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Judge: Obama administration canít refuse to arrest illegal immigrants
The Washington Times ^ | 4/24/2013 | Stephan Dinan

Posted on 04/24/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT by markomalley

A federal judge said this week that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal immigrants they deem low priority, in a case that could upend President Obama’s enforcement policy.

For the last several years the administration has said it will no longer arrest most illegal immigrants, arguing it wants to focus only on those with serious criminal records or gang ties. The Homeland Security department said it was using “prosecutorial discretion.”

Immigration agents and officers sued, saying federal law requires them to make the arrests, but the Obama administration would discipline them if they complied with the law.

Federal Judge Reed O'Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.

“The court finds that DHS does not have discretion to refuse to initiate removal proceedings,” Judge O'Connor wrote.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
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To: markomalley
De judge, the Gun vote, Putin, Turkey...

His face should be red fromall the biotch slapping...

21 posted on 04/24/2013 3:21:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Excellence

“0bama issues a command, the court overturns it, nothing changes.”

It seems we citizens have no recourse short of armed insurrection, unless the Congress will impeach and convict.


22 posted on 04/24/2013 3:24:45 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: markomalley

Obama is just gonna ignore him.


23 posted on 04/24/2013 3:24:48 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: markomalley

Post these articles to your rep’s. and keep the pressure on the whores in office.


24 posted on 04/24/2013 3:27:35 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Elsiejay

It seems we citizens have no recourse short of armed insurrection, unless the Congress will impeach and convict.
***Our ancestors would have been shooting by now.


25 posted on 04/24/2013 3:28:14 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: markomalley

So????

Whatcha gonna do about it?????

The only real authority to act is the ‘power of the purse strings’. That is in the House. Unles the House acts by withholding funds, the WH can continue to do damn well what they please.

Too bad that feckless leadership runs the House.


26 posted on 04/24/2013 3:28:18 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: markomalley

RE: Judge: Obama administration can’t refuse to arrest illegal immigrants

And if he doesn’t arrest them, what can the judge do?

Does the good judge have the power to punish Obama?

Can he fine Obama? Can he impeach Obama? Can he strip Obama of his powers? Can he call in the Feds to arrest him?

WHAT CAN HE DO OTHER THAN CALL OBAMA A BAD PRESIDENT?


27 posted on 04/24/2013 3:35:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Principled

Prayers for the judge. Actually being a real judge. On the bench.


28 posted on 04/24/2013 3:36:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing. And by design.

Contrary to popular belief, the three branches of government are not equal. The legislature is intended to be the most powerful with the executive secondary. The judiciary was intended to be the weakest branch.


29 posted on 04/24/2013 3:40:00 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: markomalley

Psst... hey judgie-wudgie ... He already did....

Don’ tells nobody....


30 posted on 04/24/2013 3:42:47 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Kevmo
Obama is just gonna ignore him.

Bear in mind, each of these things is a pebble hitting the glass. No one knows which one will break it.

The Declaration of Independence had a pretty long bill of particulars. For Parliament, ignoring it didn't work in the end.

31 posted on 04/24/2013 3:43:59 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Principled

Obama could care less about what any judge says. The law is what Obama says it is or isn’t. He’s King Hussain.


32 posted on 04/24/2013 3:45:18 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: markomalley

Importantly, appeals from this judge go to the 5th Circuit, which has 1 judge from Carter, 2 from Clinton, 2 from Obama, 4 from Reagan, and 6 from GW Bush. So 5 Democrats and 10 Republicans.

So if appealed, the odds favor this policy getting slapped down hard.


33 posted on 04/24/2013 3:46:01 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: jjotto

As ong as we have a no spine congress and an accomplice in the WH judges will be the go to branch.

However, how many divisions does the supreme court have? Or cops for that matter.

Nothing will be done on immigration that will make any of us here optimistic. Just waiting for my fix of another Sheriff Joe busts a bunch story.


34 posted on 04/24/2013 3:47:42 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: markomalley
WHy the hell so we need a JUDGE to tell us what we already know? I want the cajones given back to America, and at this point in my long life, I don't care how it's done.

GET ZERO OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE! Send that pretender back to Kenya, and make his passport invalid as regards to the US of A.

We have enough enemies, thanks to him. The a$$hole baby.

35 posted on 04/24/2013 3:48:27 PM PDT by Monkey Face ( The good outnumber the evil ones, and we always will.)
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To: markomalley

Now who’s going to enforce it???.


36 posted on 04/24/2013 3:53:03 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: petitfour

That freaking bites my backside. I was just told I was ineligible for my Medicare premiums to be paid because I didn’t provide a bank account. I don’t HAVE a bank account. So I am going to be farther below the poverty level than I already am so some effing alien can get my money, even though they can’t speak-o Engrish.

The bad thing is, my rent will be same, as will my expenses, until the COL goes up. Then I will have even less money to try to exist on.

GAAAHHHH!


37 posted on 04/24/2013 3:53:08 PM PDT by Monkey Face ( The good outnumber the evil ones, and we always will.)
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To: markomalley

May we _not_ be prevented from arresting the _resident, too?


38 posted on 04/24/2013 3:53:57 PM PDT by veracious
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To: markomalley

Obastard will treat this ruling with the contempt for the law that is his trademark.


39 posted on 04/24/2013 3:58:55 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot
Obastard will treat this ruling with the contempt for the law that is his trademark.

"Hey Boner - what are you going to do about it? Harry will never allow me to be removed for TREASON, so don't even think about the 'I' word." sincerely Obastard.






40 posted on 04/24/2013 4:10:47 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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