SHOCKWAVE: Judge In Texas Orders A Halt To Obama’s Executive Amnesty

Just as the Senate Republicans had started looking for a way to give Obama everything he wants on amnesty without admitting that they gave in, a Federal Judge stepped in.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Monday night that a federal judge has “granted” his request to “halt” President Barack Obama’s “Executive Amnesty Order” across the country.

The order of temporary injunction states: “The reasons for this injunction are set out in detail in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion and Order, but, to summarize, it is due to the failure of the Defendants to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act.”

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…The temporary injunction will halt the administration’s actions on immigration — moves that could protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation — as the states’ lawsuit moves forward. The injunction, issued by U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, cites a failure by the White House to comply with a law detailing how the federal government must establish regulations, according to legal documents and the Austin American-Statesman.

“President Obama abdicated his responsibility to uphold the United States Constitution when he attempted to circumvent the laws passed by Congress via executive fiat, and Judge Hanen’s decision rightly stops the president’s overreach in its tracks,” Abbott said in a statement, the American-Statesman reported. “We live in a nation governed by a system of checks and balances, and the President’s attempt to by-pass the will of the American people was successfully checked today.”

…Colorado state Sen. Greg Brophy, a Republican, tweeted, “judge agrees with House GOP and most of America.”

An appeal of the ruling would go to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment early Tuesday.

It’s hard to say whether this will be temporary or permanent, but hallelujah for sanity! Maybe we can get the Supreme Court involved sooner rather than later to settle whether we’re still a nation of laws or whether illegal aliens are a specially privileged class that are above the law.

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