Mehlman reacts to Obama's end-run around judge's order

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

The spokesman for a pro-immigration enforcement organization is raising concerns that President Obama may skirt around a judge's injunction to allow amnesty for illegal aliens. 

U.S. Rep Luis Gutierrez is one of the staunchest advocates for illegal aliens in Congress, and he is claiming the administration may partially implement two of President Obama's amnesty programs in some states - despite the federal injunction blocking them nationwide.

Mehlman, Ira (Federation for American Immigration Reform)"This is supposed to be the United States of America," complains Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR. "We cannot have an immigration policy that applies in 24 states and doesn't apply in 26 states."

According to Gutierrez,President Obama and the White House are weighing whether the federal government has the authority to ignore a judge's order in the 24 states that are not suing the federal government.

"That's absolutely something the White House is looking at," the congressman said at a February 25 press conference, The Hill reported

Gutierrez also claimed that the White House and Obama are considering whether the ruling only should apply in Texas, the state that led the suit.

A week before Gutierrez made the claim, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen halted two executive programs Obama had announced after the midterm elections. 

"The injunction that the judge put in place last month is still in effect," Mehlman points out. "There's going to be an appeal before a three-judge panel in the 5th Circuit."

Mehlman says the case might ultimately have to be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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