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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The open line. Plus: Rutledge happy immigrant help blocked

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Here's the open line and today's video news and comment. Also:

* CHEERING A SETBACK FOR IMMIGRANTS: The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed a Texas judge's order blocking President Obama's executive orders meant to shield immigrants from immediate deportation. The Obama administration will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge cheered action that could send immigrants back, even though thousands of legal U.S. citizen children might be adversely affected. She joined other Republican leaders in fighting Obama. Her statement.

"Arkansas, like other States, would be forced to invest more tax dollars in law enforcement, health care, education and many other areas to handle the federal government's heavy-handed and unlawful attempt to expand and modify the deferred action program. Our country is a nation of laws, and the President's decision to use executive action to bypass Congress is a complete disregard for the U.S. Constitution. I commend the 5th Circuit for maintaining this injunction as the legal process continues, and I will continue to work with my colleagues from across the country to see that this decision is upheld and the Constitution is protected."

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