Injunction Against Obama’s Amnesty Stays: Judge Says Obama “Misrepresented” Facts

Federal Judge Andrew Hanen refused to lift his injunction against President Obama unconstitutional executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens saying the President’s lawyers had “Whether by ignorance, omission, purposeful misdirection, or because they were misled by their clients, the attorneys for the government misrepresented the facts.”

Obama’s lawyers were attempting to force the judge to lift his stay and allow the Administration to continue to process illegal immigrants.

However, the judge refused and cited Obama’s own words

Judge Hanen pointed to Mr. Obama’s comments at a February town hall when the president warned immigration agents to adhere to his policies or else face “consequences.”

“In summary, the chief executive has ordered that the laws requiring removal of illegal immigrants that conflict with the 2014 DHS directive are not to be enforced, and that anyone who attempts to do so will be punished,” Judge Hanen wrote.

“This is not merely ineffective enforcement. This is total non-enforcement,” the judge continued, saying that Mr. Obama’s own descriptions of how he is carrying out his policies have hurt his case.

In addition to slapping down Obama’s plea to lift the injunction, Judge Hanen chided the government for essentially lying to the court during the initial hearing.

Obama’s lawyers told the court no action had been taken to process illegal immigrants but over 100,000 special work visas have already been issued.

Judge Hanen said he may still issue sanctions against the government for misleading him — though he declined to strike the government’s pleadings, which would have essentially closed the case and granted victory to Texas.

The judge said that while that may be warranted, it would do a disservice to the weighty issues at stake in the case, including fundamental issues of presidential power.

Judge Hanen also gave Texas and the other states who are suing Obama limited discovery forcing the federal government to turn over documents related to early processing of illegal immigrant applications.