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Judge: Obama administration canít refuse to arrest illegal immigrants
The Washington Times ^ | 4/24/2013 | Stephan Dinan

Posted on 04/24/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT by markomalley

A federal judge said this week that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal immigrants they deem low priority, in a case that could upend President Obama’s enforcement policy.

For the last several years the administration has said it will no longer arrest most illegal immigrants, arguing it wants to focus only on those with serious criminal records or gang ties. The Homeland Security department said it was using “prosecutorial discretion.”

Immigration agents and officers sued, saying federal law requires them to make the arrests, but the Obama administration would discipline them if they complied with the law.

Federal Judge Reed O'Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.

“The court finds that DHS does not have discretion to refuse to initiate removal proceedings,” Judge O'Connor wrote.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
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Take that, Big Sis!
1 posted on 04/24/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

it’s a start


2 posted on 04/24/2013 3:01:07 PM PDT by Principled
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To: markomalley

Impeach traitors Obama, Holder, Napolitano!!


3 posted on 04/24/2013 3:01:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: markomalley

A President can’t violate Federal law? All be darned! What about DOMA?


4 posted on 04/24/2013 3:03:05 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: markomalley; All

The Obama administration has already demonstrated its contempt for the rule of law, in multiple ways. It will ignore this ruling, just as it has ignored the contempt charges against Eric Holder.

The ruling is still useful to convince people of the lawless nature of this administration.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 3:04:31 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: markomalley

Nothing will change.
How many times has this happened? 0bama issues a command, the court overturns it, nothing changes.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 3:04:42 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: markomalley

Arrest Nappy as an Enemy Combatant.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 3:07:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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8 posted on 04/24/2013 3:08:24 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: markomalley

These POS do whatever they please knowing congress lacks the will or intestinal fortitude to do anything about it.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 3:08:24 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: Excellence

Its my understanding that the NLRB is still in bizness... so-to-speak. The lawless regime with its lawless agencies and boards.


10 posted on 04/24/2013 3:09:03 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Excellence

Judge would have to issue bench warrants for arrest to get their attentions.


11 posted on 04/24/2013 3:10:30 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: markomalley
I wonder if Attorney Corporal Holder has any OsamaObama/Clinton/Carter appointees currently on the bench.
12 posted on 04/24/2013 3:11:57 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants

*Cue the the violins*...enter stage right Congressional leader Bonehead...OK Congressman Bonehead, it's YOUR CUE...????...Bonehead?....oh Bonehead?....anybody seen Bonehead?...*crickets*

13 posted on 04/24/2013 3:12:20 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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Failing to enforce duly enacted laws is tantamount to REPEALING these laws, which is the sole function of Congress.

He also needs to be sued/impeached for failing to uphold DOMA.

14 posted on 04/24/2013 3:14:28 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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Federal Judge Reed O'Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.

How long do you suppose it will take President You Didn't Build That's so-called "Justice" Department to find a more cooperative judge?

15 posted on 04/24/2013 3:16:06 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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I can’t figure out what took so long for a federal judge to come forward and say this, it’s the law.

Of course the law means little to Obama and his lapdogs.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 3:17:13 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: markomalley

Federal Judge Reed O’Connor born 1965 is a no good Texas cracka and as such will be ignored by Holder and JugEars


17 posted on 04/24/2013 3:17:41 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: True Grit

“These POS do whatever they please knowing congress lacks the will or intestinal fortitude to do anything about it.”

Yep. It will be up to the states to draw the line that Buckwheat and his Marxist stooges can’t cross.


18 posted on 04/24/2013 3:20:13 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3011924/posts
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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) was questioning her on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have alleged that political officials in the Obama administration, including her, have blocked them from enforcing the law.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she believes she and other political officials have the authority to tell law enforcement agents which laws to enforce and which ones to ignore.


19 posted on 04/24/2013 3:20:18 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: markomalley

It’s been done for many years. I remember in the 1990s when some illegal immigrants were arrested in Alabama. The Feds made the local law enforcement let the truckload go. The illegals were instructed to drive to Georgia where the feds were supposed to take care of them. haha It is very strange the last few weeks. We go to our grocery store during the first week of the month, and there are long lines of folks at the checkout because that’s when EBT cards refill. But the last few weeks, when we have gone to the store, there are lines even when it’s not renewal week. This is not due to less workers. Almost all of the customers seem to be not from around here.


20 posted on 04/24/2013 3:21:10 PM PDT by petitfour
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