US department of Justice to appeal against Texas Judge order on immigration actions

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obama in officeWashington DC: The US Department of Justice has indicated that it will appeal the decision of a Texas judge which “wrongly prevents” lawful, commonsense policies to help fix our broken immigration system.

A White House spokesperson today said that the US Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that the federal government can set priorities in enforcing the country’s immigration laws—which is exactly what President Obama did when he announced “commonsense policies” to help fix a “broken immigration system”. Those policies are consistent with the laws passed by Congress and decisions of the Supreme Court, as well as five decades of precedent by presidents of both parties who have used their authority to set priorities in enforcing our immigration laws, the spokesperson has pointed out.

In a statement the White House spokesperson said the Department of Justice, legal scholars, immigration experts, and the district court in Washington, D.C. have determined that the President’s actions are well within his legal authority. Top law enforcement officials, along with state and local leaders across the country, have emphasized that these policies will also benefit the economy and help keep communities safe. The district court’s decision wrongly prevents these lawful, commonsense policies from taking effect and the Department of Justice has indicated that it will appeal that decision.

A Texas Judge has blocked President Barack Obama’s orders to protect people who are illegally in the United States. The order backs 26 states that have taklen the stand that the President was crossing his authority.