Federal Judge Rules Against DACA

Federal Judge Rules Against DACA
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The Facts

  • Federal Judge Andrew Hanen on Wednesday ruled that a policy protecting undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children violates federal law.

  • The policy in question, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), has 579K enrollees, in addition to other immigrants, who are seeking deportation relief and work permits.

The Spin

Democratic narrative

In addition to being a terrible ruling that puts hundreds of thousands of immigrants in danger, this decision is further proof of how Republicans have corrupted the federal judiciary, as they have populated the courts with judges who share their anti-immigrant sentiments, in addition to other conservative viewpoints — a move that prevents fair legislation.

Republican narrative

The DACA program's gross overreach has again been struck down by the courts. Biden decided to alter the Obama-era program rather than put forth sufficient legislation for Congress to consider and expected to get a different answer from the court. But under the separation of powers set forth in the Constitution, DACA is still illegal.

Political split



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