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Barack Obama’s Executive Amnesty Blocked By Texas Judge

CONTROVERSIAL IMMIGRATION EDICTS ON HOLD … FOR NOW  || By FITSNEWS || While the battle rages on in Washington, D.C. over funding for its implementation, a federal judge in South Texas has ruled U.S. president Barack Obama‘s executive amnesty program unconstitutional. Which … let’s face it … it is. According to the…

CONTROVERSIAL IMMIGRATION EDICTS ON HOLD … FOR NOW 

|| By FITSNEWS || While the battle rages on in Washington, D.C. over funding for its implementation, a federal judge in South Texas has ruled U.S. president Barack Obama‘s executive amnesty program unconstitutional.

Which … let’s face it … it is.

According to the ruling from district court judge Andrew Hanen – issued in response to this lawsuit – Obama’s amnesty orders exceeded his constitutional powers by granting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the authority to grant “benefits and privileges” to more than four million illegal aliens.

Accordingly, Hanen has issued an injunction in the case barring the administration from implementing its directives.  Obama’s administration immediately signaled its intention to appeal the ruling.

“The DHS was not given any ‘discretion by law’ to give 4.3 million removable aliens what the DHS itself labels as ‘legal presence,’ ” Hanen wrote in issuing the injunction. “In fact, the law mandates that these illegally-present individuals be removed.  The DHS has adopted a new rule that substantially changes both the status and employability of millions.  These changes go beyond mere enforcement or even non-enforcement of this nation’s immigration scheme.”

Exactly.

The U.S. House voted last month to defund the executive amnesty provisions of the DHS budget – which is set to expire on February 28 (the agency was excluded from the broader “budget betrayal” approved last December by a lame duck Congress).

U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney – who has been pushing efforts to de-fund the controversial measure – praised the ruling.

“Presidents have the executive authority to do things like delay prosecution, but they cannot change the law in order to grant benefits,” Mulvaney wrote on his Facebook page.  “I wholeheartedly agree with this decision.”

Mulvaney added that “the Constitution exists to protect all of us, and ignoring it just because we like the outcomes of ignoring it – where the ends justify the means – is one of the most frightening things I have encountered.”

We agree …

This website has never breathed fire on the issue of illegal immigration.  We’ve consistently urged pathways to status and other “progressive” reforms as possible solutions – although we’ve always acknowledged that border security (i.e. turning off the illegal alien spigot) is one of the few things government is supposed to do.

Of course no matter what one thinks of Obama’s proposals … their substance isn’t the issue.

The issue – as Hanen and Mulvaney have stated – is whether presidents have the authority to arbitrarily change laws they disagree with.  We don’t think they do – and last time we checked, neither did the U.S. Constitution.

Obviously this is the first stage in a long fight … one that will play out in the courts and in the U.S. Congress, where Democrats in the U.S. Senate are under pressure to pass a DHS budget that removes funding for the program.

It’s also worth noting that no matter how the fight turns out, effective amnesty is already in place … and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

“The DHS may continue to prosecute or not prosecute these illegally-present individuals, as current laws dictate,” Hanen wrote in his opinion.  “This has been the status quo for at least the last five years.”

TEXAS EXECUTIVE AMNESTY RULING (.pdf)

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49 comments

GrandTango February 18, 2015 at 9:48 am

BREAKING NEWS!!!…FITS Style..LMAO…

Who wants to bet FITS was holding out on reporting this yesterday, praying a Liberal-Judge Activist Court would overturn this law-abiding, Constitution-adhering judge???

I bet this MoFo’s HEAD will explode if the rest of the courts follow the law, and Slap the S#!t out of Obama and FITS…LMAO….You’re so used to getting away w/ your lawless Bull-$#!t…then blaming the GOP…when your F*#k Ups manifest…

If the court thwarts you…all this S#!t you’ve forced on us begins to un-ravel, as it should…

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Try To Keep Up February 18, 2015 at 9:53 am

Please explain-with facts, not ad hominem or bromides-how you came to the conclusion that FITS was “praying a Liberal-Judge activist Court would overturn this law-abiding, Constitutional-adhering judge”. Reading comprehension is kindergarten stuff, so how exactly you missed the part where he agreed with the judge that Obama’s ruling was unconstitutional is beyond the pale even for you. Love your presuppositions much?

