Judge Considers Penalty For Obama Admin’s Executive Amnesty Violations
Justice Department lawyers apologized to U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen for the Obama administration’s violation of his injunction halting executive amnesty during a hearing in Brownsville, Texas Wednesday, according to Bloomberg News.
The lawyers were appealing to the the judge after the administration erroneously issued more than 2,600 post-injunction three-year work permits to illegal immigrants. Hanen put the breaks on President Obama’s executive amnesty programs on February 16.
“We apologize for those miscommunications and regret them,” Justice Department lawyer James Gilligan said to Hanen, according to Bloomberg. “They were inadvertent and unintended.”
“But they were repeated,” Hanen reportedly responded.
Hanen had requested that DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson and other top immigration officials appear at the Wednesday hearing to answer for the violations.