Obama’s efforts to help undocumented encounters another court setback

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen first put a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s action seeking to protect up to five million people from deportation, back in February. This action came upon the demand of 26 states that challenged President Obama’s efforts.

In his new ruling, the Texas judge said he remained convinced that issuing the order was the right thing to do.

In November, President Obama said the he would use his executive authority to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to legally stay and work in America. Texas and 25 other states, mostly controlled by Republican governors, took their opposition to court to stop the government from implementing its policies.

The Justice Department had already appealed to a higher court, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, which will hear arguments on whether to lift the order next week. There was no immediate comment from the White House.

Meantime, two Democratic lawmakers in California who are frustrated over the lack of progress in immigration reform in Washington, are leading the charge to extend health care and other rights and benefits to undocumented immigrants living in the state.

State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins of San Diego and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles proposed legislation that would extend Medi-cal coverage to people living in the country illegally. It also bars businesses from discriminating against someone based on their immigration status and goes after businesses that provide fraudulent immigration services. It would also give victims of a crime the ability to file for legal status.

But in Austin, Texas, some lawmakers are not as accommodating to undocumented immigrants. The state lawmakers, headed by Senator Donna Campbell, are challenging a law that allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition, if they lived in the United States for at least three year and have graduated from Texas high schools.

Cambell said, “We have a moral obligation to take care of our own Texas citizens first.”

The bill is expected to pass the State Senate but will likely face opposition in the House.

You may contact Henni Espinosa at henni_espinosa@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • JRB
    8 April 2015 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Hello Obama I guess you got the word that you can’t do what you want just because your the president of America. Look get rid of the millions of immigrants that don’t belong in America? They are broking the law and you our president wants to use your executive authority to allow this millions of immigrants to legally stay and work in America. Why don’t you try to help the real Americans that is born in America first before you help this clowns from other country. Look at the homeless all over America no jobs and you want help the millions illegal immigrants to work in America.
    ComOn Obama wake-up and see the light?

  • Mario
    8 April 2015 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Obama and the Democratic Party immigration policy is to give amnesty to all the 30M illegal alien in the US.This will put the Democratic Party in power for the next 30 years. Sorry Dems the Republican took over the House and the Senate on the last election. American voters finally awaken, but America are just lucky for now. If Hillary wins the Presidential election, Amnesty on all illegal alien will continue.

  • Fil Am
    9 April 2015 at 12:14 am - Reply

    This country is a country of laws and of the Constitution

    There is already a path to migrate. This is done
    Through the legal migration process. Pick
    A number and wait for your turn

    Why does balitang America promote law breakers

    Judge Hagen is just following the rule of law
    And the constitution

    What is wrong with that ?

  • Delia
    9 April 2015 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Obama’s new deportation amnesty will remain halted, a federal judge in Texas ruled Tuesday night in an order that also delivered a judicial blow to the president’s lawyers for misleading the court.

    Someone needs to put Obama in place his lawless approach goes beyond all reason & the fact that we will be paying for his largess is almost unbearable to those of us that believe we are Taxed Enough Already.

  • noz
    14 April 2015 at 1:51 am - Reply

    obobo’s priority are the millions illegal aliens. his executive order is as illegal as these illegal aliens. obobo is ranking these illegal aliens as above the law. affording illegal aliens power of legality is one of many damages this crook obobo have inflicted to america / its people.

    1) these illegal aliens stand to collect each an average $35,000 from the IRS. how in the world the IRS come out with the computations, handing the taxpayers money to illegal aliens should anger the citizens. only revolt against insane obobo is to save america. obobo is running a government for illegal aliens, when the collective citizens is the government, the moron obobo incapable to understand the meaning of – we the people, as the forefathers have so written in the constitution, instead obobo is in his grandeur belief he is the KING, what a lunatic, who is always up to no good.

