DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is now before the Supreme Court, will it stand or fall?
From the Department of Homeland Security, “On June 15, 2012, then-Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano issued a memorandum entitled “Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children,” creating a non-congressionally authorized administrative program that permitted certain individuals who came to the United States as juveniles and meet several criteria—including lacking any current lawful immigration status—to request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and eligibility for work authorization.” Also, “The Obama administration chose to deploy DACA by Executive Branch memorandum—despite the fact that Congress affirmatively rejected such a program in the normal legislative process on multiple occasions. The constitutionality of this action has been widely questioned since its inception.”
So President Obama overrode Congress and now the Democrats (and some Republicans) are complaining that President Trump wants to end this program.
From CBS News, “During highly anticipated oral arguments that lasted more than an hour, the high court’s five conservative justices suggested in their questioning and deliberations that they would uphold the administration’s controversial decision in the fall of 2017 to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. The four liberal members of the court, meanwhile, expressed skepticism about the decision and the administration’s shifting justifications for making it.”
So if the Supreme Court conservatives are not swayed, then DACA will end. But, will Trump work with Congress? My answer is that I think that there is a good chance for that happening.
The biggest problem with DACA is that President Obama never really had the authority to create it and Congress (at that time) did not want it, so the only reason to keep some modified form is for the sake of these children brought here illegally by their parents.
That is my opinion- Jumpin Jersey Mike