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As Warned, Texas Files Suit to End the DACA Program

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end DACA last year, he did so because the Justice Department advised that they were in no position to defend the administration against a lawsuit that Texas and other states had been threatening to file. Having already successfully blocked the implementation of Barack Obama’s later amnesty order – DAPA – these states wielded the fiery sword of legal truth. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Trump at the time that he should simply end the DACA program and let Congress take it up in the form of legislation.

Well. That didn’t work.

Because Democrats were unwilling to budge even an inch in the name of these illegal minors – no wall, no end to chain migration, and no end to the diversity visa lottery – Congress reached the end of its session without the DACA compromise they were looking for. Democrats, of course, had more power in these negotiations than their numbers would seemingly indicate. Not only did broad-based amnesty have some support in the softer ranks of the GOP, but there were (and are) plenty of Republicans who don’t care a whit about building Trump’s wall. But even that was not the strongest card in the Democrat playbook.

No, the Democrats drew their greatest strength from the liberal activist judiciary, where judges first blocked Trump from ending DACA and then, later, told the administration that they must CONTINUE accepting new applications for the program. These were shocking examples of liberal judges defying the rule of law, but for now, their decisions are final. DACA remains in effect.

And now that lawsuit from Texas is coming.

On Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his state and six others would file suit against the Trump administration to challenge the “unconstitutional Obama-Era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.”

In a statement, Paxton said that this lawsuit was less about immigration and more about maintaining the boundaries of the executive branch.

“Our lawsuit is about the rule of law, not the wisdom of any particular immigration policy,” Paxton said. “Texas has argued for years that the federal executive branch lacks the power to unilaterally grant unlawfully present aliens lawful presence and work authorization. Left intact, DACA sets a dangerous precedent by giving the executive branch sweeping authority to ignore the laws enacted by Congress and change our nation’s immigration laws to suit a president’s own policy preferences.”

Of course, that wasn’t the precedent set at all. Indeed, the precedent only (apparently) gave a DEMOCRAT PRESIDENT that sweeping authority. His Republican successor not only lacks that authority but also the authority to undo what Obama did with his fabled “pen and phone.”

Can the courts now force the Justice Department to defend an executive program that they, themselves, do not believe in?

God knows, in the era of liberal #Resistance, anything is possible.

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    • Read how corrupt the SWAMP is inlcuding the Democraats on DACA a fraud by their corrupt US District Judges i Democric controlled Districts and how corrupt US Attornbey Holder, Lynch adn Sessions, Obama, Clinton, Comey, Wray, Gov of NJ incl Chrisite and Gov Sandoval NV are as well as FBI simply by entering thomascaggiano.com/WHITEHOUSE.pdf, http:/tomascaggiano.com/USCOURT001.pdf, thomascaggiano.com/Chrisite.pdf, thomascaggiano.com/Chrisite.pdf and the masive violations of Presdientail Executive National Security Oders, Separaton ageemnts y Clitnon, her aide adn the corrupt Comey publihsed on thomascaggiano.cm/clinton.pdf and simply google thomascaggiano.com+FBI to read over 300 web urls showing the tyranny of US, Statae NJ adn NV goveretns and US District Courts known to Congress thomascaggiano.com/AAG.pdf, thomascaggiano.com/corruption/exhibits.pdf. I did vote Dem for 50 yers adn was a Sanders delegate a vote against Clinton and voted for Trump as Clinton rigged the Democratic election as stated b the dNC chair, Sen Sanders and Sen Warren as the Clinton Foundation funded the DNC which laundered the money to have Steele an unregistered foreign lobbiest and Trump hater with other FBI agnentsremoved by the Speical Counsel Mueller who hated Trump to prepare the false dossier used by Cilnton’s accomplices the corrupt FBI as Trump fired correctly the felons Comey dn McCabe adn should fire Sessions ans Rosentein too as Comey and Clinton make millions from their phoney books and put NV and NJ gov in federal prisionboth Dems and GOP – the Swamp protects themselves. .Chistie was teh most corrupt Gov in NJ sorbid history as the Port Authority and Brdigegate never had any State criminal charge by the corrupt Gov Cuomo D-NY nor Gov Christe R-J nor Gov Murphy D NJ http://thomascaggiano.com/PORTNYNJ.pdf as both states are corrupt too.

      • You can add so many more to that list that it would keep going forever. It is not party specific. We just have to call ’em as we see ’em.

  1. Paxton is like Trump, the hounds of justice are on his ass to lock him up for his illegal behavior so he throws stuff at the wall to distract from his own problems. There will be great celebrations across Texas when they perpwalk him out of office toprison and there will be similar celebrations when Trump get what is coming to him.

  2. Typical RayHill post. Ignore the issue and go after anyone not a liberal progressive/socialist. Fella, you’re as predictable as the sun coming up each morning. Try posting something new instead of the same tiresome pap.

  3. The Dreamers are not violent criminals and drug lords or rapists . They are honest, decent, hard-working people who were brought here as children . They have families and contribute billions of dollars to the US economy every year . Many don’t even speak the languages of their parents .
    Deporting them would leave many helpless dependents , put the dreamers in a strange countries where they don’t speak the language and would not be able to find work etc and tear apart so many intact families . I thought conservatives likes intact families ! ). An enormous number of employers would be left without employees and so many businesses wrecked . We would lose billions in taxpayer dollars .
    And would this make America any safer ? Hell no ! Already because of the stupid and drastic deportation policies of the Trump administration, crops all over the country are rotting on the ground because there are not enough people to pick them !

  4. Poor Texas AG, Paxton. He is another Republican crook being prosecuted for the scams he ran before getting elected and he is trying to take attention away from his own crap by trying this hopeless cause.

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