Obama’s immigration action blocked again; Supreme Court only option left

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation suffered a legal setback on Monday with an appeal to the Supreme Court now the administration’s only option.

The 2-1 decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to uphold a May injunction deals a blow to Obama’s plan, opposed by Republicans and challenged by 26 states.  

The states, all led by Republican governors, said the federal government exceeded its authority in demanding whole categories of immigrants be protected.

The Obama administration has said it is within its rights to ask the Department of Homeland Security to use discretion before deporting nonviolent migrants with U.S. family ties.

The case has become the focal point of the Democratic president’s efforts to change U.S. immigration policy.

Seeing no progress on legislative reform in Congress, Obama announced last November he would take executive action to help immigrants. He has faced criticism from Republicans who say the program grants amnesty to lawbreakers.

In its ruling, the appeals court said it was denying the government’s appeal to stay the May injunction “after determining that the appeal was unlikely to succeed on its merits.”

Republicans hailed the ruling as a victory against the Obama administration.

John Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, said in a Twitter message that the court decision was “a major victory for the rule of law.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement the ruling meant the state, which has led the legal challenge, “has secured an important victory to put a halt to the president’s lawlessness.”

(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler and Lisa Shumaker)


One thought on “Obama’s immigration action blocked again; Supreme Court only option left

  1. yeah, I’m pretty sure I know how this show ends, too.

    The wetbacks will be raping our babies until we kick them the hell out of here ourselves, and don’t forget the special treatment earned by the traitors who invited them in.

    In Europe the “migrants” (their foreign invasion force) are raping women to death; several of them already, so it’s NOT an isolated incident. The wetbacks here are armed up and waiting for the green light from someone.

    How do your conquer a nation of 300 million armed citizens? ATTRITION.
    First we’ll fight the wetback war, and when we’re running out of ammo the Chinks will be sent in, or possibly the Russians before them, but the NWO knows what they’re up against, and they wouldn’t be attacking unless they though they had a chance of winning. STOCKPILE AMMO — TEN TIMES AS MUCH AS YOU THINK YOU’LL NEED.

    Personally, as much as I hate the wetbacks, I think it’s a mistake to waste too much in the way of resources in throwing them out of here, and that may be exactly why they were invited in and armed up. They’re just the first force whose job is to waste our resources, and since no one really wants them anyway, no one cares if they all get killed.

    But… where are the wetbacks without government assistance, and after every business that hires them is firebombed? They have no logistical support here, no way to produce food, and they won’t be here very long after the tit runs dry. I say let ’em starve, or use ’em as slaves, but be ready for whomever follows them.

    Maybe they WANT us to get pissed off at them, so we’ll use up all our ammo getting them out of here.

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