Texas Judge Forcing Obama Administration to Explain Its Actions on Amnesty


This is what happens when you have an administration that refuses to listen to the ruling of a federal judge, and a judge who refuses to allow the administration to get away with it.

And it is glorious.

Andrew Hanen, the same Texas judge who momentarily halted President Obama’s executive amnesty plans, has ordered top officials from the Department of Homeland Security into his court room to explain why they shouldn’t be held in contempt for violating his injunction.

The White House issued thousands of work permits to illegal immigrants after the injunction was in place.

Hanen said the administration’s response to that injunction was “unacceptable” and “unprofessional,” and he was taken aback by the “cavalier attitude the Government has taken” towards it.

He added that the administration should not assume that his court will simply roll over to the administration’s “unlawful conduct.”


Now, officials have some explaining to do.

via The Daily Caller:

A federal judge in the district court of South Texas has ordered top officials with the Department of Homeland Security — including Sec. Jeh Johnson — to appear in person in his court in Brownsville next month to show why they should not be held in contempt for violating an injunction issued against President Obama’s executive amnesty order.

Hanen says that the government must answer that question to his satisfaction by the end of the month or else appear in his court on Aug. 19.

“Each individual Defendant must attend and be prepared to show why he or she should not be held in contempt of Court,” Hanen ordered.

The list of defendants includes DHS’ Johnson as well as the heads of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Judge Hanen may be the only thing standing between President Obama and his illegal executive amnesty decree. If nothing else, it will certainly be entertaining to watch White House officials defend their ‘unlawful, unacceptable, and unprofessional conduct.’

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