As President Trump begins sweeping changes in U.S. immigration policies, the corruption of former President Obama’s executive amnesty continues to be uncovered.
The U.S. District Court judge presiding over the case brought against the Department of Justice regarding Obama’s executive amnesty legislation called the unethical behavior and misconduct of the DOJ “nothing short of stunning.”
In 2016, then-Texas Attorney General, and now Governor, Greg Abbott led 26 other states in filing an order challenging the Obama DOJ’s disregard for Congress and the rule of law, including the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Judge Andrew Hanen reviewed the DOJ’s implementation of programs such as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DACA) and Lawful Permanent Residents, and called the government’s conduct in the case “intentionally deceptive.”
The DAPA program, and its counterpart DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, prevented minor children under the age of 16 – and their parents –from being deported, regardless of their illegal residency status.
Hanen lambasted DOJ officials for their corruption and lack of cooperation in the case, saying the DOJ “purports to represent all Americans—not just those who are in favor of whatever actions the Department is seeking to prosecute or defend. The end result never justifies misconduct.”
Hanen also ordered Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch to file a plan with the court “to prevent this unethical conduct from ever occurring again.”
Breitbart News reported:
“Hanen issued a 28-page memorandum opinion and order and lambasted federal government officials for misleading the Court during the executive amnesty litigation.
At the time of the May 2016 order, Hanen noted that the DOJ “has now admitted making statements that clearly did not match the facts. It has admitted that the lawyers who made these statements had knowledge of the truth when they made these misstatements.” The DOJ provided only the explanation that its lawyers “lost focus” or that the “fact[s] receded in memory or awareness.” He opined that the misrepresentations were made on “multiple occasions” and started at “the very first hearing this Court held.” He said he was mislead both in writing and in statements made in open court.”
The judge reflected on just how far the deception by government officials had gone, stunned at their cavalier disregard for breaking the law in implementing Obama’s executive amnesty decrees – going so far as to bar the DOJ lawyers in the case from ever appearing in his courtroom again.
Breitbart News reported:
The judge warned DOJ lawyers and federal officials that “no reasonable person could possibly consider a direct violation of an injunction a side issue.” He also wrote, “the Court is shocked and surprised at the cavalier attitude the Government has taken with regards to its ‘efforts’ to rectify this situation.”
“This is clearly no way to run the nation’s law firm.”
Although Judge Hanen slammed the Obama DOJ in his remarks and laid out recommendations for the prevention of such corruption in the future, he is coming under fire for withdrawing some sanctions suggested by attorneys of the states who filed the challenge.
Breitbart News reported on the comments of attorneys for the plaintiff states:
“The DOJ’s behavior in this ongoing case, like the DAPA program itself, has been completely shameless, totally unethical, and against American principles of fairness. Although we praise Judge Hanen’s fulsome criticism of the outgoing Obama attorneys, we’re very disappointed he decided to withdraw sanctions against them,” said Dale Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of the nonprofit law firm, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI).
Judge Hanen’s comments, however, certainly reflect the disgust felt by the American people who feared for the safety in the country under Obama’s open-borders legislation.
He rightfully stated the Obama DOJ’s “conduct is certainly not worthy of any department whose name includes the word ‘Justice.'”