Courts Rule Against Obama’s Immigration Plan



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A federal court has ruled against President Barack Obama’s plan to protect an estimated 5 million people living in the United States. Republicans had blamed the plan as an illegal executive order when President Obama declared it last November. Twenty-six states challenged the plan in court.

The Federal court authority disagreed that the executive branch was within its rights in electing to extend the mandatory dismissal deadline of  selected groups of immigrants, including children who were brought to the U.S. illegally.

The Justice Department said in a statement that it disapproved with the court’s ruling. Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended that Obama’s action would allow the Department of Homeland Security to bring greater accountability to the immigration system by focusing on the deportation of criminals; not people who have long family and legal economic ties to the United States.  There are some who are raising American children born as natural citizens. The statement did not point out what the department’s next steps would be.

English: Seal of the United States Department ...
English: Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This shows the conflict of the different branches of government over an issue that is dividing American politics.  The government should be by the people and for the people and President Obama is trying to keep the best interest of all people in mind.  The court is ruling on the laws of the United States as they exist now and is only focused on the rights of citizens.