U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who issued an order of temporary injunction on February 16 blocking implementation of the Obama administration’s use of executive actions to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens, reprimanded Justice Department attorney Kathleen Hartnett at a hearing on March 19 for providing him with inaccurate information at an earlier hearing in January. 

 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 30,558 criminal aliens in fiscal year 2014, down slightly from 36,007 the previous year.

 

In an expected response to U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s refusal to grant a stay of his February 16 injunction that blocked the Obama administration’s use of executive actions to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an appeal on March 12 with the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

 

 

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.