Obama defies Supreme Court ruling on immigration

Minutes after the a Supreme Court deadlock left in place a lower court ruling that blocked his executive fiat granting legal residency to illegal immigrants, Obama said, the ruling does not substantially change the status quo and won’t alter enforcement priorities, which means he will not deport those in the country illegally despite the law.

Deportations were down 25 percent in 2015.

“The Supreme Court’s ruling makes the president’s executive action on immigration null and void,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in a statement. “The Constitution is clear: The president is not permitted to write laws — only Congress is. This is another major victory in our fight to restore the separation of powers.”

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who joined the suit against the Obama executive order, said in an email statement, “Today’s decision is yet another example of halting the president’s attempt to dictate in areas where the Constitution does not allow him to, and puts this decision back into its rightful place of Congress. The president has consistently acted outside of his constitutional authority, be it with regard to healthcare, education, environmental policy, land use regulation, recess appointments or labor rules. Hopefully this decision will yet again signal to this president that he cannot act unilaterally within our constitutional system simply because Congress in his view, ‘fails to act.’”

But his executive actions still defy the law and the court.

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12 comments on “Obama defies Supreme Court ruling on immigration

  1. Steve says:

    Yeah the administration does the enforcement and they can choose what to prioritize.
    But Legislative is the ONLY source of laws and Judicial only gets to decide whether those are are OK and/or applied within the limits set out buy the founding documents.

    Obama also had to admit he reached the limit of his authority, so he does know what the office allows him to do.

  2. Mike Coster says:

    Haha. If the ruling of the circuit “didn’t change” the Presidents plan, why did the US appeal to the Supreme Court? Of course it does. And if DHS/DOJ doesn’t comply, the Circuit Court can enforce their decision and orders.

  3. Patrick says:

    “John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it.”

    -Far right wing hero Andrew Jackson after the Supreme Court ruled that Georgia’s attempt to seize Indian Lands because gold had been found there was unconstitutional.

  4. nyp says:

    Huh??
    Which Order of the Supreme Court did the President “defy”??

  5. Vernon Clayson says:

    Paul Ryan, isn’t he the Speaker of the House whose members sat down on the floor in petulance, isn’t he the same jerk that refuses to acknowledge that Trump is a valid candidate? Isn’t he that VP candidate that clown prince Biden laughed at? And the unelected writer of liberal mockery, nyp, mentions “order of the Supreme Court”, a 4 to 4 decision isn’t even a ruling unless no answer is an answer and can nevertheless be considered an order. This court balanced its ruling to not contest Obama, they, like the Congress, are just waiting him out and hoping he doesn’t further make them useless.

  6. iShrug says:

    So, impeachment action shall be undertaken?

  7. nyp says:

    You tell ’em, Vern!

  8. Patricia Larson says:

    Arrogant SOB thinks he is above the Supreme Court. And he will probably get away with what he wants to do.

    Has, so far.

  9. Patricia Larson says:

    The just previous message was intended for someone else…not this post.

    If it can be deleted, please do so.

  10. Rincon says:

    “Deportations were down 25 percent in 2015.”

    Funny, my article says that the Obama administration has deported far more illegals than that of George W. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/10/02/u-s-deportations-of-immigrants-reach-record-high-in-2013/

    This second article shows how anyone interested in pushing their viewpoint rather than seeking the truth can make the figures say pretty much whatever they want. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/21/lies-damned-lies-and-obamas-deportation-statistics/

    Statistics now show that forwarding propaganda has now surpassed baseball as the greatest American pastime.

  11. Steve says:

    “Statistics now show that forwarding propaganda has now surpassed baseball as the greatest American pastime.”

    Totally agree…with one exception, don’t need statistics to know that!

  12. Rincon says:

    I suspect we would disagree on just what is propaganda and what is reality, but let’s not go there.

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