Today’s Immigration Headlines – Nov 10, 2015

Court Upholds Injunction Against Obama Amnesty

“A federal appeals court on Monday ruled against President Obama’s plan to shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, dealing another blow to the administration’s effort to remake immigration laws and likely setting up a final battle in the Supreme Court next year,” the Washington Post wrote.

Ruling Cites Obama Statements

“A federal appeals court said President Obama’s own words saying he was claiming powers to “change the law” were part of the reason it struck down his deportation amnesty, in a ruling late Monday that reaffirmed the president must carry out laws and doesn’t have blanket powers to waive them,” the Washington Times reports.

“The 2-1 ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals punctures Mr. Obama’s immigration plans and is the latest in a series of major court rulings putting limits on the president’s claims of expansive executive powers to enact his agenda without having to get congressional buy-in.”

Obama Administration Plans Appeal

“The Obama administration will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court injunction that has held up a new program that potentially would shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The decision to take the case to the high court comes a day after a federal appeals panel ruled against the administration, keeping the new program on hold nearly a year after President Obama announced it,” the Washington Post reports.

Supreme Court May Hear Case Next Year

“The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a series of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration on Monday night, frustrating the administration’s efforts to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and delivering a major setback to a core policy initiative of the president’s second-term agenda. The Justice Department said on Tuesday morning that it would appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court,” The Atlantic says.

Another Outsourcing Story, More Workers Displaced

“The employees were warned that speaking to the news media meant loss of severance. Despite their fears, they want their story told. They want people to know what’s happening to IT jobs in the heartland. They don’t want the offshoring of their livelihoods to pass in silence,” Computerworld says.

Germans Buy Self Defense Products at Record Pace

“According to a report by Focus, following a 600% surge in sales over the past two months, Germany has run out of pepper spray, and the irritating substance can now only be purchased after weeks of waiting. Focus says that according to pepper spray manufacturers, “frightened Germans” have bought out all the available inventory. The alleged reason, according to the German publication: “die Flüchtlingskrise”, or the refugee crisis,” says Zerohedge.

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  2. avatar Leland says:

    The Washington Post has been one of the newspapers that has endorsed the idea that what this administration is doing is attempting to “reform” our immigration system, when the obvious truth is that it is nothing more than another amnesty done by executive actions.

    How ironic that a reporter for the Post would write a line that says the federal appeals court, in putting those actions on hold, was “dealing another blow to the administration’s efforts to remake immigration laws”.

    Because after all, isn’t that what the whole argument has been about? Him trying to “remake” the laws when he has no power to change laws, only the power, and constitutional duty, to enforce them. So he refuses to enforce the laws on the books, and then says he can make up his own.