    2) americans will be taxed left / right / front / back / all angles to fund these illegal aliens to the tune of billions. the CA socialist politicians are smacking to the faces of californian taxpayers of their plans to give heath care coverage to illegal aliens. these voted politicians do not give a f–k spending taxpayer’s money to benefit illegal aliens, since its not their money anyway, if in case money shortage arise, no problem, just increase the taxes of the people. the question, how in the world people voted these politicians in the midst of destroying their entire livelihood, like a spreading fire.

    3) obobo is protecting illegal aliens with all the legal maneuvering his wicked mind can think of is chaos in the making, ready to explode with illegal aliens by the thousands to rush into the border, like a tsunami. the illegal alien amnesty of obobo is to give signals to illegal aliens they all are welcome to illegally enter the USA.

    4) obobo and the dirty demoncraps are too busy with illegal aliens as their VOTERS in the horizon. hispanics are pro illegal aliens, and will VOTE demoncraps. the hispanics population is growing fast, the momentum is unstoppable to become the majority.

  • AntiRightwingers
    11 May 2015 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Shows how educated these Republicans are. Peddling a cocktail of fear mixed with hate? They’ve got nothing else. Anti-intellectual, gun-worshiping, gay-bashing, immigrant-fearing populism, global warming deniers who call themselves Christians but are really wolves in sheep clothings….

    • Delia
      13 May 2015 at 6:58 pm - Reply

      Unhinged lunatic AntiRightwingers Whatabunchofcrap . You’re a jerk a conniving idiot of the first magnitude.

      Its demonscrap like you why this country is bastardized, the culmination of decades of a culture of drugs, crime, government dependency, illiteracy, lack of family values, lack of responsibility, avoidance of work, and just plain stupidity.

      So go run your liberal azz su(ker at someone who gives a $hit, when you get tired of living in denial and see the truth, you might have a chance of saving your sorry azz.

  • noz
    13 May 2015 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    the far out lefty, socialist, commie policies of obobo’s nanny method, consistently relegated the good ole USA, now a weak, powerless nation. the 20th century democrats are all gone, rolling in their graves, who once followed the words of JFK – “ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU; ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY”. the DEMOCRATS of today are demoncraps, who will sell america to the highest bidder, just to be voted in power, in order to pass laws that’s very detrimental to america. the most contentious propaganda of the demoncraps are the legalizations of illegal aliens, and their highest bidder to overrun america are the hispanics. the very confused populous have been taken for a ride, to cast their votes of confidence to left winger demoncraps. all the false narratives of illegal aliens amnesty are good for the ailing america is the fattest lies of obobo / the demoncraps, the like of killery’s presidential campaign speech. they all are inviting total disasters to america.

    Case in point:

    1) 20trillion amass debt from china, after obobo’s term. he couldn’t care less, no plan to pay the trillions debt, never had any idea on how to pay such humongous debt. all he knows is squandering the borrowed trillions from china / the diminished hard earned taxpayers dollars. now, obobo is singling out the society’s lottery winner, given name by the marxist left winger, for this group to pay more taxes for redistributions to the expanded welfare generational recipients, his realization of free for all is good, thus the opposite is bad / evil. the trick is as old as in the book with nothing but name calling, disregarding america’s downturn on obobo’s regime. the blue states, as well ran by demoncraps are in shambles, rundown, bankrupt, yet they all will vote demoncraps in a heartbeat, believing their miserable lives will turn to surrounded with roses. they all never live and learn.

    2) obobo devalued the dollars. it used to be one dollar exchanged was >50pesos in the PH. the USA credit rating was also degraded to less than tripleA. the commie left wingers are pushing the US dollar out as the de facto currency, with their anti-business, pro freeloaders policies.

    3) obobo is in contempt of the immigration laws with all of his unconstitutional executive orders of legalizing illegal aliens, categorized these illegal aliens as above the law. no citizens of this great nation are above the law. the rule of law is absolute, obobo’s attempt to maligned the laws of the land with his unlawful executive orders must be stopped at all cost, for the sake of america’s survival. the multitude intrusions of feeling empowered illegal aliens and their hispanic advocators is the same as ransom payment or else politicians careers will be extinct in the polling place, and the demoncraps play this game to win.