Monday, June 11, 2018

WTF? Trump's Justice Department tells court DACA is illegal, but oppose striking it down immediately

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WHAT THE HELL IS THIS ALL ABOUT? 'but oppose striking it down immediately'
The Trump administration told a federal judge late Friday that it won’t defend the legality of the Obama-era DACA amnesty — but said the court should be wary of cutting it off entirely, as states such as Texas have requested.
“Federal defendants agree — DACA is unlawful,” the Justice Department said in a brief filed with Judge Andrew S. Hanen in Texas, agreeing with the reasoning of Judge Hanen and a higher-up appeals court from several years ago that the Obama administration overstepped its powers by granting a categorical amnesty to potentially millions of illegal immigrants.
Judge Andrew S. Hanen
But the Justice Department said it didn’t want to see the judge issue a nationwide injunction that would stop the program in its tracks, saying the current legal situation is too messy already.
The move leaves it to immigrant-rights advocates and, perhaps, Democratic states, to defend the DACA program in what’s likely to be the final legal showdown for the embattled program.
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