Is anyone really surprised when the Obama administration flouts the law? Recently, a federal judge issued an injunction on an amnesty program that goes beyond the parameters of the law. Of course, this means nothing to our lords and masters in Washington D.C. The Washington Examiner reported the following:
The Justice Department lawyers said Homeland Security, which is the defendant in the case, told them Wednesday that an immigration agency had approved about 2,000 applications for three-year work permits, which was part of Mr. Obama’s new amnesty, even after Judge Hanen issued his Feb. 16 injunction halting the entire program.
Top Obama officials, including Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, had repeatedly assured Congress they had fully halted the program and were complying with the order.
“The government sincerely regrets these circumstances and is taking immediate steps to remedy these erroneous three-year terms,” the administration lawyers said.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said it was “remarkable” that the administration kept approving some applications.
“The last time I checked, injunctions are not mere suggestions. They are not optional,” the Iowa Republican said. “This disregard for the court’s action is unacceptable and disturbing, especially after Secretary Johnson’s assurances that his agency would honor the injunction.
What are you going to do about it, Senator Grassley? You’re going to do nothing. We know it. The Obama administration knows it. Everyone knows it. That’s why these miscreants have no respect for the Constitution, Congress, the courts, and the American people.
Hell, even British kings and queens have to answer to parliament.