Sign Help Save Maryland’s Petition To Tell Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland, “NO TO OBAMAS EXECUTIVE AMNESTY”

MARYLAND CITIZENS DO NOT SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY!

In January 2015, before the swearing in for Governor-elect Larry Hogan, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh took it upon himself to set immigration policy for the new Hogan Administration.

Acting alone, AG Frosh signed on to an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief with 11 other states in support of President Obama’s controversial executive amnesty for illegal aliens. This questionable brief was submitted in opposition to the formal legal challenge filed by the State of Texas and 25 other states which argued that the President’s unconstitutional amnesty would be a financial burden on the states.

During the 2014 Maryland campaign for governor, Candidate Hogan stated on multiple occasions that he opposed illegal immigration in Maryland. And Maryland citizens fully understand that Governor Hogan was not in office when AG Frosh signed on to the original January court brief supporting Obama’s executive amnesty.

But on March 12, 2015, AG Brian Frosh did it again! This time signing on to another “friend of the court” brief demanding that the Federal Court of Appeals overturn a lower court action delaying implementation of the President’s amnesty.   This was done without so much as a peep from Governor Hogan’s office.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

Obama’s Executive Amnesty means 5 million more immigrant lawbreakers will take additional jobs, healthcare and social services from deserving Maryland families. With a social security card illegal aliens will obtain federal and state tax refunds, “earned income tax credits”, access to even more government services and the ability to register to vote in Maryland elections. Maryland taxpayers already spend nearly $2 billion annually for the education, healthcare and incarceration costs of illegal aliens.

Please sign the Help Save Maryland Petition. Tell Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to:

  • Immediately withdraw the State of Maryland from the “friend of the court” briefs signed by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh. Maryland citizens are tired of paying for illegal aliens in our communities.
  • Put our state on record with the federal courts and the American People that the law-abiding citizens of Maryland refuse to support President Obama’s Executive Amnesty.
  • Order Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to cease and desist from providing any further verbal or written support for the unconstitutional Executive Amnesty being promoted by the White House.  

This past November, Maryland citizens voted for dramatic “Change” through the election of Larry Hogan as Governor. Eliminating blatant support for Maryland policies and programs that promote illegal immigration was a key component of the expected “Change”.

Tell Governor Larry Hogan to stop Attorney General Frosh and Maryland’s immigration lawlessness! Even New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has stepped up to oppose Obama’s executive amnesty. It’s now time for Governor Hogan to do the right thing.

CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE HELP SAVE MARYLAND PETITION

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Obama’s immigration legacy on hold

Presidente Barack Obama and groups looking to legalize millions of illegal aliens, such as CASA de Maryland, were dealt another setback in the courts May 26. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the administration’s attempt to let millions of illegal aliens remain in the United States and receive driver licenses and work permits.

The policy “is the affirmative act of conferring ‘lawful presence’ on a class of unlawfully present aliens,” U.S. Circuit Court Judge Jerry Smith wrote in his 68-page decision. “Though revocable, that new designation triggers eligibility for federal and state benefits that would not otherwise be available.”

The decision neither kills Obama’s so-called amnesty scheme, nor does it settle the president’s request for a hearing on temporary hold placed on the Obama’s executive order on immigration. The appeals court decision is in response to a challenge by the White House in February. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen placed a temporary injunction on the president’s order to expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and create the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program.

Smith stated that Hanen’s injunction will remain in place because the administration is “unlikely to succeed on the merits of its appeal.” Texas successfully established that it would incur a financial burden if it was required to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants who qualified for deportation protections under Obama’s deferred-action program. He was joined by Judge Jennifer Elrod. Judge Stephen Higginson, an Obama, appointee, sided with the Justice Department.

The White House declared the judges, Smith, a Reagan, and Elrod, a W. appointee, were wrong in their reading of the law. The pair “chose to misinterpret the facts and the law in denying the government’s request for a stay” on the temporary hold placed on the president’s immigration executive action, administration spokeswoman Brandi Hoffine said.

CASA Executive Director Gustavo Torres must have anticipated the setback May 18 when he faced a crowd of protestors. “We will not stop demanding justice for thousands of families who still live in the shadows,” he said. “It is unacceptable that our families have to live in fear of deportation, to be separated from their families and still are a vital component to our economy, our society, our home and our nation.”

The problem for would-be immigration reformers is the law does not represent their vision of America. U.S. citizenship still means something, in the courts at least. Consequently this argument is a farce.