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grandtangosuglydog February 18, 2015 at 10:01 am

You might as well ask for the Mississippi river to change course ona whim..our own little Gene Alday, or Emily Peterkin as he admitted yesterday bragging that his anti obama comments actually got hits on a national website..imagine that..lol, he also swore his so called blog was a huge hit but he quit to post asinine posts on other blogs because i guess having a successful money making blog was not preferable to being a laughing stock joke on this one….LOLOLOL another PROVEN lie…it just gets easier and easier..asking grandasshatemilysthesillytwat to bring any value is a lost cause. This decision will be over turned by SCOTUS by fall. Ill bet money on it.

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border blues for dems February 18, 2015 at 10:08 am

lol!!! Come on Boz.This is going to the MOST conservative federal court in America and IF it would get to SCOTUS it will take several years while the INJUNCTION stays in place.

Obama fucked the hispanics.He probably could have got a deal with the NEW Republican congress. Not now.

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In Your Head Rent Free February 18, 2015 at 10:10 am

So many people live inside your head, no wonder you hate illegal immigration!

the muslim checkmated! February 18, 2015 at 10:12 am

Obamacare is next in June.SCOTUS will finish that off.
Ain’t life good!

In Your Head Rent Free February 18, 2015 at 10:17 am

I am sure once Obama retires from the White House he will join the rest of your head mates.

grandtangosuglydog February 18, 2015 at 10:18 am

Not boz but i think they will fast track it and I honestly believe by fall they will have a decision. Texas hand picked a GW BUsh appointment who has known issues with Obama etc, the court of appeals has always been very conservative so its on a fast track to SCOTUS in my opinion.

back to Mexico February 18, 2015 at 10:34 am

LMAO!!!Fast tracked to where? Obama and DOJ gonna threten the judges?
At least 2 years and SCOTUS may not even hear it…if they do SCOTUS will rule on what Obama said “I just changed the law”.

grandtangosuglydog February 18, 2015 at 10:19 am

side note..i dont think he could have gotten a deal with this congress,especially not 18 months from the Presidentials, but maybe. Not sure.

Try To Keep Up February 18, 2015 at 10:08 am

It may be overturned, it may not. It’s still unconstitutional no matter what the ‘high court’ tries to say. GT and FITS are in agreement on that, yet he/she pretends like they are oil and water, spending his time assuming what FITS is hoping for. It’s hysterical and quite pathetic. It’s not even comparable to childish behavior. It’s something else entirely and inexplicable at that. To top all that off, before all is said and done, GT will ignore all pertinent information in the discussion and rant about how he has exposed use for what we are and that’s why we’re all pi$$ed. That’s the way he ends everything.

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Blogger Who Can't Read February 18, 2015 at 10:12 am

GT can’t read, he pretends he reads things that are not there. He is super jealous of the success of this blog, which is why he imagines Will as supporting things he actually does not.

The Colonel February 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

I’ll take some of that action.

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GrandTango February 18, 2015 at 10:53 am

It’s my belief Dumb@$$…I don’t give a S#!t if you have your head so far up @$$ FITS @$$, you’re blind…LMAO…And everybody knows the blind – like you – cannot see….LMAO..

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Try To Keep Up February 18, 2015 at 11:04 am

Wow, outstanding response. What a thinker you are. Logic-free and fact-free as usual. Keep them coming. You are a moonbat liberal to the core.

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GrandTango February 18, 2015 at 11:06 am

You are DESPERATE….aren’t you?
I’d hate to be like that…(:

Try To Keep Up February 18, 2015 at 11:16 am

Really??? Another one??? You just can’t stop, can you? Oh wait, I know why. You see, it must be because I “expose you for what you are, that’s why you’re PI$$ED”. Two can play the subject-changing, circumvention game. Let me know when you want to actually stay on topic. Until then, I guess I’ll await another one of your logic-free, fact-free, paranoid-induced posts.

mamatiger92 February 18, 2015 at 11:25 am

Did he really just call SOMEONE ELSE desperate? That is priceless.

GrandTango February 18, 2015 at 11:51 am

You could be me…but you cannot be STUPID, and fake, and be me…
One truth about written expression, is if you are intellectually dishonest or just corrupt , it is revealed in your words…That’s your biggest problem…aside from your irrational and baseless hate…
No charge for the tip…LMAO…

Try To Keep Up February 18, 2015 at 12:11 pm

This is absolutely incredible!!! Even for you, this is rich. Why do you hate yourself? I know most liberals are self-loathing, but you are WAY too open about it. I mean, literally every word you try to put on me, describes you perfectly.

