Federal Judge Halts Obama Amnesty
U.S. Federal Judge Rules in Favor of 26 States Opposed to Executive Order
A federal judge late Monday halted President Obama’s deportation amnesty, ruling he overstepped his powers in trying to grant legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, in a decision that throws the White House’s plans into disarray just a day before applications were to be accepted.
Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s ruling is likely to be appealed, but it’s unclear whether it could reach the circuit court in New Orleans or even the Supreme Court before Wednesday, which is when the Homeland Security Department had planned to begin accepting the first applications under the new amnesty.
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