5th Circuit rules immigration policy unconstitutional
Tue, 2015-11-17 05:00 News Staff
By Ed Sterling
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 9 affirmed a Brownsville federal district judge’s Feb. 15, 2015, order forbidding the Obama administration’s implementation of DAPA, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Residents Program.
Against the wishes of Congress, the White House sent out a memorandum in November 2014 extending the reach of the policy include to more people.
Gov. Greg Abbott reacted to the Fifth Circuit ruling on Nov. 10, saying: “The court’s decision is a vindication for the Rule of Law and the Constitution. The president’s job is to enforce the immigration laws, not rewrite them. President Obama should abandon his lawless executive amnesty program and start enforcing the law today.”