If I’m “intellectually dishonest or just corrupt”, then point it out. After all, is should be “revealed in (my) words”. But you can’t and never do. You will obfuscate and turn the subject to something else entirely. You’re doing it right now. It is YOUR “irrational and baseless hate” that keeps you trucking along in your ignorance and stupidity. So, like I said, point out what you say that is “revealed in my words”. Point it out and don’t obfuscate. Do it. NOW! Resist your natural inclination to wax philosophical about nothingness and pretend that is proves your assertions. Facts prove assertions, empty chatter does not. So again I say, DO IT! Point it out! Stop being a self-loathing liberal.

GrandTango February 18, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Just give up, Dumb@$$…
You represent yourself as a clueless @$$…But luckily for you, the people pumping you up are too stupid to know it…

Try To Keep Up February 18, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Still can’t do it? Too intelligent of a question for you to answer? I said point it out and you can’t do it. You’ve got every excuse in the book not to, don’t ya? You always have clever semantics games to play to get yourself out of having to do any work and by making up stuff that doesn’t exist, e.g. “people pumping you up”, etc. You can’t do one simple thing (point out the specific error) and therefore YOU ” represent yourself as a clueless @$$”. You are a fraud (Brian Williams much?) and I will continue to point that out so long as you practice avoidance techniques and obfuscation. The truth is that you are what you hate. I call you out for it every time and your responses prove my point EVERY single time. You respond in ways where you have called others for responding in the same way. I have nothing to “just give up”. YOU are the one that needs to give up. Learn to love the truth and preach it. Embrace the issues and stop making things personal (NSA much?) Stop being a narcissistic and self-loathing liberal.

what's the frequency kenneth? February 18, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Smirks, just come ‘out of the closet’.

Rocky February 18, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Dude, one of the most enlightening things you’ve ever written. Now if you could just read it to yourself, go back and look at your posts, then read it again, and think…………… “revealed in your words”………”revealed in your words.”

Try To Keep Up February 18, 2015 at 4:59 pm

GT is truly the biggest typing contradiction I’ve ever read. He is who he hates. He uses words he condemns. He says statement he hates. He utilizes tactics of his ‘enemies’.

Try To Keep Up February 18, 2015 at 9:55 am

Really, though, don’t even bother responding. You have no chance of staying on point. You never have and you never will. You are the absolute queen circumvention. Liberals would love you.

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GrandTango February 18, 2015 at 10:50 am

Ironic much???…LMAO…

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Try To Keep Up February 18, 2015 at 11:02 am

Much. Very much.
Like I said, you have no chance.

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grandtangosuglydog February 18, 2015 at 10:03 am

between here and posting as emily the silly cunt peterkin on all those other sites, you post on average about 200-300 posts a day..you really have no job do you? we all knwo you aent making money as a troll so i guess moms basement is cozy huh emily?

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cardboard box? February 18, 2015 at 10:10 am

I notice you start posting when the public library opens.Why is that? Try and stay on topic today you filthy piece of shit.

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grandtangosuglydog February 18, 2015 at 10:16 am

everytime you have to loggin as another of your silly names Emily the silly twat Peterkin, i win. another point for me loser. Hows the blog?

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filthy piece of flippy boy February 18, 2015 at 10:24 am

flippy boy now i know you ain’t tellin’ nobody to stay on topic when you fly off topic all the damn time! ya swervin’ like a drunk driver on a mountain road with bad brakes! i say slow down boy, slow down! ya gonna hit a tree! ain’t no tree deserve that neither!

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GrandTango February 18, 2015 at 10:49 am

LMAO…at last check I had 350 LIKES on a Kook-job Leftwing website from people agreeing that I slapped down your ignorant ideology.
You have not had that many reads for ALL of your Posts in the last 2 years…much less LIKES…LMAO…
Admit it: That’s what REALLY pi$$#s you off…You want to be pertinent, provocative, eloquent and intelligent – you want to be me —but you have NONE of the tools or talent…LMAO….
You can only get ME to read you (quite a claim to fame in its own right) by attacking me….and that’s your wad….LMAO…Dumb@$$ cliché liberal…

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Try To Keep Up February 18, 2015 at 11:07 am

Well I do have to admit, I have enjoyed your posts at SCPD the last couple months.

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Best Posts Yet February 18, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Same here, now if he could do the same here I would start to respect him.

constitutional lawyer=strike 3 February 18, 2015 at 9:50 am

No amnesty+no immigration reform=No citizenship=No voting! Obama fucked em with his lawlessness!!!

“Napolitano called Hanen’s ruling “rare,” saying one federal judge usually does not decide to stop the president from doing something. He said it’s more common for a federal judge to let an appeals court decide.

“You could count on one hand the number of times a single federal judge has done this to a President of the United States since World War II and you would not use all your fingers,” he said.

