12 November 2015

Migrant Shield Measure Got What It Deserved

Illegals Support Obama
President Barack Obama's very unpopular executive action which seeks to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation found its match last 9 November. The directive suffered a legal setback 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 terrible blow to Obama's plan, opposed by Republicans, challenged by 26 states and is not supported by Americans because of its unpatriotic nature.

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. This egoistic and self-absorbing admission is why everyone is condemning the shielding proposal.

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."