Nine states have asked a Texas federal judge to shut down the controversial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on the grounds that the president exceeded his constitutional authority by unilaterally renewing the immigration policy without approval from Congress.
“This lawsuit is about the scope of executive power, not the wisdom of any particular immigration policy. No President can unilaterally override Congress’s duly enacted laws simply because he prefers different policy choices,” the states said in their filing.
This is Biden’s second bite at the DACA apple, and it didn’t work out so well for him the first time. The courts slapped him down in October on a technicality.
But the Supreme Court struck down Obama/Biden’s definition of “executive discretion.”
“If there were ever any doubt that DACA’s central premise was false, it evaporated when the U.S. Supreme Court held that ‘the DACA Memorandum does not announce a passive non-enforcement policy.’ Read more…