Judge Gives OK for Illegals to Sue United States
(San Francisco Chronicle) - A Bay Area federal judge has given the go-ahead to a nationwide suit by thousands of immigrants who seek asylum in the United States and accuse the government of illegally keeping them in jail for months.
In rejecting the Obama administration’s attempt to dismiss the suit, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of Oakland ruled that federal law requires officials to decide within 10 days whether an undocumented immigrant has a “reasonable fear” of persecution or torture if deported. Immigrants are held without bail while awaiting those decisions.
The law says a decision must be made within 10 days unless “exceptional circumstances” exist. Justice Department lawyers argued that immigration officials have the sole authority to define exceptional circumstances and are not bound by any deadline.
But Gonzalez Rogers, in a ruling Friday, said the law’s meaning is clear: Decisions are required within 10 days except in rare cases where circumstances justify a delay.
Government records since 2006 show that “the exceptional appears to have become the norm,” the judge said. Out of 2,583 reasonable-fear determinations nationwide in the first six months of this year, she said, only 78 were issued within 10 days...(MORE)
Rush Limbaugh: Did Obama Halt National Guard in Ferguson?
‘Somebody wanted this to happen’
(Rush Limbaugh) – BEGIN TRANSCRIPT
RUSH: I tried yesterday to make a point about this business in Ferguson, and I did not spend enough time actually thinking about how I wanted to say it in order to be the most clearly communicable and understood. The artificiality of this, and I do mean artificiality. These were not riots. These were planned, staged, predicted, counted on incidents of civil disobedience.This was not a riot. This did not happen spontaneously. It did not happen because of something that happened unexpectedly that caused people to lose their mind. They planned it. It was a strategic plan, and the media fell right in line, predicting it, and counting down to it and heightening tensions. And so when it happens, it was expected, and therefore it can’t be a riot. The fact that it was expected and still happened, what does it say about the civility of our culture? What does it say about the overall civilization that we have?
Something about this has just not seemed right to me and I haven’t been able to put my finger on it. But it’s the same way I felt in the days leading up to the Obama announcement on amnesty, the executive amnesty for the five million illegals. Here we were told what was gonna happen and the media, in the pre-days and hours leading up to the event, heightened the tension, the anticipation. We had a countdown to an event we all knew was coming, and that was the Constitution being violated.
When you get right down to it, that’s what the event was. And it seemed, even though it happened and we knew it was gonna happen, it just seemed surreal. Everything seemed to happen on a media schedule, on a media timetable. Everything seemed to happen because of the media...(MORE)
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