BREAKING: Appeals court rules against Obama's plan to protect about 5 million people from deportation.— The Associated Press (@AP) November 10, 2015
AP: President Barack Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another setback Monday in a ruling from a New Orleans-based federal appeals court.Now that is good news!
In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas-based federal judge's injunction blocking the administration's immigration initiative.
Republicans had criticized the plan as an illegal executive overreach when Obama announced it last November. Twenty-six states challenged the plan in court.
The administration argued that the executive branch was within its rights in deciding to defer deportation of selected groups of immigrants, including children who were brought to the U.S. illegally.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott praised the ruling.
"President Obama should abandon his lawless executive amnesty program and start enforcing the law today," Abbott said in a news release.
The ruling further dims prospects of implementation of the executive action before Obama leaves office in 2017.
Folks, it is time to reunite these families...in their own countries! It's also time to cut off the crony syphon of slave-wage employment, as well as bureaucratic handouts from on high. We've got too many citizens in need, not the least of which is motivation and incentive. If illegal aliens genuinely want to assimilate and become Americans, there is a way...and law-abiding immigrants pursue it every day.