Appeals court rules against Obama immigration executive order

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The law is such an inconvenient thing: A federal appeals court has sustained a lower court injunction halting the Obama administration’s effort to make up law and issue amnesty to illegal immigrants.

Three significant take-aways from this:

  • 1. The case will now proceed quickly to the Supreme Court.
  • 2. The courts appear to be united against Obama’s illegal action, a fact that to me is a relief considering the number of Democratically-appointed judges in recent years who have allowed their partisan leanings to influence their decisions.
  • 3. This will strengthen the hand of the lower court judge whose injunction was defied by the Obama administration, making it easier for him to impose serious contempt charges against Obama officials and Department of Justice lawyers.

Overall, this and other recent court rulings against the Obama administration give me hope that we are still a nation of laws, not men, and that we will weather this bad period and come out of it intact as a free nation.


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  • PeterF

    Will the disappointing Ron Johnson of Wisconsin introduce a bill (with the blessings of McConnell and McCain) to rescue Obamnesty because of a “perceived” backlash against republicans?

  • Cotour

    My question relates to the third judge who apparently agrees that Obama or any president has the ability to create law as he or she pleases? Is his or her no vote based in law or politics? I would be interested in understanding that better, because this is a no brainer to me.

  • pzatchok

    You know what I like about Obama trying this amnesty thing?

    All of the illegals who wanted to be amnestied had to register and provide an address.

    Ding Dong. INS.

    Now all we have to do is provide immigration courts on the other side of the boarder.
    This whole move was just to fill the courts. They can delay deportation for years as long as they keep working with the court system. Thus keeping them on this side of the boarder the whole time.
    Put the courts on their side of the boarder and ship them all back so they could make their court days inside Mexico instead of all over the US.

    The immigration system is not broke on our side of the boarder. Its broke on the other side of the boarder.
    We require positive ID and background checks on everyone. Mexico does not provide this to its citizens for free or timely. They want paid in cash. In fact they have gone so far as to request that America provide the payments since we are the ones demanding the service.

    The liberals do NOT want to mention this because it will point our its not our problem but theirs.
    And the claim that the coyotes are charging thousands of dollars to smuggle someone over the boarder is bull. It the emigrant has thousands he could afford the cash demand by the Mexican officials and a lawyer to help facilitate a legal process.
    Now the coyotes might be charging thousands for a clean false ID but that’s a different thing. With a clean ID the person could just walk into the country at the boarder crossings.

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