The Justice Department plans to take President Obama’s executive amnesty fight to the Supreme Court, after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of an injunction blocking implementation of the legislation until the courts can rule on its legality.
“The Department disagrees with the Fifth Circuit’s adverse ruling and intends to seek further review from the Supreme Court of the United States,” the Department of Justice said in a statement issued moments ago.
The White House signaled earlier this morning that it opposes the decision.
“The Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that the federal government can set priorities in enforcing our immigration laws,” an Obama administration official explained in a statement to Breitbart News, calling Obama’s actions “smart deferred action policies.”
In the statement, the Justice Department assured skeptics that it is “committed to taking steps that will resolve the immigration litigation as quickly as possible.”
As long as Obama’s executive amnesty plan is tangled up in the courts, it is unlikely that it will get many applicants – especially if a Republican president takes office in 2016.