Court strategy fails to overturn Obama’s executive action

The Supreme Court allowed a lower court decision to stand which forces the state of Arizona to issue drivers licenses to immigrants brought here illegally by their parents.

President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program essentially granted amnesty for children of illegal aliens. Arizona, along with Nebraska, refused to abide by the illegal executive order and were sued in federal court.

Outgoing Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) issued an executive order after Obama’s action telling state agencies that DACA recipients, often referred to as “dreamers,” are not eligible for any state or public benefit, including a driver’s license. But a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled unanimously that the order was probably unconstitutional.

While the legal battle over Brewer’s directive is being waged, the appeals court said the state must issue licenses, as it had done in the past with other immigrants who are allowed to work in this country.

The Supreme Court refused Arizona’s request to stay the decision without comment. Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. noted that they would have granted the motion.

Once again, the courts have failed to rein in President Obama’s unconstitutional and excessive use of executive power to advance his Open Borders agenda. Those who believe the courts will save America from illegal immigration hopefully will learn from this latest setback that it will take a strong and vital grassroots political movement to overturn President Obama’s amnesty executive action.