The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the injunction of Judge Andrew Hanan against the Obama administration moving forward with their executive illegal immigration amnesty program.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Texas, which had sued to stop the amnesty, on all key points, finding that Mr. Obama’s amnesty likely broke the law governing how big policies are to be written.
“The public interest favors maintenance of the injunction,” the judges wrote in the majority opinion.
Mr. Obama had acted in November to try to grant tentative legal status and work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants, saying he was tired of waiting for Congress to act.
The full amnesty had been scheduled to begin last week, while an earlier part had been slated to accept applications on Feb. 18. But just two days before that, Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued his injunction finding that Mr. Obama had broken the law.
There is no word as yet regarding what action the administration may take. They could request a review by the full Circuit Court or appeal to the US Supreme Court. They could also do nothing, and allow the trial to move ahead in Hanan’s court.
In retrospect, we have to admit that the President was absolutely right.