by Norvell Rose, Western Journalism
It was not really a surprise ruling, but it was a welcome and important one for Texas and a coalition of states that had sued to stop President Obama’s executive action to grant amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.
As Western Journalism reported some ten days ago, pro-immigration activists had predicted the ruling that has just been handed down by a federal judge in Texas — an order temporarily blocking what many believe to be Obama’s unconstitutional action deferring deportation.
From the courthouse in Brownsville, Texas, Judge Andrew Hanen late Monday essentially agreed with the states’ argument that Obama changed immigration law on his own, without congressional authority, thus placing a terrible financial burden on states.
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