For the second time in less than six months Barack Obama violated court order on amnesty. The first violation occurred in February, when Obama administration lawyers lied to Federal Judge Andrew Hanen, by telling te judge that Obama had not yet begun granting amnesty to illegal aliens. The problem is that, at the time the administration lawyers made that statement to Judge Hanen, Obama had actually issued several thousand amnesty orders to illegal aliens.
Amnesty for illegal aliens is part of the long-term political strategy of the democratic party to convert illegal aliens into democrat voters.
Obama’s attempts to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, which he and the mainstream media distort into an act of compassion for Mexican illegal aliens is, in reality, part of a long-term Democrat Party political strategy aimed at converting illegal aliens into democrat voters.
To accomplish this goal, Obama is intent on creating a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, a phrase we hear all too often to describe an action that Americans still overwhelmingly reject.
Because voters don’t yet support that pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, Obama granted amnesty to a group of illegal aliens as a step that he hoped would go largely unnoticed by the electorate. This follows the progressive strategy of forcing voters to swallow bite size changes that don’t anger them too much all at once. For this bite sized step, Obama issued an executive order granting amnesty to hundreds of thousands illegal aliens.
Despite having insisted for years that he did not have the constitutional authority to change US immigration laws by himself, in November 2014 Obama began issuing amnesty orders to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens using an executive order to get around US immigration laws. An immigration strategy Democrats embrace.
Texas and 25 other states sued Obama in federal court. Judge Andrew Hanen agreed with Texas, and on February 16 issued an injunction barring Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to illegal aliens. Before issuing the injunction, Judge Hanen asked Justice Department lawyers if Obama had already issued any amnesty approvals. The judge didn’t want a mess on his hands. The Administration claimed it had not yet started granting amnesty to illegal aliens and the Judge issued a court order enjoining them from doing so. In his order, Judge Hanen ruled that “Mr. Obama likely broke the law in forming his amnesty.” The judge thought his injunction nipped the entire program in the bud. He was mistaken.
Obama and the Justice Department lied to the judge, which was not especially remarkable for the most lawless President in history. Several weeks after the injunction, Obama administration lawyers were forced to admit to the judge that they had lied. Obama had been approving applications and granting amnesty since November 2014. And not just a few. In fact, more than 100,000 illegal aliens had been granted amnesty by Obama. Not quite what they had represented to the judge.
Justice Department lawyers also had to come back to Judge Hanen and disclose that Obama issued amnesty to thousands more illegal aliens after the court order barring him from doing so, in clear violation of the court order.
The judge ordered Obama to rescind the amnesty orders he had issued. The Obama administration lawyers assured the judge they would comply, stating that “the government fully appreciates the urgency of the situation and is proceeding with expedited remediation,” another lie by Obama Administration lawyers. In documents filed with the court last week, the Obama Administration was forced to admit that they had not complied with the court order.
Judge Hanen was understandably irritated saying that he detected a “cavalier attitude” from the government about his order. “The government has conceded that it has directly violated this court’s order in its May 7, 2015 advisory, yet, as of today, two months have passed since the advisory and it has not remediated its own violative behavior,” the judge wrote. “That is unacceptable and, as far as the Government’s attorneys are concerned, completely unprofessional.”
Obama Administration lawyers that have lied to the federal judge should be immediately disbarred.
The Obama Administration continues to ignore the judge’s order because they don’t want to rescind the amnesty they had already granted. Why give up on a 100,000 or so future democrats? The administration claimed that they hadn’t come up with a solution to get amnesty back in the bottle, so to speak.
Showing more intelligence than the administration seems to possess, Judge Hanen solved that problem for Obama, ordering the administration to get the amnesty orders back from those that received them. In fact, showing the wisdom of Solomon, Judge Hanen ordered the Obama administration to go door-to-door. Simple solution to a simple problem. In a world that often looks insane lately, this federal judge deserves tremendous respect and gratitude for forcing a lawless President to comply.
Now, forced by an angry federal judge, immigration authorities will go door-to-door demanding that illegal aliens return the amnesty approvals they received from the Obama administration.
Judge Hanen has set an August 19 hearing, and said unless the government has fixed their screw-ups by July 31, each of the defendants named in the case, including the Secretary of Homeland Security and his top lieutenants in the immigration agencies, will have to appear in court and explain themselves. “Otherwise, the Court intends to utilize all available powers to compel compliance,” Judge Hanen wrote.
Thankfully, using illegal aliens to advance progressive interests isn’t going over well with Americans as support for more Border Control hits four-year high.