Judge finds Obama immigration actions unconstitutional

Judge finds Obama immigration actions unconstitutional 

Posted: 4:28 pm Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

By Jamie Dupree

In the first legal ruling about the President’s recent executive actions on immigration, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has said the move to defer deportation for millions of people in the United States illegally was an unconstitutional action that violated the separation of powers under the Constitution.

Citing the President’s own words that he acted because Congress had not approved immigration reform legislation, Judge Arthur Schwab concluded President Obama had overstepped his authority with an unconstitutional “unilateral action.”

“President Obama’s statements evidence that prior to November 20, 2014, he viewed an Executive Action, similar to the one issued, as beyond his executive authority” wrote Schwab, who was put on the bench by President George W. Bush.

While the ruling does not invalidate the President’s executive actions, it certainly raises legal questions, as a group of states led by Texas officially challenge the Obama changes on deportation.

“President Obama’s unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care Clause, and therefore, is unconstitutional,” Judge Schwab wrote.

The opinion came in a run-of-the-mill immigration case, about a Honduran man who had already been deported and then was arrested again in the United States.

On his own, Judge Schwab said he should review the matter in light of the executive actions made by the President.

You can read his opinion here.

8 comments
workingamerican2
workingamerican2

And now he's made a move that has people trying to float over here from Cuba. The number of immigrants has dramatically increased, b/c Cubans think the wet foot dry foot rule will soon be gone. 


Obama is trying to sink this country. He grew up with antiAmerican Hawaiians and Indonesian Muslims, and is a disciple of Rev Wright -- this man hates America, and he is working to destroy it.

coastal
coastal

he does not give a damn about the law

if you like your health insurance you can keep

he will just go to his "LOVE" nest 

Pacifino
Pacifino

So what?  No one is going to do anything about it!  It is like a cop speeding.  No one can / will do anything about it.

StuartCoker
StuartCoker

Anyone with a basic understanding of the Constitution and the law could have said what the President did and is doing is illegal.  But, the problem is that Obama also knows it and doesn't care.  He thinks the Constitution is no longer valid and is outdated.  He thinks it limits him from doing what he believes is the right thing to do.

What do you do when the person who took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and uphold the law is in fact the one attacking the Constitution and breaking the law?  Our government relies on the three branches to keep each others in check and for the three branches to follow the law.  We no longer have that.

MaggieLin
MaggieLin

Pandering to people who aren't even allowed to be here and aren't even citizens makes zero sense.


What has our country come to? Enforce our laws and this won't be an issue.
Why are we obligated to please these ILLEGAL people? 
Good grief! Americans like myself are struggling. I’m employed (temp work) but can’t afford health insurance. I don’t drive much either cause I can’t afford gas. My auto insurance, which the government has yet to ruin, is thankfully only $25/month (from Insurance Panda) and my homeowners is only $65/month from Accenture (thank god). Please, Obama! Don’t try to socialize those too! I also cut cable and internet and I haven’t been out to eat or to the movies in god knows how long. 
It infuriates me that these people who don’t even belong here are getting more freebies than tax paying, law abiding citizens like myself!
Illegal aliens show up and all of sudden the government bends over backwards for them… while throwing good, law-abiding citizens to the wayside.

davidduncan
davidduncan

finally some rational thought going on---JUST THE FIRST SHOT WILL NOT BE THE LAST SINCE O CARES NOTHING FOR THE CONSTITUTION---WONDER WHY HE BOTHERS SINCE THERE ARE VIDEOS OF HIM SAYING TO DO WHAT HE DID WAS ILLEGAL AND CONFERRED POWER THAT HE DID NOT HAVE--THEN HYPOCRITCALLY DID IT ANYWAY----

peachstealth
peachstealth

@MaggieLin He thinks they'll vote Democrat. What's that you say, they're not citizens and can't vote ? Why do you think the Democrats are against needing a picture ID to vote?

Pacifino
Pacifino

@davidduncan How about because he knows that no on is going to do anything about it?