Obama Loses! Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Against Obama’s Executive Amnesty

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Federal judge Andrew Hanen to keep his injunction in place blocking Obama’s executive action saying “Mr. Obama’s amnesty likely broke the law governing how big policies are to be written.”

“The public interest favors maintenance of the injunction,” the judges wrote in the majority opinion.

Texas and 25 other states sued Obama over his executive action. The injunction blocked implementation of Obama’s amnesty.

Mr. Obama had acted in November to try to grant tentative legal status and work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants, saying he was tired of waiting for Congress to act.

The full amnesty had been scheduled to begin last week, while an earlier part had been slated to accept applications on Feb. 18. But just two days before that, Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued his injunction finding that Mr. Obama had broken the law.



Here’s a link to the decision. The 3 judge panel which made the ruling:


Judge Jerry Smith was nominated to the court by President Ronald Reagan.

Judge Jennifer Elrod was nominated to the court by President George W. Bush.

The dissenting Judge who supported Obama, Stephen Higginson, was  nominated by Obama himself.