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Appeals Court Ruling Sends a Clear Message that Presidents Cannot Nullify Immigration Law through Executive Action, Says FAIR

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to Wednesday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit declaring the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to be unlawful:

“Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit correctly upheld a federal district judge’s ruling that the Obama-era DACA program is unlawful. Presidents do not have the authority to exempt entire classes of immigration lawbreakers from enforcement, or provide them with authorization to work in the United States, when federal statutes explicitly bar them from being here or working here.

“This ruling could not have been timelier. Building upon what we once thought was the pinnacle of unlawful executive action during the Obama administration, President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have been working around the clock to negate virtually every immigration law on the books. The end result? The worst border crisis in the history of our country with no end in sight. . . . Read more about Appeals Court Ruling Sends a Clear Message that Presidents Cannot Nullify Immigration Law through Executive Action, Says FAIR

Appeals Court Ruling Sends a Clear Message that Presidents Cannot Nullify Immigration Law through Executive Action, Says FAIR

(October 6, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to Wednesday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit declaring the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to be unlawful:

“Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit correctly upheld a federal district judge’s ruling that the Obama-era DACA program is unlawful. Presidents do not have the authority to exempt entire classes of immigration lawbreakers from enforcement, or provide them with authorization to work in the United States, when federal statutes explicitly bar them from being here or working here. . . . Read more about Appeals Court Ruling Sends a Clear Message that Presidents Cannot Nullify Immigration Law through Executive Action, Says FAIR

Florida Grand Jury Targets Child Smugglers, Puts Miami in a Vise

Since U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and his Justice Department aren’t interested in prosecuting violations of immigration law, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking the rare step of empaneling a statewide grand jury to target residents who employ human smugglers, as well as local officials who look the other way. . . . Read more about Florida Grand Jury Targets Child Smugglers, Puts Miami in a Vise

Court Gives Green Light to Sue Biden for Trashing Environmental Law

lawsuit charging that Biden administration immigration policies violate environmental law is moving forward in federal court. The legal challenge deserves a fair hearing amid widening degradation of southern borderlands, increasing strains on the nation’s infrastructure and a host of other impacts that can no longer be ignored. . .  Read more about Court Gives Green Light to Sue Biden for Trashing Environmental Law

DHS Ends' Remain in Mexico' After Final Court Hurdle

The Department of Homeland Security stated late Monday that it would end the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as "Remain in Mexico," and begin to welcome illegal aliens waiting in Mexico back into U.S. communities after a federal court removed the last remaining hurdle. . . . Read more about DHS Ends' Remain in Mexico' After Final Court Hurdle

Court Divide: Conservative Judges Say Enforce Immigration Law While Libs Want More Migrants

Conservative judges on the U.S. Appeals Court want the United States Supreme Court to overrule a case that sided with liberal justices who say encouraging illegal aliens to stay in the United States is a matter of free speech.

Nine conservative judges said a federal immigration law that makes such behavior a crime should apply. . . . Read more about Court Divide: Conservative Judges Say Enforce Immigration Law While Libs Want More Migrants

Texas Trucker Convicted of Smuggling 124 Migrants

A federal jury convicted a Texas trucker for trying to smuggle 124 migrants in a tractor-trailer past a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. As a defense, the driver claimed he did not know there were migrants in the vehicle. . . . Read more about Texas Trucker Convicted of Smuggling 124 Migrants

Comrade Garland Purging Immigration Judges—But At Least He’s Not On SCOTUS

In all fairness to Comrade Garland, it isn‘t just naked political spite that‘s driving these dismissals. There has developed a huge and unsightly backlog of cases waiting for review. The Biden Administration has decided to deal with that backlog by just dismissing most cases on sight. . . . Read more about Comrade Garland Purging Immigration Judges—But At Least He’s Not On SCOTUS

Will Ninth Circuit Close Alien Detention Centers in California?

 WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a friend-of-the-court brief before the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, in a case that puts federal immigration detention in the state of California in peril. A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit had struck down California’s statute outlawing private detention centers as it applied to immigration detention centers run by federal contractors, but the full Ninth Circuit vacated that decision and is rehearing the case en banc. . . . Read more about Will Ninth Circuit Close Alien Detention Centers in California?

Illegal Immigrant Acquitted of Murdering Kate Steinle Sentenced on Federal Weapons Charges

The illegal immigrant involved in the shooting death of Kate Steinle in 2015 was sentenced to time already served on Monday in connection with federal charges against him.

Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate was acquitted of murder in the death of Steinle, who was struck down by a bullet while walking on a San Francisco pier with her family. . . . Read more about Illegal Immigrant Acquitted of Murdering Kate Steinle Sentenced on Federal Weapons Charges

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