The administration asked the appeals court to confine the injunction to Texas, Virginia and the other 24 states that challenged Obama’s EO. The irony was not lost on John Feere, legal analyst for the Center for Immigration Studies. “This is ironic in that it is the Obama administration that has often complained about a ‘patchwork’ of immigration laws across the country.”

The administration can now appeal to either the full appeals court in New Orleans or to the U.S. Supreme Court. If the president opts for the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia could decide whether to accept the case or pass it on to the group of nine to decide.

http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-s-immigration-legacy-on-hold?

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HELP SAVE MARYLAND – OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY CONTINUES TO BE JAMMED UP IN THE COURTS!

OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY CONTINUES TO BE JAMMED UP IN THE COURTS.

ALWAYS SWEETER TO HEAR THE GOOD NEWS FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES!

BRAD BOTWIN, DIRECTOR, HELP SAVE MARYLAND

Federal Panel Lets Injunction Against Obama’s Immigration Actions Stand
By JULIA PRESTONMAY 26, 2015

A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied the Obama administration’s request to lift a hold on the president’s executive actions on immigration, which would have granted protection from deportation as well as work permits to millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

Two of three judges on a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, left in place an injunction by a Federal District Court judge in Brownsville, Tex. The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by Texas and 25 other states against actions President Obama took in November. Many of the initiatives were scheduled to take effect this month.

The appeals court found that the states had sufficient legal grounds to bring the lawsuit and that the administration had not shown that it would be harmed if the injunction remained in place and the programs were further delayed.

Also denied was a request by the administration to limit the injunction to the states bringing the lawsuit. The ruling is a second setback for programs the president hoped would be a major piece of his legacy, raising new uncertainty about whether they will take effect before the end of his term and casting doubts on the confidence of administration lawyers that their case was very strong.

Demonstrators outside federal appeals court in New Orleans last month. A panel of the court decided Tuesday not to lift a hold on President Obama’s immigration executive actions. Credit Gerald Herbert/Associated Press
The lawsuit was filed in December, and on Feb. 16, Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Federal District Court in Brownsville ordered a preliminary injunction on the programs while he ruled on the constitutional issues in the suit.

In a statement, Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, said Mr. Obama had tried to impose “a drastic change in immigration policy” without the consent of Congress. The appeals court decision is “a victory for those committed to preserving the rule of law in America,” Mr. Paxton said. “We will continue to fight the brazen lawlessness that has become a trademark of the Obama administration.”
White House officials said the ruling was not surprising, but they declined to discuss the next legal move for the administration.

“Today, two judges of the Fifth Circuit chose to misrepresent the facts and the law,” a White House spokeswoman, Brandi Hoffine, said. “The president’s actions were designed to bring greater accountability to our broken immigration system, grow the economy and keep our communities safe. They are squarely within the bounds of his authority, and they are the right thing to do for the country.”
The Justice Department could appeal the ruling on the emergency stay to the full appeals court, but legal experts said it was more likely that the administration would skip that conservative court and ask the Supreme Court to allow the programs to proceed.
The legal wrangling suggests that Mr. Obama and his aides may have underestimated the legal and political challenges to offering protections to more than four million illegal immigrants without a congressional vote.
In the 70-page opinion, two judges wrote that Texas had shown it would incur significant costs in issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants who would be allowed to stay in the country. The judges, Jerry E. Smith and Jennifer Elrod, also rejected the administration’s argument that the programs could not be reviewed by the courts because they stemmed from policy decisions by the president on how to enforce the immigration laws.

Judge Stephen A. Higginson disagreed. He wrote that the administration was “adhering to the law, not derogating from it.”
Immigrant advocates supporting the president worried that the longer the initiatives are held up, the harder it could be to persuade immigrants to come forward to sign up.
Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, said that part of the intent of the lawsuit was “to delay, to confuse and to instill fear” among immigrants. “The consequences are devastating,” she said. “Our communities suffer every single day.” She acknowledged that carrying out the programs would be “a harder challenge for our communities” after long delays.

