One of Barack Obama’s most successful attempts at destroying our country was his attempt to by-pass congress and grant virtual immunity to illegals that have been called “Dreamers”. That program gave protected status to approximately 800,000 young illegals saving them from deportation. But now, the program concocted by the most unamerican President in history is likely to be struck down by federal courts, according to the Trump administration and even the Programs defenders agree. Yesterday, DHS Secretary John Kelly warned the Congressional Hispanic Caucus the program is in jeopardy from 10 states that are mounting legal challenges to the program before September.
The DACA program, allowed illegals brought to the United States as children to stay and receive work permits, providing they don’t commit any disqualifying crimes. Challenges to the program are based on the claim that Obama lacked authority to grant “amnesty” to the so-called DREAMers. Stephen Legomsky, a senior counselor under Obama, said he was within his legal rights when he created DACA. But said he doubted the program will survive the judge in Texas, or the appeals court in Louisiana and the conservative-leaning Supreme Court. “It really hurts me to say this, but the chances of it surviving are very slim,” said Legomsky.
Trump had repeatedly said during his campaign that he would terminate DACA, saying that Obama had again overstepped his authority. Following his election, in an effort to reach out to liberals, Mr. Trump changed course, saying he would treat DREAMers “with great heart” and allowed the program to continue.
The lawsuit against DACA would follow the same course as the successful challenge against Obama’s illegal immigration policies. In 2015, District Judge Andrew Hanen struck down Obama’s attempt to expand deportation protections to illegals who are the parents of U.S.-born children. Judge Hanen’s ruling killed that program before it could go into effect.
Obama appealed that ruling, but it was later upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans. That court ruled Obama violated federal immigration laws. The court wrote: “The (Immigration and Nationality Act) flatly does not permit the reclassification of millions of illegal aliens as lawfully present and thereby make them newly eligible for a host of federal and state benefits, including work authorization.”
Obama appealed the case to the Supreme Court and that resulted in a 4-4 tie due to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. That left the 5th Circuit ruling in place, killing the DAPA program. Now the states of Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Idaho are joining together to challenge the DACA Program on the same grounds.