Judge Nap on Amnesty Battle: 'Gov't Making a Weird, Bizarre Case'
The Obama administration is fighting back after a federal judge blocked the implementation of President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
Fox News reported:
Justice Department lawyers requested a “stay” to delay a federal judge’s decision to block Obama’s immigration order, which legally allows 5 million immigrants to stay in the country.
DOJ lawyers filed the motion for a stay with the court of US District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas. Last week Hanen issued a preliminary injunction for 26 states suing the US government to stop Obama's executive action on immigration.
The states, led by Texas, have argued Obama's action is unconstitutional and would force increased state investment in law enforcement, health care and education.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said on "Fox and Friends" today that "the president and the administration have every right to file this appeal."
"In fact, their supporters would think they were crazy if they didn't do so," he said. "The problem is they've made some weird and bizarre arguments to the judge in an effort to get him to lift his stay."
Napolitano added that it's a "shaky" argument to begin with and it defies what the government is trying to do.
"The government wants to break the law so it can help other law breakers stay here," he stated. "I have never heard the government make an argument like that. I've heard some creative arguments in a courtroom in my life. "
Watch the video above to hear more.