Monday, April 30, 2018

How Trump Can End DACA — IF HE WANTS TO

Court rulings leave open door for ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals with a different process — but some think judges won't bend
President Donald Trump’s latest legal setback over immigration has been widely interpreted as an order prohibiting him from ever ending a quasi-amnesty program started by his predecessor, but several experts insist that is not the case.
The latest defeat came in the form of a ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington, D.C. declaring that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was “arbitrary and capricious” in its decision to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
But Bates acknowledged that the executive branch’s ability to enforce the law ordinarily is “subject to review not in a court of law, but rather in the court of public opinion.” He rejected the administration’s assertion that it had no choice — because DACA is illegal and because Texas and other states had threatened to sue.
The judge also delayed his decision from taking effect for 90 days in order to give the administration a chance to explain its rationale more fully for ending the program that shields some young adult illegal immigrants from deportation and authorizes them to work here in the U.S.
That suggests strongly that the Trump administration could end the program without undertaking an arduous appeal to the Supreme Court, according to experts. One option would be --->
Read the rest from Brendan Kirby HERE.

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