The Texas judge who last month blocked the president’s executive action on immigration has ordered federal government lawyers back into court to answer allegations the government purposefully misled him about the three-year amnesties to 100,000 illegal immigrants that the administration already granted.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen has ordered federal government lawyers to appear in his court March 19 in Brownsville. The hearing is in response to a filing last week in which the government acknowledged some deportation reprieves were granted before Hanen’s Feb. 16 injunction.
Government attorneys had previously said officials wouldn’t accept such requests under Obama’s action until Feb. 18.
Via the Daily Caller:
“Due to the seriousness of the matters discussed therein, the Court will not rule on any other pending motions until it is clear that these matters, if true, do not impact the pending matters or any rulings previously made by this Court,” U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen wrote in a Monday decision.