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US Texas and Six Other States Are Suing the Trump Administration to End DACA

10:41  03 may  2018
10:41  03 may  2018 Source:   time.com

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Texas and six other states are suing the Trump administration over its failure to terminate an Obama-era program that provides work Joining Texas in the DACA lawsuit are the Republican attorneys general of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia.

After federal court rulings blocked the Trump administration 's efforts to end the program, Paxton wrote in January that he would consider filing suit if After Texas and 25 other states sued to end the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program — a similar

a man standing in front of a sign: DACA recipient and appliance repair business owner Erick Marquez holds a sign during a protest in support of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Sept. 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. © Robyn Beck—AFP/Getty Images DACA recipient and appliance repair business owner Erick Marquez holds a sign during a protest in support of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Sept. 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Texas and six other states have filed a federal lawsuit to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Known as DACA, the Obama-era program protects undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, allowing them to attend school and work. DACA has helped about 700,000 undocumented immigrants and now faces a shaky future after President Donald Trump promised to end the program.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a multi- state lawsuit against the Trump administration over its continuation of the Obama-era DACA program. Paxton filed the lawsuit in federal court Tuesday, seeking an end to the “unconstitutional” immigration program protecting many illegals from

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and officials from nine other states on Thursday urged the That program was never implemented after the state of Texas sued the Obama administration and The Trump administration officially rescinded that policy earlier this month but said that DACA and some

But the new lawsuit, brought forth by Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia, indicates that Republicans are frustrated by Trump’s efforts to end DACA. Last September, Trump announced the end of the program, giving Congress until March 5 to figure out a solution. The deadline passed without any legislation from lawmakers, and last week, a federal judge ruled against the Trump administration’s decision, giving it 90 days to explain why DACA is unlawful.

On Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit because judicial rulings have forced Trump “to leave an unlawful program in place indefinitely as legal challenges drag on.” The lawsuit argues that the executive branch cannot “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,” Paxton said at a press conference. “The danger DACA poses goes far beyond its consequences for our immigration system. It invites future presidents to ignore the law, ignore the will of the people, and set their own policies on the Second Amendment, privacy rights, drug laws, or any of the other important issues debated in Congress.”

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