JACKSON, Miss.–An amnesty plan by Pres. Obama, with an executive order, that would have kept millions of people in the country illegally from being deported, was blocked by a federal judge Tuesday. Mississippi leaders on the Republican side believed the judge made the right move.
Mississippi is one of 26 states with governors or attorneys general who are supporting Texas in the case.
The court granted the injunction because it found the president violated the Administrative Procedures Act in issuing executive orders to circumvent federal immigration law, said a news release from Gov. Bryant.
“Time and time again, the president has refused to enforce federal immigration law and has instead circumvented Congress and directed federal agencies to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. Enough is enough. I am very pleased the court has issued this temporary injunction, and I hope when the full case is heard the court will again side with the rule of law,” said the governor.
Sen. Roger Wicker said the president ignored the law when he made the executive action.
“Today’s ruling is a significant step in the fight to roll back the President’s unilateral actions, which have undermined the rule of law and threatened our system of checks and balances. By his own admission, President Obama has referred to executive action on immigration as ‘unwise and unfair,’ and ‘ignoring the law.’
“There are a number of Senate Democrats who publicly opposed the President’s amnesty but who are now filibustering homeland security funding to protect that amnesty. With this development, I am hopeful Senate Democrats will join in fully funding the Department of Homeland Security.”
The Obama administration said the Justice Dept. will appeal the ruling.