So it seems that the Supreme Court will, in fact, come to have the final say regarding the rather questionable legality of Barry “Almighty’s” executive amnesty over-reach. The Court announced just this past Tuesday that it will, by early summer, rule on whether or not Barry abused his authority in taking his executive actions on immigration. And I think that we can all reasonably assume, after taking into account the rather leftist make up of the court, how that decision is likely to turn out.
As you may know, Barry’s actions, which are aimed at millions of undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and for children who were raised in the United States, have been on hold since they were first announced a year ago. After Barry announced the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expanding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), federal courts blocked their implementation because of challenges from 25 states and led by Texas.
And so, if the court does rule in favor of Barry’s actions, which is how this is likely to play out, some five million illegal immigrants will be shielded from deportation as they apply for worker eligibility and other benefits. The result of the ruling will also likely set the standard for what a future president can do without Congressional approval. Furthermore, if Barry’s actions are approved, they will be implemented during his final months in office, securing the legacy he has hoped for since 2008.
Barry’s 2014 effort to grant millions of illegal immigrants de facto legal status and work permits hangs in the balance. According to various reports, the case will be argued during the first half of this year with an expected ruling in June, before the 2016 presidential election. The court will decide the final outcome in Texas and 25 states’ lawsuit seeking to block the administration’s executive amnesty programs. So far the states have been successful at the district and appeals court levels.
The states and Republicans have argued that Barry’s executive amnesty is an unconstitutional overreach of executive authority. Yet Barry continues to maintain that he was within his right to shield millions from deportation and grant them work permits. Of course this comes after the dozen, or so, times that he himself said that he did not have the authority to do what he went ahead and did. Not that any of that will likely matter to any of these austere practitioners of leftist jurisprudence.
The government appealed to the high court shortly after the 5th Circuit ruled in favor of upholding the amnesty block. Barry’s gang there at the Justice Department argued in its petition to the Supreme Court in November that, “If left undisturbed, that ruling [of the appeals court] will allow States to frustrate the federal government’s enforcement of the Nation’s immigration laws.” Translation: It would actually allow the states to enforce federal immigration law whereas Barry chooses not to.
The states called for the court to let the ruling stand or rule in their favor. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said when the states filed their petition, “President Obama’s executive action on immigration represents an unprecedented attempt to expand the power of the executive branch.” And he added, “The president alone does not have the authority to grant millions of illegal immigrants a host of benefits – like Social Security and Medicare – which should be reserved for lawful citizens.”
This will likely prove to be is yet another example of just how important it is that we elect a conservative president in this next election. Can you possibly imagine the caliber of justices that Hitlery or Bernie would appoint to the court? And the next president will likely have the opportunity to appoint as many as four justices. And when the Democrats regain control of the Senate this coming election, and with Chuckie Schumer running the show, confirmation of leftist justices will be little more than a formality.