Samuel Rodriguez Says Many Immigrants Will Continue to Suffer After Court’s Decision Against Obama Immigration Plan

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez

The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, told The Christian Post that a recent three judge panel decision against the Obama Administration’s immigration policy executive action mean many immigrants will continue to suffer as political leaders struggle to resolve their differences on immigration reform.

A panel from an appeals court has denied the Obama Administration’s request to lift an injunction barring the president’s controversial immigration executive order from taking effect.

In a 2-1 ruling, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of the Appeals denied the Justice Department’s request to lift an injunction given to Texas and 25 other states suing the Administration over the executive action.

“The current action of the court regarding immigration only exist as a result of the prolonged inaction by Congress. While the White House and the judicial branch continue to go back and forth, millions of individuals created in God’s image continue to be held captive by political expediency,” said Rev. Rodriguez.

“If only Congress can reconcile conviction with courage and pass legislation that will secure our borders, stop illegal immigration and provide a pathway to integrate those currently here in a non-amnesty manner where citizenship is earned while family unity stands secured. ”

At the center of the suit was the federal government’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, or DAPA.

“Because the government is unlikely to succeed on the merits of its appeal of the injunction, we deny the motion for stay and the request to narrow the scope of the injunction,” read the decision.

“[The federal government] claims that the injunction offends separation of powers and federalism, but it is the resolution of the case on the merits, not whether the injunction is stayed pending appeal, that will affect those principles.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
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