Activists Demand Amnesty Outside Fifth Circuit–Shouts & Demands ‘Could Be Heard Inside the Courtroom’ 

Exec Amnesty Protests United We Dream
United We Dream

On Friday, the shouts and chants from pro-amnesty advocates could reportedly be heard inside the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals courtroom as a three-judge panel was hearing oral arguments on whether a federal judge’s injunction against President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty should be lifted.

According to the Associated Press, amnesty advocates who were protesting and demanding the implementation of Obama’s executive amnesty programs “shouted demands and could be heard inside the courtroom from the street.”


The pro-amnesty United We Dream group organized the protestors, bussing in many from outside of New Orleans.The Obama administration halted its new round of executive amnesty program after Federal Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas issued a temporary injunction in February after a majority of the states sued the Obama administration. The Obama administration then appealed the judge’s decision to the Fifth Circuit.

Obama’s executive amnesty to expand his 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty was set to go into effect on Feb. 18 while Obama’s executive amnesty for the illegal immigrant parents of U.S. citizens is set to begin on May 19 if the court case is resolved in the Obama administration’s favor.

Left-wing outlets like ThinkProgress whined this week that amnesty advocates “received terrible news on Monday” because “two members of the three-judge panel that will decide whether to reinstate these programs are extraordinarily conservative judges.”

Demonstrators played music, used bullhorns to demand executive amnesty, and marched in front of the New Orleans federal courthouse with signs like “Deferred Action for All,” “Immigrant Families Deserve Dignity,” “DACA and DAPA Implementation NOW!” and “Citizenship for all!”