“A complete disregard for the law” that is “putting Americans in harm’s way.” That’s how Texas Gov. Greg Abbott described the Obama administration’s approach to illegal immigration and border security. Abbott was appearing on Wednesday night’s The Kelly File during a show that saw Megyn Kelly nearly come out of her anchor chair while expressing her dismay with Washington’s lax enforcement of deportation policies and procedures.
Kelly and Abbott discussed the situation in the sanctuary city of San Francisco, where an illegal immigrant who has been deported five times to his native Mexico is charged with the random murder of a young woman out for a walk with her father in the city’s tourist district. The Texas governor then connected that tragic situation to what his state deals with daily in trying to handle the flood of illegals who continue to cross the southern border.
Gov. Abbott commented on the just-issued court order from the federal judge who has taken the president and his Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to task for moving forward with certain amnesty provisions despite the court’s insistence they be rolled back. “The Obama administration has disrespectfully disregarded a direct court order,” Abbott declared.
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U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen — who blocked Obama’s amnesty plans — is now threatening to hold DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and others in the Obama administration in contempt for their failure to “rectify this situation.” The Associated Press reports on the extraordinary Tuesday order by Judge Hanen in which he expressed that the court is “shocked and surprised” at what the administration has not done in failing to comply with his orders:
“This court has expressed its willingness to believe that these actions were accidental and not done purposefully to violate this court’s order. Nevertheless, it is shocked and surprised at the cavalier attitude the government has taken with regard to its `efforts’ to rectify this situation,” Hanen wrote.
Judge Hanen also requested Sec. Johnson appear in court next month to answer for his department’s inaction — a move Texas Gov. Abbott told Megyn Kelly is highly unusual.
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You can watch the impassioned and informative exchange between Kelly and Gov. Abbott by clicking on the video above.
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