The White House blasted a federal judge’s recent ruling that blocked President Trump’s decision to end DACA earlier this year, calling the move “outrageous,” particularly “in light” of the President’s widely-praised bipartisan round-table regarding the hot-button issue.
“We find this decision to be outrageous, especially in light of the President’s successful bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members at the White House on the same day,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The President himself commented on the judge’s ruling on Wednesday, saying the court’s decision “shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is.”
“It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts,” Trump tweeted.
It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018
Earlier this week, a federal judge in San Francisco halted President Trump’s decision to phase out the unconstitutional immigration plan, saying the White House used a “flawed legal premise” to end the program; essentially reinstating the law until Congress permanently handles the issue.
h/t The Hill
Pelosi Says ‘God Is With’ Democrats on DACA
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi believes liberal lawmakers have the moral high ground on the ongoing immigration debate in the United States, strangely suggesting that “God is with” the Democratic Party regarding DACA and Dreamers.
The House Minority Leader was addressing reporters on Thursday when she was asked if she’d be willing to accept border wall funding or a crackdown on illegal immigration to reach a deal with President Trump on DACA.
“Have you changed your mind at all about being willing to accept some border wall funding or immigration crackdown funding within a DREAM Act fix?” asked one journalist.
“We’ve said to the president the night he agreed to the DACA legislation that we have a responsibility to protect our border, and we find — think are many things we can do working together to do that. And members have been working in a bipartisan way to address that,” said Pelosi.
“But I’m optimistic. I always have been. God is with us on this. Our country is great. We know their greatness springs from the vitality that newcomers bring to our country. 80 percent at least of the American people support the DREAMers,” she added.
Watch Nancy get biblical above.
IT'S OVER: Trump Administration Ends DACA
The Trump administration announced Tuesday the “orderly wind down” of Barack Obama’s Deferred Acton for Childhood Arrivals program, saying the executive order was “unconstitutional” and can only be authorized by Congress, reports Fox News.
The program, commonly referred to as DACA, will be phased out over a six-month period, giving legislators time to address the concerns of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant minors living throughout the United States.
President Obama’s executive order granted legal status to illegal immigrants brought to the United States under the age of 16, allowing those minors to attend school and obtain work permits.
Elaine Duke, the Acting Director of Homeland Security, released a statement on the White House’s decision to scrap Obama’s program, saying the announcement was intended to give Congressional lawmakers “time to deliver on appropriate legislative solutions.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke with reporters following the President’s decision, blasting the Obama administration’s “unconstitutional exercise.”
The executive branch, through DACA, deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize on multiple occasions,” Sessions said. “Such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch.”