15 States Challenging Trump’s Decision To Rescind DACA…

It will be interesting to see where this goes. If anywhere.

LOS ANGELES — California and three other states on Monday added to a barrage of states challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind protections for undocumented people brought to the United States illegally as children.
The lawsuit, in which California was joined by Minnesota, Maryland and Maine, comes five days after 15 states and the District of Columbia first filed suit to defend the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Flanked by two DACA recipients in Sacramento, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra called Trump’s order “unlawful and mean-spirited,” arguing it violates due process provisions of the Constitution and would hurt the economy in the nation’s most populous state.

“You don’t become the sixth-largest economy in the world just because,” Becerra said. “It just so happens that one of every four of the DACA recipients in this country — some 200,000 — live and work and call California their home, and they’ve been helping California become the sixth-largest economy in the world.”

He said repealing DACA would unfairly punish productive, law-abiding young people and that the economic cost of deporting them “would be felt by California businesses, California local governments who have depended on the economic success of the DACA program.”

The Trump administration has said the Obama-era executive order is unconstitutional, while Trump said last week that he will delay ending DACA for six months in order to give lawmakers time to craft a legislative solution to protect so-called Dreamers.

More than 200,000 DACA recipients live in California, about one in every four recipients nationwide.


Perhaps the only good thing that might come of Trump’s decision is it could force the gutless GOP in congress to confront the immigration issue, work with democrats, and ultimately pass into law an equitable, fair, and sensible immigration law.

We can hope.

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Les Carpenter

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11 thoughts on “15 States Challenging Trump’s Decision To Rescind DACA…”

  1. Discriminatory animus… the action would not have occurred but for discrimination.

    Common argument used in cases of alleged adverse employment decisions.

    Makes sense the AG would use this argument. Especially given Trump’s well documented statements during his run.

    Congress really should act post haste to enact immigration reform. It is doubtful they will. If I were a betting man I’d bet they won’t. Trump can then blame congress while making the argument immigration is their responsibility.

    Popcorn anyone?


  2. Immigration reform is congress responsibility. We do need immigration reform because our policy is non existent except to just ignore it or create sanctuary cities. Now we have states suing against something that is illegal. The US is supposedly a country based on laws but that is only the laws that people agree with.

    We also need tax reform because what we have is a system that benefits accountants and attorneys because no one can understand the tax laws except them. I gave up trying to do my own taxes decades ago and after all the accounts fee is tax deductible which shows how absurd it is. Flat tax or fair tax would be the most just reform but the idea of republicans and democrats working together for the greater good is to much of a stretch. They only work for themselves and coming up with a non-complex tax system would strip them of the punitive powers.


  3. Sorry JC but I did because DACA is part of immigration reform which has been a topic for decades and still nothing has been done to modernize it. I am not for open borders which the previous administration was all for. Lets give illegals a path to citizenship not just a path to uncertainty.
    As a society we cannot survive without Mexican workers because, right or wrong , they do jobs no one else will and do it willingly. DACA was a stop gap and now we need to protect those who enter the country to work because a temporary fix does a disservice to the people it was meant to protect.


    1. skud, I find it interesting that in answering my question about why you devoted most of an earlier comment to taxes, you make no mention of taxes.


      1. I will keep it active. Probably toggling back and forth. I’m have recently become quite fed up with the crap on the internet. My blogspot site may become the most critical of the alt right and tRump brigade of loonies.


  4. Here’s what I’m thinking Les… at least in regards to sanctuary cities and DACA.

    Pres Obama changed things via Exec Order. So… the left has to agree that Trump has a right to undo DACA via the same. The politics of it is what is in question. Clearly Trump is struggling with this, as is everyone else in DC. But no politician wants to say deport these kids.

    If the GOP was smart, they’d let Trump do his deal with the Dems to fix this, sit on their hands, and reap the benefit of a happy GOP base. They’d get the fix in DACA they want, and not suffer at the polls one bit with the extreme wing of the GOP.

    As for the other issue, with cities suing the feds on sanctuary cities, that I don’t understand. If you want fed $$$, follow the rules or guidelines. Otherwise, shut up and deal with it. You can choose to be a sanctuary city or state whenever you want. But in turn, the feds can choose to cut your funding.

    Make your decision and own the consequences.

    Easy peasy.


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