Saturday, January 20, 2018

DHS Chief Says Trump Won’t Extend DACA Deadline

REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday the Trump administration has no plans to push back the March 5 expiration date of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program because such a move would be unconstitutional.
Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Nielsen said the administration was operating under legal guidance from the Department of Justice, which has argued that President Donald Trump doesn’t have the authority to revive DACA.
“I believe the attorney general has made it clear that he believes such exercise is unconstitutional,” she said in response GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham’s question about a possible extension. “It’s for Congress to fix.”
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