A federal judge in Texas just dropped a hammer on one of the left’s favorite programs, calling the DACA program for ‘dreamers’ illegal.
The judge did not reverse the program for people already enrolled in it, but ordered the Biden administration to suspend it going forward.
Democrats and the media are going to lose their minds over this.
The New York Post reports:
Federal judge says DACA program is illegal, blocks new applications
A federal judge in Texas ruled in favor of blocking new applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Friday, stating that former President Barack Obama did not have the legal authority to offer protections to undocumented children brought to the U.S. from being deported.
The ruling by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Judge Andrew Hanen, orders the Biden administration to stop approving applications immediately. But Hanen noted that current recipients will not be immediately impacted.
“To be clear, the order does not require [the Department of Homeland Security] or the Department of Justice to take any immigration, deportation or criminal action against any DACA recipient, applicant, or any other individual that it would not otherwise take,” he wrote in the ruling.
The DACA program was first implemented in 2012, with more than 616,000 people currently enrolled, according to CBS News. President Joe Biden has asserted he would like to see a path to citizenship for Dreamers, which is not currently an option for those partaking in the program.
Some Democrats are already complaining.
Terrible decision on DACA by a federal judge in Texas.
The dreams of hundreds of thousands of young people who are contributing to the American economy will be put on hold for no good reason.
Congress must pass a pathway to citizenship this year. We can’t wait.
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) July 16, 2021
A federal judge just ended new applications for the DACA program.
A pathway to citizenship in the reconciliation bill just got that much more important. pic.twitter.com/ElXFDPF37m
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) July 16, 2021
It’s beyond infuriating that the future of DACA recipients is always tied to the next court ruling. People currently under the program and those who qualify for it need a permanent solution NOW. Congress and @POTUS need to provide a pathway to citizenship. It can’t wait. https://t.co/zigNl0ifQf
— Congressman Chuy García (@RepChuyGarcia) July 16, 2021
The lives of Dreamers cannot continue to be a political football for right-wing attacks. With DACA under constant assault, the Senate must keep its promise and pass a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers & others too. No more excuses, no more delays. https://t.co/FASIldSa6H
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 16, 2021
Wouldn’t it be nice if Democrats cared half as much about the lives and well-being of American citizens?