The Obama administration believes President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is beyond judicial review.
That is what administration lawyers, who believe a lawsuit filed by 25 states against Obama’s executive amnesty should be thrown out, argued in a court filing.
According to a Bloomberg News report, administration lawyers claimed Obama’s executive amnesty, which would grant temporary amnesty and work permits to nearly five million illegal immigrants, is “challengeable by no plaintiff, reviewable by no court, and subject to no public input.”
As Bloomberg noted, the 25 states–which have argued that can challenge Obama’s executive amnesty because the “hundreds of millions of dollars on health, education and law-enforcement programs” that they will be forced to spend to absorb the illegal immigrants will reportedly strain their resources–noted that “the last U.S. president to take this stance was Harry Truman, and the Supreme Court blocked executive orders he issued during a steelworkers’ labor dispute in 1952.”
“This court should respond likewise,” the states said, according to the outlet. “Only the courts can prevent the executive’s self-aggrandizement.”
A Jan. 15 hearing has reportedly been set in a U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas.