A pair of decisions handed down by federal appeals courts in the last month highlight two telling pillars of recent U.S. national security strategy. They are: open our border and collect everyone’s phone records.
In Texas v. U.S.A., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit refused to allow President Obama to move forward with his plan to unilaterally grant legal status to as many as 4.3 million illegal aliens.
The administration argued that Texas and 25 others states that sued to stop Obama’s plan did not even have standing to challenge the action. These states, the administration argued, would suffer no injury from Obama’s legalization of illegal immigrants.
The court was incredulous. In Texas, it noted, the state would need to absorb a cost of $130.89 for each driver’s license it issued to a person in this country illegally who was amnestied by Obama or else change its driver’s license law.