Federal Appeals Court to Hear Arguments on Immigration Ruling

Nathan Koppel, Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2015

A federal appellate court Tuesday agreed to hear an expedited appeal of a ruling by a federal judge in Texas that blocked President Barack Obama’s immigration actions.

Granting the Obama administration’s request for an expedited appeal, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hold a hearing on April 17 to consider the administration’s challenge to a ruling last month that temporarily blocked it from implementing a sweeping program to defer deportations and grant other benefits for people in the country illegally. The court will consider whether to stay the injunction at the hearing.

In a ruling last month, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville, Texas, sided with officials from 26 largely Republican states who contend the president overstepped his authority when he took the action in November without congressional approval.


If the Fifth Circuit issues a stay, it would allow the administration to continue laying the groundwork for its Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, which would permit about four million people in the country illegally to apply for deferred deportation and work authorizations.

A stay also would allow the administration to expand a 2012 program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, which allows relief for people brought to the U.S. as children.


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  • propagandaoftruth

    Must save the (non-White) children!!!!!

  • superlloyd

    Obama’s criminal, reckless, ill thought out, anti American sabotage is being bogged down in the fine detail. I hope the traitor rues the day he ever “thought” of this. Some hope.

    • journey

      Barry works for and is controlled by the corporations/elites. If he follows the script just like Clinton, he will end up with millions.

    • libertarian1234

      “I hope the traitor rues the day he ever “thought” of this. ”

      That could very well happen.

      Blacks and Hispanics do not get along when they live in close proximity to one another or go to school together.

      Schools, jails, prisons and sometimes neighborhoods are placed on lockdown periodically due to racial fighting, especially in California.

      If these new Hispanic arrivals inundate black areas, we can be assured fights will occur. Also, in areas where Hispanics do not share neighborhoods with blacks, but do go to the same schools, we will be seeing constant riotous fighting. Gang warfare will also increase.

      In addition to those problems, Hispanics will be taking low tier jobs away from blacks, because they are a bit more intelligent, FAR better workers, and more reliable, so the situation could turn VERY volatile.

      With blacks having fewer jobs, their crime rates on all crime will go up, and the fighting in the streets could well escalate into a near race war throughout the country, as it has in Southern California.

      It could well happen that the community organizer will see his deviousness backfire and he and his people will be the big losers in all of this.

      Incidentally, wouldn’t it be a coup de grace for Obama if about 70% of Hispanics would start voting Republican at some point down the road?

      • Spikeygrrl

        GOOD! Let them kill each other off! Leftist media will be hard-pressed to concoct an even minimally plausible “narrative” to explain how it’s all YT’s fault.

      • DNA Explains It All

        And the real beauty of this sit and watch fun is that if there is any major fight between Latinos and Blacks the Latinos will eventually win. They are smarter and have better self control. Latinos maybe aren’t Europeans and will not build or maintain our Ideal perfect “fist world” cities but their cities do work. Politically they need some help, granted. I would always pic São Paulo, Bogotá, Santiago or many other different but still civilized places over ANY AFRICAN alternative.

        • Hammerheart

          The real wild card in the train wreck diversity coalition is Islam. islam is moderately color blind so as long as you’re a muslim. I’m putting my money on fanatical Muslims blowing up (maybe quite literally) the diversity train for good.

  • Jason Lewis

    I’m sure even if they lose the appeal they’ll still do it.

  • journey

    How ironic, the very institutions created to safeguard the democracy in this country are used to destroy it. The courts are the last stand. The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is perceived to be conservative but the legal system is always the roll of the dice.

    • DNA Explains It All

      Actually the 2nd Amendment is the LAST line, that and enough pissed off patriots to make the move and “decorate” DC’s lamp posts with Tyrants.

      • DNA Explains It All

        Then again revolutions are seldom pressed by those whose ribs cannot easily be counted. So until we are hungry all goes on.

        • journey

          All bets are on the table what is going to happen to Western countries/civilization. Past ancient advanced civilizations such as Greece, Rome, Egypt, Aryans in India just disappeared.

          This is what I see for whatever it’s worth, population control will be a huge looming issue in the near future due to shrinking water and arable land. Mandatory birth control will be imposed, especially on blacks globally and other third world countries. Africa is expected to double their population in about 30 years to 2.3 billion. This is the population of China and India combined. And, whites and Asians (the yellow race), the more intelligent races, will work together to advance the betterment of this planet. China currently is getting up to speed after being in a slumber for so long.

    • WR_the_realist

      I’m grateful that this suit is not in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court, which is notorious for its left wing rulings.

  • mobilebay

    How could any judge rule for something that was wrong in the first place? Never in my long life have I seen an administration so openly ignore the laws of this nation.