The case now moves to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that covers New Orleans and Houston.

Napolitano said the amnesty program is on hold “probably forever” unless the appeals court decides to overturn Hanen’s injunction.

He said it will probably take longer than two years – Obama’s remaining time in office – for the overall case to wind its way through the courts.

“The judge said the feds will probably lose and there is probably irreparable harm to the states, therefore I am going to stop this from happening and I’m going to stop it right now,” he explained.”

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constitutional lawyer=strike 3 February 18, 2015 at 9:52 am

FITS says ‘effective amnesty’ is in place? How is that true if their is NO path to citizenship or right to vote?

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Jan February 18, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Citizenship and voting, Is not a major concern of the vast majority of these folks. They just want to work in the open and be allowed to stay in the US with their Children, who are citizens and will have the right to vote. When they came here they did not harbor the belief they would be citizens and vote. They came looking for jobs and opportunity.
I look at it this way. Regardless of what happens here, Hispanics know Republicans are to blame and that can’t be bad. As they age and become voters, the children of these folks won’t forget the treatment of their parents.

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say what? February 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Republicans are the only reason hispanics have jobs.

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Jan February 18, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Hardly, but certainly the employers who threatening to turn them into ICE unless they agree to work for $2 an hour under the table, are likely to be Republicans. Using illegal labor is profitable. Let them into the light and that goes away. Why do you think Republicans who use illegal labor are so opposed to immigration reform.
I will give the Hispanic community the benefit of the doubt in understanding this dynamic.

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Bible Thumper February 18, 2015 at 10:12 am

This gets House Republicans off the hook on DHS funding.

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thump em Thumper! February 18, 2015 at 10:13 am

BINGO!

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Rocky February 18, 2015 at 12:19 pm

So first off, this gets appealed, and the injunction is probably lifted, or it’s fast tracked to the Supreme Court. Either way, it probably ends up with the Supreme Court in June. That’s about as far out as the GOP can afford this issue to be out there. And Jeb can’t afford to have to squabble with the riff raff candidates over immigration, because the debate itself, regardless of policy positions, is the poison pill for Latino voters relative to the GOP. That aside, from the legal standpoint, the Administration will probably be able to make the broader case that since this relates to people already here, it places no new undo burden on any states, thus no damages. The EO effectively says, if you’ve been here since a certain period of time, have not committed a felony and have a family here, you can apply for a temporary work permit that allows you to earn a living until your case is adjucated, or until there is a reform to address your legal status. You’re still here illegaly, and your status will still need to be resolved. Same holds true for Dreamers. Since the SCOTUS has already tacitly upheld the policy for Dreamers when they ordered Arizona to issue drivers licenses to Dreamers, they’re likely to uphold the EO. The reason is simple, from the view of the SCOTUS, it relates to an issue that needs to be solved for legislatively. They will likely punt by allowing the EO to stand, throwing it back, in essence, to Congress to resolve through legislative reform. On a side note, what is funny here, is that the Texas court is saying the states are suffering damage. But that leaves only two other options. They remain in legal limbo, which is the status quo, or they are deported immediately, which, in fact, would cause greater damage to the states in the form of lower tax revenues, depressed property values and in the case of agricultural sectors, an inability to harvest crops. Another cut off nose to spite face moment for the GOP. Either way in the end, the GOP’s gloating over this ruling only makes it that much harder to win the White House in 2016. OK – feel free to now attack me and my family.

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mucho gracious obama February 18, 2015 at 1:27 pm

NO citizenship-NO voting-No immigration reform
Injunction stays in place on appeal until SCOTUS gets it in 2017
Obama fucked the hispanics and they won’t forget by staying home in 2016

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Juan February 18, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Either the injunction will be overturned or Obama will have tried everything he could only to thwarted by Republicans. So you are right the Hispanic community will not forget, and neither will the children of these people, who are US citizens.

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Jose February 18, 2015 at 2:05 pm

What kind of fucked up logic is that?

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Rocky February 18, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Stupid logic. But he has a point. The GOP may successfully hold immigration hostage, and then tell them – only way to get amnesty is to vote for Jeb. Then they’ll get amnesty from the RINOs and they won’t forget it. The RINOs will rule for 8 years.

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Rocky February 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Hey, didn’t you say the same thing about Gay Marriage?

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george February 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Let’s fly in 5,000,000 literate, English-speaking, highly skilled Poles, Czechs, Australian, German,Scottish, and Irish immigrants and give them all benefits and place them on the path toward citizenship…Do you think Barry would mind?

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