Will Five Justices Give One Man Control of US Immigration Law?
If you don’t like the rules of the game, you just change them right? Kind of like a two-year-old losing at the game of Candyland and throwing a tantrum.
Or, just maybe, it is more akin to what the fully grown man-child sitting in the Oval Office does when he doesn’t get his way...
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) has procedures for deporting illegal aliens. This does not and did not sit well with Herr Leader Obama some time back; "Now, you're absolutely right that there have been significant numbers of deportations. That's true,” he retorted, to a heckler in Chicago (November 2014).
He went on to say, "But what you're not paying attention to is the fact that I just took action to change the law."
He can’t do that, and he just got told, for the second time, that what he did by “changing the law” is illegal. First, U.S. District Judge, Andrew Hannen, back in February, said that Obama’s excuse of prosecutorial discretion, meaning choosing when an established law should be enforced is unacceptable;
"Non-enforcement is just that — not enforcing the law. Non-enforcement does not entail refusing to remove these individuals as required by the law and then providing three years of immunity from that law, legal presence status, plus any benefits that may accompany legal presence under current regulations."
Obama and his legal team appealed, and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Hannen’s decision, this week, thereby keeping in place Hannen’s injunction against Herr Leader’s changing of the law.
The President is now taking it all the way to the Supreme Court. Meaning, the decision of who gets to make law will fall to five people. FIVE! What happened to our Congress? They should have and could have stopped this man dead in its tracks long ago.
Now, the inmate is out, running the asylum, and the nation must wait for the rule of five judges to decide if we are a nation of laws conceived of in the houses of Congress, or a nation under one megalomaniac who can make up law as he goes along.
Given how the Obamacare decision went, it’s a coin toss, sadly.
Source: CNS News