IRLI Prepares Brief in Support of Case Challenging Obama Amnesty Plan

gavelThis week the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a motion for permission to file its friend-of-the-court brief  in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of the state of Mississippi and several Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents’ petition for rehearing by the full court after their appeal was denied. The case is Crane v. Johnson (Civil Action No. 14.10049), a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive action, which prevents ICE agents from arresting and detaining illegal aliens as required by federal law.

Read more at IRLI’s blog here.

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Founded in 1987, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) is a national, nonprofit, public-interest legal education and advocacy law firm.


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    If you can go after the state issued drivers licenses for illegals it might be better. The 1949 Geneva Convention on Roads say foreign drivers must have their own license and an International Drivers Permit. I know there are exceptions, but at least with those they have credible identification. When we just award licenses, and have no way of doing any background check, we are just causing security issues. We don’t know if they were barred from getting a license, had DUI’s, speeding violations, etc. The Treaty allows foreigners to drive—they have to follow the protocol though and have their own government issued ID—not fake docs!

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    Hopefully they will get a friendly conservative judge who will follow the law and not obama’s demands. I will pray that they win their case. It will be a step in the right direction for the other 49 states to do likewise so we can get some of these hardened felon illegal immigrants off the streets.