Executive Amnesty Faces Big Court Challenge Today

Today is a big day for President Obama’s executive amnesty program, The Hill reports. Attorneys for the Department of Justice will argue their petition to the appeals court.

They aim for an emergency stay of the lower court’s injunction until the legality of the policy can be decided. It was originally halted by a Texas federal judge who issued and then reaffirmed his injunction on the policy.

What may presage a decision in favor of the 26-state coalition is that the 3-judge panel includes two conservatives, one appointed by President Reagan and the other by George W. Bush.

The administration is arguing that the program has already moved forward with great speed, and therefore will be difficult to halt. The States’ attorneys, however, claim that implementing the policy will cause irreparable harm on the many states forced to comply.