THIS JUST IN: Federal judge blocks Obama’s immigration executive action!

 From:, February 17, 2015, read the article HERE.

Judge Andrew Hanan

U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen

A federal judge has granted a request by 26 states to temporarily block President Obama’s executive action on illegal immigration, allowing a lawsuit aimed at permanently stopping the orders to make its way through the courts.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen granted the preliminary injunction Monday after hearing arguments in Brownsville, Texas last month. He wrote in a memorandum accompanying his order that the lawsuit should go forward and that without a preliminary injunction the states will “suffer irreparable harm in this case.”

 “The genie would be impossible to put back into the bottle,” he wrote, adding that he agreed with the plaintiffs’ argument that legalizing the presence of millions of people is a “virtually irreversible” action.

The first of Obama’s orders — to expand a program that protects young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. illegally as children — was set to start taking effect Wednesday. The other major part of Obama’s order, which extends deportation protections to parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have been in the country for some years, was not expected to begin until May 19.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, in a statement, reiterated the administration’s position that Obama’s executive actions were within the bounds of the law — and indicated they would appeal.

“The Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that the federal government can set priorities in enforcing our immigration laws-which is exactly what the President did when he announced commonsense policies to help fix our broken immigration system,” Earnest said, later adding “The district court’s decision wrongly prevents these lawful, commonsense policies from taking effect and the Department of Justice has indicated that it will appeal that decision.”

An appeal by the administration would be handled by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

House and Senate Republican leaders pointed to the judge’s decision in amplifying calls to advance a stalled bill that would both fund the Homeland Security department and undo Obama’s immigration plan. The GOP-authored bill passed the House, but is stuck in the Senate. “This ruling underscores what the President has already acknowledged publicly 22 times: He doesn’t have the authority to take the kinds of actions he once referred to as ‘ignoring the law’ and ‘unwise and unfair,'” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a statement. “Senate Democrats — especially those who’ve voiced opposition to the President’s executive overreach — should end their partisan filibuster of Department of Homeland Security funding.”

Hanen, who’s been on the federal court since 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush, regularly handles border cases but wasn’t known for being outspoken on immigration until a 2013 case. In his ruling in that case, Hanen suggested the Homeland Security Department should be arresting parents living in the U.S. illegally who induce their children to cross the border illegally.

The coalition, led by Texas and made up of mostly conservative states in the South and Midwest, argues that Obama has violated the “Take Care Clause” of the U.S. Constitution, which they say limits the scope of presidential power. They also say the order will force increased investment in law enforcement, health care and education.

“Judge Hanen’s decision rightly stops the President’s overreach in its tracks,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement.

In their request for the injunction, the coalition said it was necessary because it would be “difficult or impossible to undo the President’s lawlessness after the Defendants start granting applications for deferred action.”

Congressional Republicans have vowed to block Obama’s actions on immigration by cutting off Homeland Security Department spending for the program. Earlier this year, the Republican-controlled House passed a $39.7 billion spending bill to fund the department through the end of the budget year, but attached language to undo Obama’s executive actions. The fate of that House-passed bill is unclear as Republicans in the Senate are six votes shy of the 60-vote majority needed to advance most legislation.

Others supporting Obama’s executive order include a group of 12 mostly liberal states, including Washington and California, as well as the District of Columbia. They filed a motion with Hanen in support of Obama, arguing the directives will substantially benefit states and will further the public interest.

A group of law enforcement officials, including the Major Cities Chiefs Association and more than 20 police chiefs and sheriffs from across the country, also filed a motion in support, arguing the executive action will improve public safety by encouraging cooperation between police and individuals with concerns about their immigration status.


Did you catch that kiddies? Josh Earnest, the president’s spokesliar characterized Obama’s executive action as “commonsense policies to help fix our broken immigration system.” What an attack on our collective intelligence – a “commonsense” policy to completely obliterate what was already a troubled immigration system? What is commonsense about completely disregarding our laws and encouraging thousands of individuals entry into the U.S. ILLEGALLY?

This ties in with another new piece I posted (also today) about a timeline of Obama’s activities on immigration. The evidence is there, see “An alien invasion and Barack Obama is responsible.”

This man, this Barack Obama is systematically dismantling the United States as we’ve known it and much of Congress is sitting idly by in their comfy offices and watching him do it.


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17 Responses to THIS JUST IN: Federal judge blocks Obama’s immigration executive action!

  1. Uriel says:

    With his actions there are no borders period. The world at large can migrate in and out with no restrictions and no loyalty which for many years now has been a part of the business world employment woes. It also explains why there is so much unemployment and companies being forced into failure. Loyalty is as much a part of country as genetics and other words. Obama has set the stage for Our country to lead the way to one world government. No surprise there.

    • Garnet92 says:

      We don’t really KNOW what his plans are nor the reasons for those plans, but it’s pretty apparent that he is intent on helping the democrat party take over national offices permanently. The other thing that’s apparent is that he will do most anything to appease the muslim countries since I do believe that his loyalties (such as they are) are with brother muslims.

  2. tannngl says:

    Some good news for a change. And this decision is not just for Texas. It serves all of the states!

    • Garnet92 says:

      Unfortunately it is only temporary – it is likely to be overturned by the Fifth Circuit, that will let it move forward as the states move to bring it before the Supreme Court. I think that the SC is our only hope since Congress doesn’t have the cojones to do anything about it.

    • upaces88 says:

      I am SO glad to hear this!

      • Garnet92 says:

        Well, I may be wrong on it being overturned – I just saw Judge Napolitano on the Kelly File and he believes that the Fifth Circuit won’t even hear it. That would be GREAT. He also doesn’t think that the SC will hear it either. If he’s right, we’ll still have to wait to hear the court’s decision, but it would be a dead issue. Yay!

  3. Kathy says:

    Judge Hanen and the 26 states filing the suit is where the common sense is, there’s certainly none in O’s administration. Josh Earnest is proof of that – nothing but a live ventriloquist doll repeating what he’s been told to say.

    Where it gets dicey is that Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. I’d have to look it up to be sure, but I think that’s where O’s been stacking up liberal judges. If nothing else, this at least stalls it.

    Thanks for posting this Garnet – it’s important to stay aware of this.

    • upaces88 says:

      I am right there with you, Kathy!!
      Thank God for this Judge….hopefully, others will make the same ruling.

    • Garnet92 says:

      This illustrates one thing that constantly irks me – the dems have strategists making plans waaaay down the road in anticipation of what WILL be needed in 5-10-20 years – thus Obama packing the courts with judges sympathetic to his agenda. Why don’t we have a powerful think tank advising the next Republican president to stack the courts for us? That means vetting qualified candidates and creating a list of people to be nominated.

  4. tiretramp says:

    Wowser!! A federal employee that their head lights are on and the little gray cells are working.


  5. Clyde says:

    Good piece, Garnet. Common Sense and the Regime are mutually-exclusive terms. Earnest is just the latest poor dumb cluck to have to LIE every day for a living. Good for Judge Hanen, BUT, watch for the Regime to IGNORE this ruling as well. The ONLY thing that WILL stop the asshole from continuing to violate court orders would be to arrest his ass, and KEEP him locked up until after the trial, and swifter “penalty” phase.

    • Garnet92 says:

      Thanks Clyde. It takes someone “special” to stand up in front of a crowd of people, some of whom don’t like you or your boss, and knowingly lie to them day after day. He is a professional liar, nothing more.