Attorneys for the Obama administration acknowledged late Thursday that they had broken a Texas court’s injunction on immigration by issuing thousands of work permits, and could face possible sanctions in the case.
The acknowledgment was filed just before midnight in the Brownsville, Texas, court of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, reports The Washington Times.
Hanen on Feb. 16 issued the injunction to temporarily block President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, ruling in favor of about two dozen states that are claiming in court that the president acted beyond his authority in issuing the order.
The Justice Department’s attorneys told the court that the Department of Homeland Security, which has been officially named as the case’s defendant, informed them on Wednesday that about 2,000 applications for three-year work programs were issued after Hanen ordered the injunction.
Unbeknownst to many Americans, the House and Senate are on the verge of handing President Barack Obama the power to unilaterally negotiate the terms for the TransPacific Partnership, a trade agreement involving 12 nations, including the United States.
Even worse, the ruling would make it so that Congress cannot amend or even vet the agreement. All Congress would be able to do is either blindly approve it or kill it.
This greatly concerns the Gun Owners of America, a gun rights organization that boasts over 300,000 members.
In a post published on its website, the group warned that Obama could use this power to impose anti-Second Amendment measures like gun or ammunition import bans. Even scarier is that Obama could try tucking such measures deep inside the final agreement, where they might be overlooked.