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Court conservatives appear to support ending DACA

by Mickey McLean
Posted 11/12/19, 01:32 pm

The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could soon come to an end. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on whether it could block the Trump administration’s decision to wind down the immigration program that shields those who came to the United States as children but remain in the country illegally. DACA currently allows 660,000 immigrants to apply for renewable, two-year protected status.

What was the reaction of the court? Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh indicated the White House provided good reasons to do away with DACA. And Justices Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito questioned whether the court had the right to review such executive branch decisions. Justice Sonia Sotomayor disagreed with the administration’s rationale for ending DACA, namely that it is illegal and there is no choice but to end it. The court is expected to announce its ruling by June 2020.

President Donald Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning he would work with Democrats in Congress on a solution for DACA recipients should the court rule in his favor.

Dig deeper: Read Marvin Olasky’s WORLD Magazine feature from two years ago on why DACA is a unique immigration problem only Congress can solve.

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Mickey McLean

Mickey is the executive editor of WORLD Digital. He was previously the managing editor of Delta Air Lines' Sky magazine for more than a decade. Mickey resides in Greensboro, N.C. Follow him on Twitter @MickeyMcLean.

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    Posted: Tue, 11/12/2019 04:41 pm

    I feel the whole point of not continuing DACA is to send a message to people to NOT bring their children. If illegals can bring a child and avoid ICE for a few years their children can say they are under DACA. But alas I fear that the message will not get to those people who are encouraged by media and Dems to come to America.

    Meanwhile our country is beginning to look a lot like India with beggars on every corner, even on gov't property where it is illegal to beg. 

  • not silent
    Posted: Wed, 11/13/2019 05:02 pm

    Some liberals seem to want to allow anyone to come here at any time without having to go through any kind of legal process (which would be crazy), but many conservatives seem convinced ALL immigrants are bad and/or criminals and act like we should discourage all immigration.  I am not in favor of people breaking the law, of course, but our nation was built on legal immigrants.  I have Irish ancestry, and the Irish weren't always welcomed with open arms-though now everyone LOVES the Irish. 

    Furthermore, I don't understand why so many recent moves to discourage illegal immigration seem to target CHILDREN when the goal is to keep parents in line. Surely there are better ways!  (Maybe punishing businesses who hire illegal workers?)