Exactly one year ago, President Obama announced his sweeping executive amnesty plan that was meant to save millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and to give them work permits. Since then, two lower courts have blocked this ridiculous plan, but Obama and his minions have launched a desperate last ditch attempt to finally get it passed.
According to Breitbart, the Obama administration has officially appealed to the Supreme Court to allow Obama’s precious amnesty plan to move forward. This comes weeks after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s injunction that blocked the plan in February. In a 2-1 decision, they ruled in favor of the 26 states who came together to fight Obama’s program.
Needless to say, Obama was livid about the decision, and now he’s hoping the Supreme Court will help him out.
“If left undisturbed, that ruling [of the appeals court] will allow States to frustrate the federal government’s enforcement of the Nation’s immigration laws,” the Justice Department argued in its petition to the Supreme Court. “It will force millions of people— who are not removal priorities under criteria the court conceded are valid, and who are parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents—to continue to work off the books, without the option of lawful employment to provide for their families.”
Immigrant rights groups are already gloating about the president’s last push for them.
“Today’s action sends a huge message to the Latino community that the Obama administration is keeping its word to defend DAPA and DACA-plus before the highest court in the land,” Ben Monterroso, executive director of Mi Familia Vota said in a statement.
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), however, slammed Obama for continuing to fight for this amnesty plan.
“The President clearly acted outside the law when he went around Congress to unilaterally change our nation’s immigration laws, and I’m confident the State of Texas will ultimately prevail in this case,” he said. Cornyn added that the Obama administration should be working with congress instead of trying to defend the “unconstitutional executive order.”
We can only hope that the Supreme Court rules against this amnesty plan, destroying it once and for all.
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