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Texas to Feds: End DACA or We Will Sue, Nine Other States Join

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The Lone Star State is taking the lead in the battle to restore and enforce our immigration laws…What a concept!

And check it out…The Volunteer State is one of signatories!

Go Vols!  Go Texas!


A ten-state coalition led by the Texas attorney general sent a letter to the Trump Administration asking for an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. The group threatened to sue if the federal government does not end the program.

DACA, put in place by an administrative action under the Obama Administration, granted temporary legal status and the right to work to millions of young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.

“We respectfully request that the Secretary of Homeland Security phase out the DACA program,” Texas Attorney General Paxton and the coalition wrote in a letter (attached below) to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Just like DAPA, DACA unilaterally confers eligibility for work authorization and lawful presence without any statutory authorization from Congress.”

Paxton signed the letter along with the attorneys general of Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, Idaho, West Virginia, and the governor of Idaho.

The coalition of states urges the federal government to phase out the DACA program by rescinding the 2012 DACA memorandum. The states also request that no new permits be issued under the program and that existing permits not be renewed. They did not request the revocation of existing permits, nor the deportation of any person covered by DACA.

The letter cites the ruling by Judge Andrew Hanen that blocked the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) after Texas and other states filed suit. Breitbart Texas reported Hanen issued a temporary ban on implementing the executive amnesty program in February 2015. An appellate court upheld Hanen’s order and the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, letting the lower court ruling stand.

Earlier this month, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly wiped out former-President Obama’s DAPA program, Breitbart News reported

The coalition compared DACA and DAPA stating, “the Executive Branch does not have the unilateral power to confer lawful presence and work authorization on unlawfully present aliens simply because the Executive chooses not to remove them.”

“For these same reasons that DAPA and Expanded DACA’s unilateral Executive Branch conferral of eligibility for lawful presence and work authorization was unlawful, the original June 15, 2012 DACA memorandum is also unlawful,” the letter continues. “The original 2012 DACA program covers over one million otherwise unlawfully present aliens.”

After requesting that Secretary Kelly phase out the program, the letter states they will amend their original lawsuit to challenge “both the DACA program and the remaining Expanded DACA permits.”


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  1. uniwersity of barsoom at helium visitor center guide June 30, 2017 at 7:39 AM -  Reply

    We got 3 million Illegal Aliens in Florida… or is it 5 million??

    From DISNEY to Tropicana and every Hamlet landscaping crew …

    … 50% of our Hospitality Industry staffers are ILLEGAL ALIENS!

    The difference between the Haitian Driver delivering you appliance/furniture and his helper… one had to speekie a leetle Engleesh for directions to your home!!

    700,000 ILLEGAL ALIEN Haitians were here WHEN that slimepit part of Hispanola was savaged by Mom Nature… WHY are they allowed to remain… without even bothering to pay the $300 fee Commie BARAMA waived for their TPS??

    TSA – Temporary Protected Status — HEY, how about those from Panama / El Salvador / Nicaragua / Guatemala / etc… voluntarily return ‘home’ — those “events” have been over for two decades now??

    We call ours “guacamoleans”… seem to be nice small very darkly tanned peoples…

  2. Angus Rangus June 30, 2017 at 7:43 AM -  Reply

    NOPE… Florida is gonna sit this one out…

    Sure, AG Pam Bondi would love to ‘tangle’ for her next elected office photo op.

    BUT, our Cuban RINO’s are in control of our Senate… our LT Gov is too!!

    One third of our SSI-Disability / Medicaid expenses every year are green card Cubano’s who arrived in too bad a shape to work…

    … NONE went home to claim that forfeited land – whose claims will make it larger than Alaska – when Commie BARAMA ‘normalized’ the One World Peace Open Borders All Komrades with Castro,inc!!

  3. Old Jim June 30, 2017 at 7:48 AM -  Reply


    OK… so-o-o-o how many of these GNU Suits will AG Jeff Session resist…
    … or forfeit…
    … as was the case with our last two Commie AG’s – whose firing squad is still on a smoke break??

    Wasn’t ‘one’ of Wild Bill’s ‘legacies’ beyond DOMA and Work For Welfare Reform…
    … Immigration Reform of 1996 – that has been violated with impunity every since with ZERO Fed Funds eliminated??

    WHY is the House now passes a bill for withholding Fed Funds… when the original bill already did so??

    I don’t have a problem with just 147 ‘session’ days… most states get it all done in 60-90… before going home to their ‘regular jobs’!!
    {HINT: Historians of 1790 would have told you 10 days would be enuff since our Fed GOVT didn’t even have real taxing authority … until 1911?? }

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