Obama Leans on Federal Judge to Lift Stay on Amnesty

President Barack Obama is applying a full court press to browbeat federal district court judge Andrew Hanen into lifting his temporary stay against his executive action on amnesty.

Hanen temporarily halted Obama’s illegal amnesty orders last month citing many public notice violations and ways Obama’s fiat would directly harm the state of Texas.

Now, Obama is using the full power of the Presidency to overrun a federal judge.

If Hanen does not issue a full stay by Monday, the Justice Department will take its request to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, according to the court filing released late Wednesday. It was unclear whether they will do so if Hanen grants the partial stay.

A stay would reverse, or partially reverse, the injunction and allow eligible immigrants to apply for benefits, including work permits, while the appeals process plays out in higher courts over the next several months.

Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, an immigration advocacy organization based in Los Angeles, said a stay that excludes Texas would be better than no stay at all.

Obama and White House Counsel Neil Eggleston last week briefed Hincapie and other immigration advocates on their legal strategy.

As you can see, the Obama White House and Justice Department are closely working with illegal immigrant lobbies to extend pressure on Judge Hanen.  Obama’s full court press is designed to force Hanen to lift his temporary order and give him and his allies time to hand out enough work permits and Social Security numbers before a lawsuit launched by 26 states can stop him.