It seems like Obama is suffering one fail after another these days.
On Tuesday, the president suffered yet another setback when the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift an injunction on Obama’s attempt to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.
Obama’s White House claimed that they were not surprised by the decision, and that they would be “reviewing the ruling and weighing its options” in the hopes of saving the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program.
“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 spokeswoman Brandi Hoffine, according to Mediaite. She then defended Obama’s actions, calling them critical measures that are necessary to shield immigrants from a broken system. She said the president’s plan would keep families together, which would boost the economy by then integrating them into it.
“They are squarely within the bounds of his authority and they are the right thing to do for the country,” she said.
The states that filed the lawsuit, led by Texas, claimed that Obama’s plan was both illegal and unconstitutional and that the changes would only force them to invest in more law enforcement, health care and education. The Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of the states, rejecting Obama’s arguments about security interest and the lack of judicial authority to review executive actions.
Judge Stephen Higginson, however, defended the president, saying that the judicial branches have no right to interfere in deportation deferrals. He added that Obama’s actions were “adhering to the law, not derogating from it.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott disagreed with this and hailed the court’s decision.
“The president’s attempt to bypass the will of the American people was successfully checked again today,” Abbott said. Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, also put out a statement saying the “rule of law” had been upheld.
Obama has lost out to Texas once again. When is this guy going to quit??