Published: Thu, May 03, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to Join Lawsuit Against DACA

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to Join Lawsuit Against DACA

In September, the Trump administration said it would phase out the deportation relief program by March 5 after Paxton threatened to sue the federal government.

The Libre Initiative and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce issued a joint statement, saying the move - led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) - "increases uncertainty for Dreamers and the nation".

The lawsuit claims that DACA violates the Administrative Procedure Act's notice-and-comment requirements and the Take Care Clause of Article II of the Constitution.

More than 120,000 undocumented immigrants are covered by DACA in Texas alone.

That leaves more than 3,000 undocumented Dreamers living, working and attending school in Nebraska hanging in the balance, among an estimated 690,000 undocumented persons in the US protected from deportation through DACA. Former President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2012 that created DACA. Paxton also criticized "activist judges" in federal court for keeping in place an "unconstitutional" law. "Underlying DACA is a dangerously broad conception of Executive power".

DACA provides a pathway for citizenship for anyone brought into the country illegally by their parents. On an individual basis, they have had the threat of deportation lifted from them, allowing them to stay and to work or study, to obtain driver's licenses, and to qualify for some other federal benefits.

He successfully challenged Mr. Obama's 2014 attempt to expand DACA to include perhaps 3 million more illegal immigrants in the program. "Most importantly my best friends are DACA recipients".

"Dreamers" demonstrate last fall in NY.

Congress and the president must stop stalling on DACA, Costilla said.

That was a program for a way to stay in the USA for certain illegal immigrant parents who had been here since 2010 with children who were American citizens or lawful permanent residents. But judges in San Francisco, New York, and the District of Columbia ordered the administration to restart DACA renewals and possibly to start accepting new applications for the program. But he, like Paxton, says the rule of law must be honored at all costs, according to States Top Leading News. That order was not aimed at the original DACA and its two-year permit regime.

The Trump administration has sought to finish the Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), however the effort to section out this system has been blocked. Rafael Anchia calling it "not only bad policy, it's bad politics".

The lawsuit was filed in the Brownsville federal court, which has only two federal judges. Hanen was seen as particularly unfriendly to DACA based on his ruling in the related case, and advocates feared a DACA challenge before him would likely be decided the same way. "Ultimately, I think it's going to be up to the supreme court to take it".

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