Order Blocking Deportation Policy Starts Legal Maneuvering

Future of 5 million immigrants seems destined to land before Supreme Court.

, The National Law Journal


In a U.S. Supreme Court term remarkable for the number and variety of emergency requests by states and groups seeking to delay federal court orders, one more is likely in the near future, thanks to a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas.

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  • Darren McKinney

    Watch for the most politicized DOJ since the Nixon administration to forsake, at least temporarily, its commitment to the so-called Dreamers and others by delaying its Fifth Circuit appeal for a couple of weeks in hopes of suckering the GOP‘s congressional idiot caucus into unnecessarily forcing a government shutdown over DHS funding at the end of the month.

    Rather than graciously accepting the tactical advantage Judge Haren‘s injunction bestows, promptly passing a clean DHS budget, and sitting back to watch a lawless administration twist in the wind for months during the appellate process, GOP backbenchers and loudmouths may nonetheless still prove stupid enough to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Stay tuned.

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