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Texas wants proof Obama’s executive amnesty has stopped

Texas wants proof Obama’s executive amnesty has stopped

Texas swats back over “accidental” work permit issuance

Obama’s executive amnesty fiasco seems to get messier by the week.

In early May, the DOJ filed a document disclosing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, (USCIS) had “erroneously” issued 2,000 work permits were issued despite the temporary injunction prohibiting their dispersal.

“The government sincerely regrets these circumstances and is taking prompt corrective steps, while gathering additional information about these issues, including how these errors occurred,” wrote the DOJ.

Yesterday, Texas accused the Justice Department of running interference for the Department of Homeland Security who flubbed Obama’s executive amnesty edict. Lead by Texas’ Attorney General Ken Paxton, Texas requested proof that executive amnesty has in fact, halted.

“In today’s filing with the federal district court, the states argued for increased oversight of the administration’s compliance with the court’s injunction, and for the opportunity to look into whether the defendants should be sanctioned for their misrepresentations to the court,” said a statement from Paxton’s office.

According to Paxton, “the newly-revealed admission that even more expanded work permits were granted to 2,000 illegal immigrants raises serious questions about the Obama Administration’s reliability moving forward. Increased oversight is needed to hold the federal government accountable for its apparent inability to report accurate information to the court.”

The filing alleges the “bureaucracy—so large and complex that not even Defendants have a full grasp of what their machinery is doing.”

Paxton’s filing essentially makes two specific claims. That the administration’s:

  • Assertions of absolute privileges are dubious and prevent Plaintiffs from ascertaining how to proceed;
  • response leaves open a number of options to address concerns about misrepresentations, compliance, and corrective action.

“The facts regarding Defendants’ compliance seem to be constantly evolving,” wrote Paxton. “From injunction compliance (March 3 advisory), to 55 recipients of three-year terms after the injunction (disclosed at the March 19 hearing), and now 72 recipients of such terms after the injunction plus “approximately” 2,000 more—with Defendants still “refin[ing]” their understanding through “ongoing” efforts (May 7 advisory and supplemental declarations). And this is in addition to more than 108,000 pre-injunction beneficiaries of the Directive.”

Judge Hanen hasn’t commented on the “erroneously” issued permits, reports the Washington Times, “but was nonplussed with the initial admission, and demanded to know who in the administration had been part of the decision-making. The Justice Department has turned those names and other documents related to the botched rollout over to Judge Hanen, but have asked him not to look at the documents, saying they are protected by privileges.”

The Obama administration has been decidedly opaque about the May 7 “accidental” issuance of work permits. “The district judge has already granted Texas’ request to compel the federal government to produce documents revealing who was involved in its misrepresentations over the issuance of expanded work permits. The Obama Administration, however, withheld virtually all of those documents from the states,” said Paxton’s office.

Texas is joined by 25 other states seeking to stop the President’s executive amnesty order.

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What is needed here are some strong inducements for Obama executive branch appointees to start obeying existing laws. Arrests and long prison sentences would be a good place to start. Pour encourager les autres, as the French say.

Do you call them liars or stupid? They are being polite and calling them stupid.

Henry Hawkins | May 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Why, it looks like Texas isn’t buying the fed’s claimed ‘accident’. Good for Texas.

O/T, but I suspect LI nation will agree…

Last night I’m sitting on the couch absentmindedly watching TV while I cleaned and disinfected my collection of Charlie’s Angels action figures. I look up and a commercial comes on, initially one like any other of a million commercials. They’re selling pistachio nuts, which I love. To do this, they have a sex-trade dominatrix in full ‘game uniform’ take a bullwhip and crack a single pistachio nut siting on a chair. Pistashios. Sexual dominatrix. Standard early evening TV commercial. Of all the ways one might sell pistachios, they thought sexual dominatrix was the way to go.

What the F**K is wrong with this country?

“The Justice Department has turned those names and other documents related to the botched rollout over to Judge Hanen, but have asked him not to look at the documents, saying they are protected by privileges.”

What does this even mean?

This reminds me. Where are the thousands of illegal minors that flowed over the border in buses last year? Did I miss something in the news?

    retire05 in reply to McAllister. | May 21, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    If you want to get really, REALLY mad, go to

    Hit the search tab, select awards and when the box drops down, select “unaccompanied alien children” and click on that.

    You can see the hundreds of millions of American tax payer dollars that are being spent for the care of these kids with a number of “organizations” coming out like fat cats in a good garbage can; i.e. Bastist Family Services and Southwest Key. It will make you head explode.

Asking for forgiveness instead of permission, that’s what criminals in the Obama administration do. You mean those 2000 work permits? Sorry, our bad.

Connivin Caniff | May 22, 2015 at 5:29 am

Why don’t the Feds instead conduct a practice military exercise in Texas wherein they surprise and round up illegals and then force them back into Mexico?