(Washington Examiner) - President Obama, who has hammered Republicans repeatedly for lacking an alternative to his most controversial policies, now finds himself in a similar predicament: He has no plan B if the courts invalidate his executive action on immigration.
The White House is now putting all its efforts into getting an emergency stay on a Texas federal judge’s order temporarily blocking Obama’s unilateral push to shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Obama wants his immigration plan to proceed while judges weigh a broader appeal by his administration to the ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, which upended a centerpiece of his second-term agenda.
Beyond those legal maneuverings, however, the White House has no fallback plan for how to move past a possible legal defeat that may be coming, according to court observers.
Multiple White House officials were unable to provide the Washington Examiner with a contingency strategy for how they would grant the type of deportation relief long demanded by immigration activists if the courts block Obama’s current blueprint.
However, senior aides did their best to offer some level of comfort to undocumented immigrants on edge amid the legal turmoil.
BHO Rushing to finalize fed contracts to process illegals
The Court has placed an injunction on such work... expenditure of government funds without statutory and budgetary authority is a felony. Any agent of the government knowingly spending or authorizing the expenditure of government funds without proper authority... appropriations authority... should be PROSECUTED for misappropriation of government funds.
The power of the Purse is worthless.... if there is no enforcement. Without serious prosecution and penalties for spending government funds, not authorized by Act of Congress, the power of the purse is useless window dressing. It is getting ridiculous .... does anyone obey the law today? Civil Servants... beware... knowingly exceeding and or spending government funds on functions not authorized by Congress is illegal and may be a felony offense.
BARACK "INSANE" OBASTARD.........HAS ONLY ONE IMMIGRATION PLAN...........ELIMINATE ALL U.S. IMMIGRATION LAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS.....AND ELIMINATE ALL U.S. BORDERS..........ALLOW ANYONE FROM ANY COUNTRY (FRIENDLY OR UNFRIENDLY) TO SURGE ACROSS OUR BORDERS AT WILL....BRINGING IN POVERTY, DISEASE, THREATS TO NATIONAL SECURITY, ETC..........AND TOTALLY ELIMINATE U.S. SOVEREIGNTY AND ULTIMATELY, AMERICA ITSELF !!!!!!!....
How about the novel approach of 'enforcement' of the law as his back up plan. The President doesn't need a backup plan when it comes to immigration and dealing with illegal liens. Enforce the law and our borders... simple enough.
This will not deter obummer from destroying America and hard working American Patriots.
He never did, his sole plan was to just have voter's , he is wanting the numbers, He could care less about the people who are here illegally , it about numbers.
Why does he need a back-up... the United States already has a plan to handle legal Immigration and too deal with illegal aliens. How about following the law... that is a plan.
Why would a "president" who hates America, hates the Consitution and the rule of law follow the law? This man is criminal from the word go. He should be dealt with under our system as such!
The DNC is a criminal enterprise.
You have hit the nail on the head. We are not dealing with the old democrat party. That party went nuclear when Jimmy Carter left the presidential scene. This Demo. Party has been working behind the scenes on our children from K through 12 and once indoctrinated into the DEMO THOUGHT they then get radicalized in College or our Universities.
Two of mine went through K -12 and during that time they would come home with tidbits from their teachers--I mean very over the top environmental issues that kids their ages should never or would never think about. When confronted they would explain the philosophical direction they were being taught. They were being indoctrinated into a belief in rules and regulations of U.N. AGENDA 21. Signed into being by none other then weak minded George H. Bush in 1991 OR 1992! That fool has no idea how damaging that Doc. signing was to America. We now have a man in office who would shelve the Constitution by Martial Law and implement Agenda 21 in place of it, and be totally happy about it!
Don't be surprised if that [M. L.] comes about because its on Obamas agenda as a weapon to maintain power--IT COULD HAPPEN and many are watching for any crack in Obama's actions to head it off should he attempt to make that happen. Obama is weakening America militarily abroad and here at home, to allow ISIS an IN, to this country, so they might cause something monumental like 911, Obama would use it to declare Martial Law--Although Obama would be the root cause.
Every possible action should be thrown at Obama to keep him from attempting anything like this such as shutting down the EPA. De-fund the EPA and many of Obama's plans would die on the vine.