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Huge: Texas Governor Greg Abbott wins federal injunction against Obama amnesty

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posted on Feb, 16 2015 @ 11:48 PM
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Huge: Texas Governor Greg Abbott wins federal injunction against Obama amnesty


REAKING: Federal Judge just granted my request to halt Obama's Executive Amnesty Order Nationwide. More later. #txlege #tcot @TexasGOP


Information is still coming out about the injunction. No word from the DOJ or White House as of yet.

Twitter -

Michelle Malkin ‏@michellemalkin 33m33 minutes ago

From injunction won by @GregAbbott_TX : Feds are enjoined from implementing ALL aspects & phases of DACA expansions twitchy.com...



A more in depth article -
Greg Abbott: Federal judge halts Obama’s order on immigration


A federal court blocked Monday an executive order by President Barack Obama that would have granted relief from deportation to millions of unauthorized immigrants.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the ruling just after 10:15 p.m. Monday night. Abbott filed the suit on Dec. 3 while he was still the state’s attorney general, leading what would become a 26-state coalition opposed to Obama’s order.

The ruling, made by federal judge Andrew S. Hanen of the federal district court in Brownsville, prevents all applicable agencies from implementing any expansions to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The extended program, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, aimed to protect from deportation about four million immigrants who are the parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents. It would also allow them to work legally in the country.

An additional million unauthorized immigrants would have also been shielded through other parts of the plan.

Obama had said the program would not constitute a path to citizenship.

The ruling states the injunction will remain in place until a trial before the U.S. Fifth Court of Appeals or if the Obama administration successfully argues otherwise.

The injunction comes two days before applications for consideration to the program could have been filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Click link for remainder of article.


It's a start.. Hopefully the 5th circuit upholds the injunction.

ETA - Additional media coverage
CBS News - Judge blocks Obama's immigration moves, for now

AP - Federal judge stalls Obama's executive action on immigration


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posted on Feb, 16 2015 @ 11:52 PM
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I am surprised they found a judge that could exercise common sense. Thank God there are still sane people in our judicial system.



posted on Feb, 16 2015 @ 11:55 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
I am surprised they found a judge that could exercise common sense. Thank God there are still sane people in our judicial system.



My thoughts as well

Hopefully this judge is not in the minority when it comes to Obamas power grab.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:01 AM
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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:01 AM
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Just in time for a DHS funding bill (H.R. 240) "amendment".

Or maybe the Senate Democrats will come to their senses and realize Obama's "Memo" are probably illegal anyway.




posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:04 AM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Best news I've heard in a while.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:16 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Just in time for a DHS funding bill (H.R. 240) "amendment".

Or maybe the Senate Democrats will come to their senses and realize Obama's "Memo" are probably illegal anyway.




Considering the President is out west getting in his 18 holes and considering Congress is on a 10 day break I wonder how this info will mess up their vacations.

As for them knowing whats legal and whats not -
We have Chuck Schumer NY who stated the 3 branches of government were the President, the House and the Senate.

We have Rep. Jackson Lee telling us the Constitution is 400 years old.

I dont see the Democrats coming around any time soon.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:17 AM
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originally posted by: FalcoFan
a reply to: Xcathdra

Best news I've heard in a while.


Agreed..

I am curious what would happen if this order is upheld all the way to scotus. Would Obama comply with the ruling or do we think he would make another effort to back door it?



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:18 AM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

THANK YOU! for posting this ... Important Information.

( i.e. Star-n-Flag )

The worse part:

Texas Federal Judge Andrew Hanen issued a temporary injunction ...
From Breibart-News

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OPINION:

Will closely be watching Any-n-All ... Future-Developments.

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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:22 AM
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Why can't the gov just do what is right and just close the borders already?

The concept of our gov even CONSIDERING voting about giving another multi billion dollar handout to illegal aliens has so many damn things wrong with it.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:28 AM
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I believe that he will try to do what he already stated on many occasions that he DOES NOT HAVE THE POWER TO DO.

Funny you don't hear the "I am the 99%" (lol) people saying anything about the possible millions of jobs lost if obama somehow forced this.

What about the african americans that have some of the worst unemployment numbers since the 60's.

Do these groups understand what this will do to them?



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:29 AM
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I am curious what would happen if this order is upheld all the way to scotus. Would Obama comply with the ruling or do we think he would make another effort to back door it?


It's a long way from the SCOTUS but if it got there it wouldn't matter much what the President said.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:30 AM
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originally posted by: FalcoFan
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Why can't the gov just do what is right and just close the borders already?

The concept of our gov even CONSIDERING voting about giving another multi billion dollar handout to illegal aliens has so many damn things wrong with it.



Define closing the border and who would that closure apply to?



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: Phage

He has that cancerous pen.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:31 AM
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originally posted by: FalcoFan
Do these groups understand what this will do to them?


Generally speaking I think the focus is on what people can get for "free".



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:34 AM
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Are you talking about veto? That only works on laws created by Congress.
Now, if Congress would come up with a workable law...



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:34 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Xcathdra



I am curious what would happen if this order is upheld all the way to scotus. Would Obama comply with the ruling or do we think he would make another effort to back door it?


It's a long way from the SCOTUS but if it got there it wouldn't matter much what the President said.


I actually think its closer than we think. Appeal goes to the 5th circuit and from there to scotus. Considering the positions of both sides of this who ever looses on appeal will move it farther. i could see scotus reviewing any rulings in short order.

My main reasoning is the constitutionality of the order. Any constitutional challenges of this type (injury to separation of powers)are generally priority cases.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:36 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: FalcoFan
Are you talking about veto? That only works on laws created by Congress.
Now, if Congress would come up with a workable law...


I would say that it would be impossible so long as both parties think they don't have to compromise coupled with the mindset of holding over the issue until the political landscape works in one parties favor.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:37 AM
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Yeah. That was my point.

Thing is, surely the administration anticipated this.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:38 AM
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Walls and a militarized zone along the southern border-only after that is complete-immediately begin deporting all illegal aliens from our correctional facilities.

Over 10 years of non stop quick deportation from construction sites,residences,etc.,we would be able to make it "not profitable" to break into the country.

Basically follow the laws that already exist-but to an extreme-drop the anchor baby law.




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