The decision by the Fifth Circuit to leave the Texas judge’s injunction in place does not necessarily mean the Obama administration will lose the larger case. Aside from the emergency stay, the Fifth Circuit is considering the administration’s appeal of the injunction, which takes more time. The Fifth Circuit tentatively scheduled oral arguments on the appeal the week of July 6.
Stephen H. Legomsky, a professor of immigration law at Washington University, said the appeals court panel had denied the administration’s request for an emergency stay “because it feels that a delay would cause no irreparable harm.” But he said, “The panel that ultimately decides the appeal could well agree with the government’s position and reverse Judge Hanen’s injunction.” Professor Legomsky, formerly the top lawyer for the federal immigration services agency, has submitted documents to the court supporting the administration.

In earlier opinions, Judge Hanen had been an unusually expressive critic of the Obama administration’s immigration policies. In his decision to impose the injunction, he said the president’s initiatives amounted to an abdication of immigration enforcement. The two appeals judges who upheld the injunction are also conservatives.

Judge Smith, who was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, sparred publicly with Mr. Obama over the scope of judicial review during a case involving the health care law in 2012. Judge Elrod was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2007. Judge Higginson was nominated by Mr. Obama in 2011.

Legal analysts point to two other recent federal court rulings in similar cases that favored the administration. In December, a federal judge in Washington dismissed a lawsuit against the president’s actions by Joe Arpaio, the outspoken sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. The judge said the sheriff’s dispute with the administration was political, not legal.

A potentially more significant decision came on April 7 from judges on the Fifth Circuit. They dismissed a lawsuit by federal immigration agents against deportation protections Mr. Obama gave in 2012 to young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. The president used the same legal justification for that program as he did for the recent initiatives.

The appeals court found that the state in that lawsuit, Mississippi, had failed to show that it would face any burdensome costs because of the 2012 program. The court also agreed with the administration’s argument that the secretary of Homeland Security has broad authority to decide how to enforce the immigration laws.

The Texas lawsuit has divided the country. While 26 states want to stop the president’s initiatives, 14 states and the District of Columbia filed papers in the appeals court saying Texas and its allies had failed to consider the benefits the programs would bring in increased tax revenues and economic growth.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/us/fifth-circuit-court-of-appeals-rules-on-obama-immigration-plan.html?_r=1

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Help Save Maryland – Hillary Promises It All! Special Event in Rockville June 4

Hillary is going for the Gold with the Hispanic illegal alien vote and their pandering supporters. She is promising to go even further than Obama’s Executive Amnesty (currently tied up in federal court) in granting more categories of illegals Amnesty, nixing internal enforcement of immigration laws and leaving the southern border wide open to whoever can make it across. Hillary’s statements are so radical and to the left of Obama, she is even making the President blush and the White House issue statements that legally (in their warped minds) the President has gone as far as possible.

“Clinton Pledges to go further on Obama amnesty”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillary-clinton-goes-all-in-on-immigration-pledges-to-outdo-obama/article/2564054

What a shock. The Feds are not doing their due diligence in screening and processing illegal aliens for executive amnesty.

“New Report Strikes Serious Blow Against Obama Administration’s Defense in Executive Amnesty Lawsuit”

http://dailysignal.com/2015/05/15/new-report-strikes-serious-blow-against-obama-administrations-defense-in-executive-amnesty-lawsuit/? utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=saturday&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRojsqnJZKXonjHpfsX67e8vWKOzhokz2EFye%2BLIHETpodcMRMZlNq%2BTFAwTG5toziV8R7jHKM1t0sEQWBHm

“Cameron unveils tougher new rules on immigration”

The Brits are getting the message and finally taken action on illegal immigration. When will the U.S. Government?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-22/as-migration-soars-uk-cameron-sets-red-line-in-eu-talks/6488666

SPECIAL EVENT

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A HELP SAVE MARYLAND SPONSORED EVENT BUT IS BEING MENTIONED BECAUSE OF THE RELEVANT SUBJECT MATTER.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 4, 7pm – 9pm as the MCGOP First Thursday Series:

Meet Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy who will talk about radical Islam, illegal immigration and Jihad in America.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney’s leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.

Mr. Gaffney is the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a nationally-syndicated radio program heard weeknights throughout the country. On Secure Freedom Radio, Mr. Gaffney addresses current and emerging threats to national security, sovereignty and our ways of life. Featured guests have included Newt Gingrich, John Bolton, Donald Rumsfeld and many current and former policymakers and elected officials.

Ted’s 355 Diner
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Rockville, Maryland 20852
301-340-0088
$5.00 Cover charge collected at door. www.MCGOP.com
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Full food and drink menu and ‘table checks’ will be available. No individual checks.

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