Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued an order on March 9 denying the Obama administration’s request for “expedited consideration” of their February 23 motion seeking a stay of the judge’s February 16 injunction that blocked the Obama administration’s use of executive actions to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens.
In an advisory filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Brownsville on March 4, Obama administration attorneys requested “expedited consideration” of their February 23 motion seeking a stay of District Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s February 16 injunction that blocked the Obama administration’s use of executive actions to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens.
During an interview with host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday on March 1, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said he does not believe in amnesty for illegal aliens and that a better approach to immigration reform is to enforce the laws.
According to a report, administration officials admitted in a phone call — not meant for citizens' ears — that the goal of amnesty is to seed the nation with foreigners and change its character forever.
By a vote of 357-60, the House of Representatives on February 27 approved an amendment to last December’s continuing resolution that funded the Department of Homeland Security though that date — extending DHS funding though March 6.
Speaking on February 25 at a town hall event on immigration, President Obama declared that there would be “consequences” if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees do not follow administration policy on deportation. The event was held at Florida International University in Miami, and moderated by José Díaz-Balart on MSNBC.
Thousands of Somali refugees have settled in Minnesota since the start of the devastating civil war in their home country began in 1991. These Somalis fled their homeland to get away from the turmoil there and live in peace. However, an online video released on February 21 by a Somali-based terrorist group, al-Shabaab, that specifically named Minnesota’s Mall of America as a potential target has made many Minnesotans nervous.
CNS News has made a startling discovery about some of the services that are available to illegal alien unaccompanied minors. Health and Human Service’s Office of Refuge Resettlement (ORR) confirmed to CNS that abortion is one of the emergency medical services that are required to be made available by federally funded caregivers of Unaccompanied Children (UC) who have been sexually assaulted and have become pregnant.
The Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to some dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.
Though President Obama said at a February 17 press conference that he disagreed with U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s ruling the previous day that temporarily blocked his plans to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens — and that the Justice Department would appeal the decision — any appeals will likely take months to go through the federal courts. In the meantime, the administration’s plans to start accepting applications on February 18 from illegal aliens seeking amnesty under the DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) program have been placed on indefinite hold.
Senator Ted Cruz said the Obama administration has gone beyond using “prosecutorial discretion” to enforce immigration law, and is “counterfeiting immigration documents.”