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HOUSTON – A federal judge in Texas on Friday ordered the end of an Obama-era program that barred U.S. immigrants from leaving the country as children and put new pressure on Congress-controlled President Joe Biden and Democrats to take action.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Henen ruled in favor of Texas and eight other conservative states that have filed lawsuits to close the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides limited protection to about 5,050,000 people. People who are already registered will not lose protection, but Hanen is preventing new applications from being processed.
Henen’s decision limits the immediate power of Biden, who promised during his campaign to defend the DACA, to put the program or something similar in the right place. A Texas federal judge has handed down a second verdict after closing Biden’s immigration plan, following a court banning Biden’s 100-day stay on most deportations.
Biden has already proposed legislation that would grant citizenship to an estimated 11 million people living in the United States without approval. He instructed agencies to make efforts to save the program.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Henen said Congress must act if America can provide protection to the DACA, which is commonly known as the “dreamer” of recipients.
Hanen’s verdict came after a 3/2 hour court hearing about Decker’s fate on 22 December.
The states argued that former President Barack Obama never had the right to create a program like Daka because it blocked Congress. States argued that the program drains their educational and healthcare resources.
In addition to Texas, there were Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, South Carolina, and West Virginia – all of which had Republican governors or state attorney generals.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, which defended the program on behalf of a group of called recipients, argued that Obama had the power to establish the DACA and that states did not have the position to sue them because the program did no harm. .
Hannan rejected Texas’ application in 2018 to close the program through an initial order. However, in anticipation of his latest ruling, Hanen said in 2018 that he believed the Dhaka law was probably as constitutional as it was statutory.
“If the nation really wants to take a call, it should say it on behalf of Congress,” Henen wrote.
Henen ruled in 2015 that Obama could not establish any program to extend the protection called for or to protect their parents.
Although DACA is often described as a program for young immigrants, many recipients come to the United States for a decade or more without permission or visa. The Liberal Center for American Progress says at least one parent of about 254,000 children is dependent on DACA. Some recipient grandparents.
The U.S. Supreme Court has previously ruled that former President Donald Trump’s attempt to end Daka in 2017 was illegal. A New York judge ordered the Trump administration in December to reinstate the program enacted by Obama.