US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action

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HOUSTON — The U.S. government has asked a federal judge to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

The Justice Department’s motion for a stay was filed Monday with U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas.

Last week, Hanen issued a preliminary injunction sought by 26 states suing to halt immigration action by Obama, who wants to spare from deportation as many as 5 million people who are in the U.S. illegally. The states, led by Texas, have argued Obama’s action is unconstitutional.

Legal experts say it is unlikely Hanen will put his ruling on hold, meaning the request would then go before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.


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  • WHY

    Why is what I don’t understand.
    Before you reply on your potential biased opinion to my my comment below.
    Ask yourself Why?
    We are a nation of many immigrants. I will not digress with Naming all the countries of all the past generations since we became “America”
    But my question is why now should people who come to America by not the normal if that’s what you want to call it channels be entitled to receive amnesty and citizenship and all the benefits awarded with that privilege?
    After all if you, your parents, grandparents and so on and so forth came here and had to wait their turn to become a citizen of our great country then why should things change now and why should people who are are already here be given immunity, aid, a job and not be required to abide by the laws already established for residency? What message(s) does that send?
    I just don’t get it, to me it’s kinda of like rewarding a child in school for failing their coursework. I agree help should be given to get them to get to the next step but not a free pass.

  • Diane.

    Directed @WHY~
    I believe I answered your question somewhat. Allowing non-citizens to vote in various election has allowed certain political powers to stay in power. FWIW. The US Constitution states that only citizens are allowed to vote in Federal elections. But in Chicago once you’re in the books as a registered voter there is no way to screen those who are in-elegible.