Thursday, February 19, 2015

Don't Mess With A Texas US Judge's-Opinion Blocks Obama's Amnesty See Opinion

Texas U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen in Brownsville, Texas vs. United States 

In a 123 page opinion bars federal immigration officials from implementing Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, or DAPA, and expanding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. In the 123 page opinion explains his decision to issue an injunction blocking President Obama's Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program covers a multitude of legal and factual issues.
The DAPA Program Directly Causes Significant Injury to States
Congress Never Created or Authorized Deferred Action Status
There Is a Big Difference between Executive Discretion and Bestowing Benefits
Immigration Officials Have No Discretion in How to Implement DACA/DAPA see footnote 101 on page 109
Preventing The Implementation Of DAPA Preserves The Status Quo

Related: The Obama administration has postponed executive actions on immigration indefinitely after a federal judge ruled against them Monday. President Obama said Tuesday the administration would appeal, but in the meantime it had no choice but to comply with Judge Andrew Hanen's ruling, which halted an expansion of an existing program for undocumented children that was supposed to begin today. (New York Times)
The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday suspended President Obama’s expansion of deportation deferrals, scrambling a congressional debate over how to prevent a shutdown of the agency late next week. (The Hill)