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Obama's Immigration Plan Suffers Setback
(Thanks to the backers who claim
they represent "family values.")
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
The states, (Note) 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
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
Republicans hailed the ruling as a victory against the
Obama administration. (And Family
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." (This in a
state that has no minimum wage and were it is illegal for a
city or county to set a minimum wage.)
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