Texas Governor Greg Abbot has already made a splash by getting a federal judge to stop Obama from granting amnesty to illegals through his executive command. But now it looks like he might have misled that judge, and Abbott is calling for the court to place him in contempt of court:
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 4, 2015
Byron York of the Washington Examiner explains how Justice Department lawyers might have misled the court:
When President Obama announced his sweeping unilateral executive action on immigration last November, administration officials stressed that the new edict would not take effect immediately. One part of the president’s action — changes to DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to extend the period in which illegal immigrants are protected from deportation to three years from its present two years, and also to extend work permits for the same time — was scheduled to go into effect Feb. 18, 2015, three months after the president’s announcement. The other part of the president’s action — the newly-created DAPA, or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents — would go into effect six months after Obama’s edict.
The day after Obama’s Nov. 20 announcement, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service published notice that it “expects to begin accepting requests for the Expanded DACA program on Feb. 18, 2015; and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program in mid-to-late May 2015.” The dates were set.
But when speaking before the federal judge, DOJ lawyers led him to believe that no requests had been implemented, when they had. Under this deception, they granted 100,000 requested for deferred action to illegal aliens while telling the judge that none had been granted.
Maybe all that info was lost in Hillary’s emails or Lois Lerner’s emails or something.