Advocates for Executive Amnesty Light Up Social Media

Photo tweeted by @LULAC on April 18, 2016 at US Supreme Ct
Photo: Twitter/@LULAC

Advocates for executive amnesty were out in force supporting benefits for illegal aliens as oral arguments were held at the U.S. Supreme Court. The court heard the challenge to President Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty order by Texas and twenty-six other states.

The nation’s highest court is heard oral arguments on Monday on the federal government’s appeal to support the executive amnesty order.

As reported by Breitbart News legal editor Ken Klukowski in January, the case marks only the second time in the nation’s history that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge brought by a majority of the states against the federal government.

As Klukowski noted when the Supreme Court decided to hear the case, “This case is of historic importance not only for its impact on immigration, but also its implications for the scope of presidential power under the Constitution.”

Photo: Twitter/@HispanicCaucus

Photo: Twitter/@HispanicCaucus

Tweets from open border advocates are prolific from those on site at the Supreme Court, and from those who are supporting those who are with the president in signing the order that would protect approximately 4.3 million illegal aliens from deportation. The executive action also ordered the federal government to issue work permits and other documents to these illegal aliens, documents that would allow them to get public welfare benefits paid by U.S. taxpayer dollars. Many are tweeting using the hashtag #FightForFamilies.

The 26-member Congressional Hispanic Caucus tweeted support on their account @Hispanic Caucus. They describe themselves on their Twitter page as “advocates for issues important to Latinos via the legislative process in Congress.”

The @HispanicCaucus tweeted, “We’re fighting for #DACA and #DAPA.

@LULAC tweeted, “When immigrants thrive, America thrives. We’re fighting for lives of dignity for immigrant families. #DACA #DAPA”

@LULAC describes itself on Twitter as “We are a passionate community of volunteers, staff, and partners, empowering Latinos at the local, state, and national level.”

LULAC (which stands for League of United Latin American Citizens), also tweeted “#DAPA & #DACA are good for America and good for our families. Tell #SCOTUS to #fightforfamilies today!”

The United Farm Workers Foundation. @UFWU, tweeting its delegation was “march[ing] in front of #SCOTUS to #FightForFamilies.”

Senator Bob Menendez tweeted, “Let’s lift our voices for immigration #executiveaction & against xenophobia. #FightForFamilies” and he sent a photo from Instagram.

The senator from New Jersey also tweeted “#SCOTUS can today end fears of deportation & help millions of families stuck in the shadows. #FightForFamilies.”

Roybal-Allard tweeted, “Important day: #SCOTUS is hearing the #DAPA/#DACA case! I strongly support these programs & the #FightForFamilies.”

Her colleague Juan Vargas tweeted, “I will continue to stand united with @HouseDemocrats and #FightForFamilies. It’s time to #UnfreezeDAPA.”

Suman Raghunathan, Executive Director at SAALT (South Asian Americans Leading Together) tweeted, “Proud to #FightForFamilies today as our nation of immigrants fights for a future w/justice & opportunity.”

@SAALTTweets tweeted, “Families have no borders.” Piece of the action outside Sup. Ct.” and included a photograph.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is at the United States Supreme Court Monday to defend the Lone Star State and he is leading more than half the states in the nation in challenging the president and his administration. The federal government is appealing their loss in the lower federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a case styled United States v. Texas.

Texas took the lead in filing the federal lawsuit in federal court in the Southern District of Texas and then twenty-six states joined the fight. Federal district court Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, issued an order preventing the DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) from taking effect and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed Hanen’s decision.

Lana Shadwick is a writer and legal analyst for Breitbart Texas. She has served as a prosecutor and associate judge in Texas. Follow her on Twitter @LanaShadwick2