U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Denies Obama Administration’s Request to Implement Illegal Amnesty
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today denied the Obama Administration’s request to begin implementing the president’s illegal amnesty plan after a federal judge halted the program in a Feb. 16 ruling.
Attorney General Paxton Calls for Increased Oversight of Obama Administration in Executive Amnesty Case
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a response to the Obama Administration’s April 30 and May 7 advisories, which confirm the unwieldiness of the President’s illegal amnesty plan. The Texas-led, bipartisan coalition of 26 states continues to hold the Obama Administration accountable for its misrepresentations to a federal district court and its admitted violation of a court order in prematurely implementing executive amnesty. In today’s filing with the federal district court, the states argued for increased oversight of the administration's compliance with the court's injunction, and for the opportunity to look into whether the defendants should be sanctioned for their misrepresentations to the court.
Attorney General Paxton Statement on DOJ Admitting Thousands More Granted Expanded Work Permits
“Ignoring Congress in rewriting immigration law, contradicting the President’s own statements that the Executive lacked the power to do so, and misleading a federal court ”“ not once, but multiple times ”“ the Obama Administration has established a pattern of renegade behavior making it clear it sees itself entirely above the rule of law. We will continue to fight back against this lawless behavior to prevent the implementation of this amnesty plan, which sets a dangerous precedent and would have disastrous consequences for Texas and every other state in America.”
Attorney General Paxton Files Brief Defending Court Order Halting President Obama’s Illegal Amnesty
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a brief defending the preliminary injunction issued by a federal district court, which stopped the Obama Administration’s lawless executive amnesty. The brief was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
After being ordered by a federal district court to produce documents related to misleading statements made during a hearing earlier this year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) responded by providing no substantive documents for review, instead producing a heavily-redacted, 200-page privilege log in which almost every responsive document was withheld from suing states, along with material that had already been made public. In response to this brazen disregard for a legal order, General Paxton released the following statement.
The Texas Attorney General’s Office today defended an injunction stopping the Obama Administration’s unconstitutional executive amnesty program from taking effect. The Texas-led coalition of 26 states made its case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Attorney General Paxton Files Brief Defending Injunction Stopping President’s Illegal Amnesty
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a supplemental brief defending an injunction secured by a Texas-led 26-state coalition halting the Obama Administration’s attempt to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Oral arguments in the case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will be held Friday in New Orleans.
In an order released Tuesday evening, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas found that the Obama Administration misled the court regarding early implementation of expanded work permits to illegal immigrants and granted limited discovery in the case. In a separate order, also issued Tuesday evening, the judge denied the Administration’s request to immediately implement executive amnesty.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement regarding a ruling by a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas that finds the Obama Administration misled the court regarding early implementation of expanded work permits to illegal immigrants. The judge also denied the Administration’s request to immediately implement executive amnesty and granted limited discovery in the case.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement regarding the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals setting a date for oral arguments on the U.S. Department of Justice’s motion to stay the preliminary injunction of the president’s immigration executive action.