Courts Fight Obama Lawlessness, but Over 80 Percent of Illegals in No Danger of Deportation

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Apolinar Altamirano is accused of killing a Mesa convenience store clerk on Jan. 22, 2015. (Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

On Friday, the Obama Regime appealed the 5th circuit’s upholding of courageous District Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction against Obama’s lawlessness on immigration.

In the meantime, it continues to enable the invasion of our country by illegals, a huge part of its mission to “remake” America.

From The Washington Times:

President Obama’s marquee deportation amnesty has been stalled by the courts, but the rest of his executive actions on immigration, announced exactly a year ago, are moving forward — including his move protecting more than 80 percent of illegal immigrants from any danger of deportation.

The amnesty, dubbed Deferred Action for Parental Accountability was supposed to grant full tentative legal status — including work permits, Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses — to more than 4 million illegal immigrants. It has been halted by a federal appeals court, and its fate will soon rest with the Supreme Court.

 But the rest of the dozen actions Mr. Obama announced on Nov. 20, 2014, are still advancing, including a far-reaching set of priorities that effectively orders agents not to bother deporting nearly all illegal immigrants. …

“There are 7 or 8 or 9 million people who are now safe under the current policy. That is a victory to celebrate while we wait for the Supreme Court,” said Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat who was among the chief cheerleaders pushing Mr. Obama to go around Congress and take unilateral steps last year.

The actions — often mislabeled by the press as executive orders — also included changes to the legal immigration system, such as making it easier for spouses of guest workers to also find jobs; allowing foreigners who study science and technology at U.S. universities to remain and work in the country longer; pushing legal immigrants to apply for citizenship; and waiving the penalty on illegal immigrant spouses or children of legal permanent residents so they no longer have to go to their home countries to await legal status.

The changes are already having a major effect. Deportations, which peaked at nearly 410,000 in fiscal year 2012, dropped to about 230,000 in fiscal year 2015, which ended Sept. 30. But Mr. Johnson said more of those being deported are the serious criminals and safety threats he wants his agents to worry about.

Oh that’s working out really well. Just ask Grant Ronnebeck. Oh wait …

Indeed, if agents adhere strictly to his priorities, some 9.6 million of the estimated 11.5 million illegal immigrants in the country have no real danger of being deported, according to an estimate this year by the Migration Policy Institute.

The Court does not have to take this case, and if it doesn’t agree to do so by January 8, it could hold it over until the next term, or reject it outright and let the 5th Circuit ruling stand.

Regardless, the bureaucracy continues to implement the Left’s agenda, rule of law be damned, which is why we MUST elect a conservative president in 2016.

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