Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Republicans Win Court Decision Against DAPA

President Obama wants to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally but a federal appeals court said no.
The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Mr. Obama Monday in a 2-1 decision that upheld a Texas-based federal judge’s injunction blocking the immigration plan.
Obama's plan would defer deportation for some 5 million illegal immigrants, including children brought to the US illegally, parents of American children, and those with long-standing ties to the country.
Obama’s initiative has faced sharp criticism since it was announced in November 2014. Republican leaders have accused the president of overstepping his authority by taking executive action. Instead, they say, the president should be working with Congress and enforcing the immigration laws already in place.

"President Obama should abandon his lawless executive amnesty program and start enforcing the law today," Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a news release. Gov. Abbott has been at the forefront of the Republican opposition to Obama’s immigration plan, even leading a charge in suing the president to block the initiative.

From Christian Science Monitor.

California  Attorney General Kamala Harris Opposes Republican act.
“The 5th circuit’s decision to uphold the injunction is preventing millions of undocumented immigrants from coming out of the shadows, submitting to background checks and paying taxes,” Harris, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, said on a conference call with reporters in which she did not take questions.
“The injunction impairs the interests of California and our residents because we know that our state will substantially benefit from the president’s actions rather than be harmed,” Harris added. 
The ruling in Texas v. United States drew praise from Texas Gov. Greg Abbot, who in a statement urged President Obama to drop his “lawless executive amnesty program and start enforcing the law today.” Instead, Justice Department officials said they would seek review from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article44102748.html#storylink=cpy

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