May 26, 2015 8:30 pm -


An appeals court says the White House can’t proceed with halting the deportation of millions of immigrants.

Siding with officials in Texas and 25 other states who have challenged the legality of President Barack Obama’s immigration action, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleansdeclined the administration’s request to allow the federal government to begin implementing the plan while the two sides continue a court battle.

Federal officials sought permission to move forward after U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in February temporarily blocked the administration from implementing the plan, which would allow more than four million people in the country illegally to apply for deferred deportation and work authorizations, among other benefits…

The White House condemned the appeal court’s ruling on Tuesday, repeating its position that the president was within his authority and noting that 15 other largely Democratic states, along with the District of Columbia, have sided with the administration in the case.

“Today, two judges of the Fifth Circuit chose to misinterpret the facts and the law in denying the government’s request for a stay,” said Brandi Hoffine, a White House spokesperson. The president’s immigration moves, she added, “are squarely within the bounds of his authority, and they are the right thing to do for the country.”

An administration official said the Justice Department, which defends the federal government in lawsuits, is evaluating the ruling and will consider next steps.

The administration has said the program is designed to allow it to better focus limited federal resources on high-priority deportations, such as illegal immigrants who do pose threats to public safety.



D.B. Hirsch
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6 responses to Appeals Court Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

  1. Obewon May 26th, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Two of a 3 judge sub-panel at Cons Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans think they can deport naturally born U.S. Citizens from America! Good luck repealing the 14th amendment, constitutional illiterates.

  2. Dcbos May 26th, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    LUSIANA Judges ; constitutional imbeciles.

  3. anothertoothpick May 27th, 2015 at 9:05 am

    More of the obstructionist republicants. All politics all the time. At all costs.

    [We’ll] fight amnesty tooth and nail. We’ll use the powers of the purse,” Gohmert vowed in an interview with Fox News during which he repeatedly associated Boehner with Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. “We’ll have better oversight. We’ll fight to defund ObamaCare.”

  4. Hirightnow May 27th, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Wait, I thought that President Obama was a lawless rogue…do the courts think he’ll listen? Or is it more likely he’ll send the Army in to back up his Muslim-inspired plans, and put these patriotic judges in FEMA camps?
    I’m confused.

    • William May 27th, 2015 at 9:51 am

      May I?
      As we speak, Obama has utilized his secret weather machine to flood Texas.
      Soon he will send in the Navy under the guise of Jade Helm “war games”.
      Next he will confiscate all the guns and make good, God fearing Texans gay marry a Mexican.

      • Hirightnow May 27th, 2015 at 11:18 am

        I pity the poor Christian pizza makers who will be forced to cater those events.