History will likely record Obama’s actions as being courageous.
President Obama is testing the limits of his authority and ideas, having to appeal to the Courts to uphold the Affordable Care Act, and now he must decide if he wants to appeal lower court decisions against his executive orders on immigration that he says is in the limits of his prosecutorial authority.
In the instance of immigration, the President believes that because Congress failed to act to address immigration requirements, one way or another, that their neglect is an open window for him to apply executive action.
The lower courts that acted against him have an axe to grind because they live and work in the state communities that are affected by the executive action. The lower courts where the cases have been brought are with judges who are likely more conservative than the president.
Just as those who brought the cases to courts of appeals, the Department of Justice can shop their appeal to the Supreme Court if they believe that their argument will prevail there.
The issue for the citizens of the United States is to observe that Congress failed to act on immigration reform. Failing to act has victimized illegal immigrants and their children who are born in the USA. Congressional delinquency has gone on through many Congresses. That is why the President took the last ditch effort to issue an executive order.
Everyone knows the politics of this. There will likely be hell to pay for Congressional inaction and for hostile action that they have taken against the Affordable Care Act because this Congress lacks compassion.
When it comes time to vote, there will be one resounding question, who is looking out for the Middle Class and poor? Who is looking out for the huddled masses yearning to breathe free?
“Obama suffers another defeat on immigration in federal court
By Jordan Fabian – 05/26/15 02:53 PM EDT
A federal appeals court dealt President Obama a defeat on Tuesday as it declined to lift a judge’s order blocking his sweeping executive action on immigration.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a Texas judge who issued an injunction preventing the programs from going into effect. The appeals judges ruled 2-1 that the order must stay in place.
“Because the government is unlikely to succeed on the merits of its appeal of the injunction, we deny the motion for stay and the request to narrow the scope of the injunction,” the judges wrote.
The court’s order makes it tougher for Obama to implement what the White House had seen as one of the signature programs of his second term, with just 20 months left to go in his administration.
After Congress declined to pass an immigration overhaul last year, Obama ordered the creation
of a new program that allow parents of U.S. citizens or legal resident children to apply for temporary deportation relief and work permits.
He also expanded a similar program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), that applies to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.”