In a ruling that has sent shockwaves through the nation, a federal judge in Texas has declared that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unconstitutional. That’s right, folks! The program, which has served as a golden shield for over half a million illegal immigrants, has been deemed illegal by Judge Andrew Hanen of the Southern District of Texas. This landmark ruling exposes the audacious usurping of congressional authority by both the Obama and Biden administrations.
Judge Hanen, in his 40-page opinion, boldly asserted that the executive branch cannot infrally override the power of Congress. “The Executive Branch cannot usurp the power bestowed on Congress — even to fill a void,” the judge stated with fervor.
This bombshell verdict arrived after nine states, including Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, West Virginia, Kansas, and Mississippi, bravely stepped forward to challenge DACA. They argued that the program was unlawfully implemented and represented a gross overreach of executive authority.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke out against the Biden administration’s attempt to implement what he called “mass amnesty” through executive authority. The audacity of the Biden administration, attempting to sidestep the legislative process, has been brought to light.
Despite the federal government, New Jersey, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) championing for DACA, the court held firm. As the gavel fell, so did the illusion of DACA’s legality.
However, the ruling does not call for any immediate action against DACA recipients or applicants. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department are not required to “take any immigration, deportation, or criminal action against any DACA recipient, applicant, or any other individual that would otherwise not be taken.”
The future of DACA now hangs in the balance, likely to be determined by the Supreme Court, which previously ruled 5-4 in 2020 that the Trump administration could not end the program.
The Biden administration expressed its disappointment, vowing to push Congress to pass DACA-style legislation. However, with this ruling, the message is clear: The administration cannot simply ‘legislate’ on its own. This is a victory for the rule of law, a triumph for the Constitution, and a reminder that our country’s laws cannot be manipulated at the whim of the executive branch.
This is America, land of the free, home of the brave, where the law of the land reigns supreme, and no one, not even the President, can usurp the power bestowed upon Congress. It’s time we put an end to the unlawful practices of the past and return to upholding the principles that make this nation great.
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