Skip to comments.Texas sues to stop DACA [updated: there’s a world more info in the article now]
Posted on 05/01/2018 2:47:54 PM PDT by jazusamo
Lawsuit could undercut 2012 amnesty, end ongoing legal battles over Trump phaseout
Texas and a half-dozen other states filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the legality of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty, opening up a new legal front in the increasingly messy battle over illegal immigration.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in southern Texas, asks judges to rule against the 2012 program thats granted tentative legal status to more than 800,000 illegal immigrant Dreamers.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
The other states involved are Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia.
Thank you Texas, you’ve come to the plate again! What a great state! Hope people moving from California don’t mess it up!
This ought to get interesting
The system is clearly broken. Everyone can sue in any district and get judgements that change laws for the whole country. There is no clear delineation in terms of who can do what. To the extent that there are clear mandates (DACA and immigration being obvious examples) they are ignored by judges without consequence (When was the law judge to be impeached by the Congress?). Yup, the system is definitely broken
From your link....
...Texas had threatened the lawsuit last year, saying that it would file if President Trump didnt end the Obama-era program. Mr. Trump complied, announcing a six-month phaseout.
That phaseout has been blocked by courts who say he cut too many corners.
That flummoxed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who says the original DACA program was illegal in the first place.
Texas has argued for years that the federal executive branch lacks the power to unilaterally grant unlawfully present aliens lawful presence and work authorization, Mr. Paxton said in filing the lawsuit. Left intact, DACA sets a dangerous precedent by giving the executive branch sweeping authority to ignore the laws enacted by Congress and change our nations immigration laws to suit a presidents own policy preferences.
How is an illegal EO even accepted as law of the land, to begin with???
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Well, what do you know. Republicans can sue too.
Good question, I’d like to hear the judge’s answer.
Wasnt it written as a memo? Or, am I confusing this with 0bolas unaccompanied illegal mostly men invite?
IIRC one of his actions was a memo.
And sormewhere, a former president of dubious heritage seeths in silent roiling rage at the unraveling of his "legacy".
Thank you for the title update!
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