of legality.
    "The Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that the federal government can set priorities in enforcing our immigration laws-which is exactly what the President did when he announced commonsense policies to help fix our broken immigration system," Earnest said, later adding "The district court's decision wrongly prevents these lawful, commonsense policies from taking effect and the Department of Justice has indicated that it will appeal that decision."
    Federal judge temporarily blocks Obama's immigration executive action

    I'm sorry but "commonsense policies to help fix our broken immigration system" is a legislative action constitutionally reserved only to Congress. Maybe the emperor should read/respect Article II, Section 3, Clause 5 "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed" and Article II, Section 3, Clause 2 "recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient". You'd think he was familiar with these areas of the Constitution.

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: Obama’s Order on Immigration Halted by Federal Judge in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Yea it was.

    It was political pandering at the expense of the American citizen.
    This is a common theme with this President. It's more about carrying out his warped ideology than doing what's best for the American Citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: Obama’s Order on Immigration Halted by Federal Judge in Texas

    To be fair, congress HAS given the President a lot of latitude in enforcing various laws. So legally speaking, he could very well win. Politically however, there is no doubt that he has done wrong in not respecting check and balances. If he wants to be in congress, he should go back there. But the role of President is to enforce the laws, and thus policies, that congress sets. It is not to make policies of his own.

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    Re: Obama’s Order on Immigration Halted by Federal Judge in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    While I am sympathetic to the plight of many illegals, this act by Obama was ill conceived from the start.
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    Thanks for the article. Here is another: Federal judge in Texas blocks Obama immigration orders - The Washington Post

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    Re: Obama’s Order on Immigration Halted by Federal Judge in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    While I am sympathetic to the plight of many illegals, this act by Obama was ill conceived from the start.
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    That is just about spot on. We really do not want a President doing things like this without and even less against existing law.

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    Re: Obama’s Order on Immigration Halted by Federal Judge in Texas

    There's certainly a common sense difference between allocating finite resources to faithfully execute the law and announcing that the laws will not be enforced at all. In fact, the lawbreakers would be given amnesty for their crimes and federal resources to make their actions retroactively legal or at least unprosecutable. That is willful dereliction of duty at a minimum.

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    Re: Obama’s Order on Immigration Halted by Federal Judge in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Yea it was.

    It was political pandering at the expense of the American citizen.
    IMO, this should have been an election issue. To do it by Exec Order after the election stinks to high heaven.

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    Re: Obama’s Order on Immigration Halted by Federal Judge in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    While I am sympathetic to the plight of many illegals, this act by Obama was ill conceived from the start.
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    I think it was brilliant politically. It gives illegals the tools they need to register to vote in many states and adds potential votes for the democrats. Unfortunately, it isn't the right way to get votes.

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