Texas Judge In Immigration Row Orders Ethics Class For DOJ

By Michelle Casady (May 19, 2016, 10:23 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge ripped U.S. Department of Justice attorneys Thursday for being "intentionally deceptive" about deportation deferrals during a lawsuit challenging White House executive actions on immigration and ordered dozens of government lawyers to take an annual ethics class.

In a scathing 26-page opinion and order, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who issued an injunction against the immigration rules in 2015, excoriated the "unethical conduct" of the Justice Department attorneys. He said they repeatedly lied to the court by representing that no deportation deferrals had been processed when actually more than 100,000 had.

Judge Hanen referenced the classic movie "Miracle...

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