A Federal Judge has issued an injunction against President Obama’s illegal amnesty program, and rules the lawsuit can go forward.
“The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed on December 3rd, 2014, by then Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (now Governor Abbott) on behalf of the State of Texas. At the time of the filing, Texas was joined by sixteen other states. That number has increased to twenty-six states, more than half of the country.
“Judge Hanen wrote, ‘The ultimate question before the Court is: Do the laws of the United States, including the Constitution, give the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) the power to take the action at issue in this case?’ The judge laid out three issues to answer in this ruling: ‘(1) whether the States have standing to bring this case; (2) whether the DHS has the necessary discretion to institute the DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) program; and (3) whether the DAPA program is constitutional, comports with existing laws, and was legally adopted.’
“The Judge ruled that ‘at least one plaintiff has satisfied all the necessary elements to maintain a lawsuit and to obtain a temporary injunction.’ This means that, not only can the lawsuit continue, but the judge has ordered that the President or the Secretary of Homeland Security cannot take action on the DAPA program.”
The full ruling can be read below: