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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
KEYWORDS: 1goodjudge; aliens; arrestillegals; backoffbarry; bhocorruption; bhofascism; criminalaliens; criminalpresident; democrats; dhs; dhsisajoke; goodnews; hewillignore; highcrimes; illegalimmigration; illegals; impeach; misdemeanors; napolitano; napolitanoisajoke; obama; obamaisajoke; obamawontcare; treason
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Take that, Big Sis!
1 posted on 04/24/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

it’s a start


2 posted on 04/24/2013 3:01:07 PM PDT by Principled
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To: markomalley

Impeach traitors Obama, Holder, Napolitano!!


3 posted on 04/24/2013 3:01:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: markomalley

A President can’t violate Federal law? All be darned! What about DOMA?


4 posted on 04/24/2013 3:03:05 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: markomalley; All

The Obama administration has already demonstrated its contempt for the rule of law, in multiple ways. It will ignore this ruling, just as it has ignored the contempt charges against Eric Holder.

The ruling is still useful to convince people of the lawless nature of this administration.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 3:04:31 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: markomalley

Nothing will change.
How many times has this happened? 0bama issues a command, the court overturns it, nothing changes.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 3:04:42 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: markomalley

Arrest Nappy as an Enemy Combatant.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 3:07:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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8 posted on 04/24/2013 3:08:24 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: markomalley

These POS do whatever they please knowing congress lacks the will or intestinal fortitude to do anything about it.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 3:08:24 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: Excellence

Its my understanding that the NLRB is still in bizness... so-to-speak. The lawless regime with its lawless agencies and boards.


10 posted on 04/24/2013 3:09:03 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Excellence

Judge would have to issue bench warrants for arrest to get their attentions.


11 posted on 04/24/2013 3:10:30 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: markomalley
I wonder if Attorney Corporal Holder has any OsamaObama/Clinton/Carter appointees currently on the bench.
12 posted on 04/24/2013 3:11:57 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: markomalley
said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants

*Cue the the violins*...enter stage right Congressional leader Bonehead...OK Congressman Bonehead, it's YOUR CUE...????...Bonehead?....oh Bonehead?....anybody seen Bonehead?...*crickets*

13 posted on 04/24/2013 3:12:20 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: markomalley
Failing to enforce duly enacted laws is tantamount to REPEALING these laws, which is the sole function of Congress.

He also needs to be sued/impeached for failing to uphold DOMA.

14 posted on 04/24/2013 3:14:28 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: markomalley
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.

How long do you suppose it will take President You Didn't Build That's so-called "Justice" Department to find a more cooperative judge?

15 posted on 04/24/2013 3:16:06 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: markomalley

I can’t figure out what took so long for a federal judge to come forward and say this, it’s the law.

Of course the law means little to Obama and his lapdogs.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 3:17:13 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: markomalley

Federal Judge Reed O’Connor born 1965 is a no good Texas cracka and as such will be ignored by Holder and JugEars


17 posted on 04/24/2013 3:17:41 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: True Grit

“These POS do whatever they please knowing congress lacks the will or intestinal fortitude to do anything about it.”

Yep. It will be up to the states to draw the line that Buckwheat and his Marxist stooges can’t cross.


18 posted on 04/24/2013 3:20:13 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: markomalley

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3011924/posts
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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) was questioning her on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have alleged that political officials in the Obama administration, including her, have blocked them from enforcing the law.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she believes she and other political officials have the authority to tell law enforcement agents which laws to enforce and which ones to ignore.


19 posted on 04/24/2013 3:20:18 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: markomalley

It’s been done for many years. I remember in the 1990s when some illegal immigrants were arrested in Alabama. The Feds made the local law enforcement let the truckload go. The illegals were instructed to drive to Georgia where the feds were supposed to take care of them. haha It is very strange the last few weeks. We go to our grocery store during the first week of the month, and there are long lines of folks at the checkout because that’s when EBT cards refill. But the last few weeks, when we have gone to the store, there are lines even when it’s not renewal week. This is not due to less workers. Almost all of the customers seem to be not from around here.


20 posted on 04/24/2013 3:21:10 PM PDT by petitfour
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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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To: SamuraiScot

Bear in mind, each of these things is a pebble hitting the glass. No one knows which one will break it.
***Nice analogy. Unfortunately, it might very well be reinforced or even bullet-proof glass. Pebbles won’t even burr the surface.


41 posted on 04/24/2013 4:18:37 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: markomalley

DAM% STRAIGHT!


42 posted on 04/24/2013 4:18:41 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Excellent! What next?


43 posted on 04/24/2013 4:29:00 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Doogle
*Cue the the violins*...enter stage right Congressional leader Bonehead...OK Congressman Bonehead, it's YOUR CUE...????...Bonehead?....oh Bonehead?....anybody seen Bonehead?...*crickets*

"Thishis Shpeaker B-Boehner's office. The Shpeaker is umavailabable at the mamoment. Please leave a ma..message after, after the beeps."


44 posted on 04/24/2013 4:30:42 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: markomalley; Liz; cripplecreek; Travis McGee; All

At first I wanted to say, YAAAAAYYYY!!!

But Obama will turn into Andrew Jackson on this one. He’ll tell that judge if he wants it enforced, then do it, ‘cause he isn’t going to.

Precedent, don’t ya know.

And this isn’t even a supreme court judge.

And there’s nothing the judge can do about it.

Elections matter. (And I mean the PRIMARY before the media/GOPe get us boneheads like McCain, Romney.....)


45 posted on 04/24/2013 4:33:52 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: markomalley
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old Chechen terrorist killed Friday morning in a wild shootout with Boston police, was a legal US resident.

He could have been deported---sent back to his homeland after a 2009 domestic violence conviction (wasn't his wife--the bum hit his grlfriend).

BUT thanks to Obama’s sucking up to terrorism (and illgal latinos), the prez sap-happily decreed that "deportations" are limited only to foreigners who committed “serious crimes”----Obama allowed the Bostom bomber to stay and do his dirty work.

The second bro/bomber ---Dzhokhar Tsarnaev--now in a Boston hospital---was granted "asylum" in 2002.

46 posted on 04/24/2013 4:34:58 PM PDT by Liz
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Yup——DHS’ google-eyes Napolitano has said Obama can pick and choose what laws he can enforce. “Odd” that this was basically the same argument the Canadian jihadist used in court.


47 posted on 04/24/2013 4:39:31 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Sacajaweau

“De judge, the Gun vote, Putin, Turkey...

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

I bet he’s pretty twisted out of shape. Let’s destroy amnesty and make it a royal flush!


48 posted on 04/24/2013 4:41:10 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: markomalley

That brings up the question: When they ignore the judges order and refuse to rescind the policies that prohibit the agents from enforcing the law, will he issue a contempt of court citation and arrest warrant on Napolitano and Obastard?


49 posted on 04/24/2013 4:50:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: markomalley

The Obama Administration violating the law? The law means NOTHING to those reprobates!


50 posted on 04/24/2013 4:52:07 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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