The fight against Obama’s plan to give amnesty to illegals was beginning to feel hopeless. I have been more than disappointed with republicans in Congress for backing down so easily. but as of late Monday evening, my hope has been restored.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Monday night that a federal judge has â€œgrantedâ€ his request to â€œhaltâ€ President Barack Obamaâ€™s â€œExecutive Amnesty Orderâ€ across the country.
The ruling from U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ordered the government not to proceed with any portion of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, DAPA.
The order of temporary injunction states: â€œThe reasons for this injunction are set out in detail in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion and Order, but, to summarize, it is due to the failure of the Defendants to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act.â€
The federal judge said the court found â€œthat at least one plaintiff has satisfied all the necessary elements to maintain a lawsuit and to obtain a temporary injunction.â€
â€œThe United States of America, its departments, agencies, officers, agents and employees and Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; R. Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of United States customs and Border Protection; Ronald D. Vitiello, deputy chief of United States Border Patrol, United States Customs and Border Protection; Thomas S. Winkowski, acting director of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and Leon Rodriguez, director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services are hereby enjoined from implementing any and all aspects or phases of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents â€¦ â€
Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded to the ruling handed down late Monday night.Â â€œPresident Obama abdicated his responsibility to uphold the United States Constitution when he attempted to circumvent the laws passed by Congress via executive fiat, and Judge Hanenâ€™s decision rightly stops the Presidentâ€™s overreach in its tracks,â€
Abbott wrote in a press release, “We live in a nation governed by a system of checks and balances, and the Presidentâ€™s attempt to by-pass the will of the American people was successfully checked today. The District Courtâ€™s ruling is very clear â€” it prevents the President from implementing the policies in â€˜any and all aspects.â€™â€
The judge also explained the defendants will be allowed to â€œreapproach this court for relief from this order, in the time period between the date of this order and the trial on the merits, for good cause, including if Congress passes legislation that authorizes DAPA or at such a time as the defendants have complied with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act.â€
He scheduled a conference call for counsel following a Feb. 27, 2015, deadline for a schedule for the case to be processed.
Obamaâ€™s amnesty plans are forecast to allow at least another five million illegal aliens in the U.S. to be given a legal status, where they could hold jobs, driverâ€™s licenses â€“ and critics say they would even be allowed to vote.
The injunction documents can be read here:Â https://www.scribd.com/doc/255994202/Order-of-Temporary-Injunction-Texas-v-United-States