Federal Judge in Texas Blocks Obama’s Immigration Reform

Federal Judge in Texas Blocks Obama’s Immigration Reform

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
February 17, 2015

One win for Texas, one loss for Obama! A federal judge in south Texas issued an temporary injunction on Monday blocking President Obama's executive action on immigration.

The injunction was accompanied by a 123 page order by Judge Andrew S. Hanen.

This ruling came two days before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services were supposed to start accepting applications for the program.

Governor Greg Abbott took to Twitter and praised the order. He said:

Obama's Executive Amnesty has been ruled unconstitutional.

courtesy of Twitter

Abbott also said:

We live in a nation governed by a system of checks and balances, and the president's attempt to bypass the will of the American people was successfully checked today.

Hanen's order bars federal immigration officials for implementing any of what Obama's plan wanted them to do in Texas.

Whereas Texas held the torch opposing the president's executive action 26 other states had also joined suit. They were: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The injunction can be read below:

Updated 2/17/2015 at 7:20 am

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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