So a Texas federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking Obama’s executive fiats granting amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal alien children and their parents.
Even the federal judge issuing the order said there is no reason to believe that any of the illegals will deported or prosecuted. (Page 120 of the 123-page ruling.)
The question is whether Obama — who has ignored court orders in the past, such as the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf — will go ahead with handing our green cards and Social Security cards to illegals.
“The court agrees that, without a preliminary injunction, any subsequent ruling that finds DAPA unlawful after it is implemented would result in the States facing the substantially difficult–if not impossible – task of retracting any benefits licenses already provided to DAPA beneficiaries,” Judge Andrew Hanen wrote, explaining why the injunction was necessary. “This genie would be impossible to put back in the bottle.”
Nevada’s Attorney General Adam Laxalt joined the suit a day after the hearing on the case before Judge Hanen. Nevada became the 26th state as plaintiffs.
In his press release announcing the state’s joining the list of plaintiffs, Laxalt also stated: “Our immigration system is broken and clearly needs to be fixed. But just as clearly, the solution is not for the president to act unilaterally disregarding the U.S. Constitution and laws. The solution must be a permanent, legal result that includes, not ignores, the other branches of government and their constitutional roles. Anything less is a false hope undermining the rule of law that injures millions of people in America, including many in Nevada.”
The administration is expected to appeal. The question is: What will happen in the meantime?