Meet the Judge Whose Decision Slapped Down Obama’s Illegal Amnesty Act
There is at least one man in America who isn’t afraid to stand up for what is right—and he’s a judge in Brownville, Texas.
Federal judge Andrew Hanen served an injunction against President Obama’s decision to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and not deport them.
Judge Hanen listened to the twenty-five states that have come together to push back against Obama’s executive action and ruled that the legality of Obama’s actions is tenuous.
Finally! Someone in a position of power and influence is thinking about the American people who will be affected by the casual executive actions coming out of Washington, D.C.
Judge Hanen also commented that not securing the border placed a lot of stress on border states and “significantly drains the states’ resources.” How Obama and other leaders in his administration didn’t realize that is just another mystery we can chalk up to incompetence.
The Obama Administration and Obama-controlled Justice Department are, of course, filing an appeal against Judge Hanen’s injunction. But that process will take time.
Though that time will give the courts and proponents of Obama’s action time to prepare, it will also give more time to the groups pushing for the amnesty executive action to be abolished.
However the issue pans out it is reassuring to know that there are still good judges in this country who won’t stand for actions that undermine the safety of the country.
Unfortunately, Obama is taking actions right and left that leave no other options for Americans than to turn to the courts and have his rulings overturned. One would hope that a coalition of twenty-five states combining their voices to express disagreement with something the president did would attract his attention. Unfortunately, Obama will probably write this off as well.
Judge Hanen was elected by George W. Bush, which shouldn’t come as a surprise, and has been serving in his position on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas since 2002.