New York Times Makes Case For Injunction Against Obama's Amnesty

Posted: Dec 15, 2014 1:30 PM
New York Times Makes Case For Injunction Against Obama's Amnesty

Thousands of illegal immigrants are lining up to receive President Obama's latest executive amnesty, making it all the more obvious that the only way a court can overturn Obama's new immigration law it to stop it before it starts.

According to The New York Times, about 5,000 illegal immigrants attended "an information session" organized by "advocacy groups" this weekend "offering people initial assessments to see if they meet the requirements" for Obama's newest amnesty program.

The event in Los Angeles began with a slide show that projected "unflattering photographs" of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) onto large screens and informed attendees that Republicans were responsible for their plight.

After this two minute hate was over attendees sat down with activists to plot how they best could take advantage of Obama's amnesty programs. Activists believe getting as many as illegal immigrants into the program as possible is key to its survival. 

"We're telling all our families to get ready to apply if they qualify, because the more families apply, the harder it is for Republicans to take it away,” Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles Executive Director Angelica Salas told The Times.

But while getting as many illegal immigrants as possible signed up for amnesty may help the program survive politically, it also is a signal to courts that the only way to preserve the status quo is to stop the program before it starts, which is exactly what a suit by Texas and more than 20 other states is trying to do.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office, the office charged with implementing Obama's amnesty, is not accepting applications from the bulk of amnestied immigrants, the approximately 3.5 million illegal immigrants who are the parents of U.S. citizens, until mid-May. This is enough time for a court to issue a preliminary injunction stopping the program before it starts, but it is not likely enough time for the entire case to be litigated. 

Texas has asked for a hearing on the matter before December 31, 2014.