Washington, D.C. — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday filed suit against the Trump administration over its failure to end DACA, the “unconstitutional” immigration program which protects many illegals from being deported.
Other states joining its suit against the Trump administration include Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia.
““Today, leading a coalition of seven states, I filed a lawsuit against the federal government to end the unconstitutional Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (“DACA”),” Paxton said at a press conference on Tuesday.
“DACA purported to grant lawful presence and work permits to nearly one million unlawfully present aliens without congressional approval. In fact, DACA was an attempt by President Obama to enact a law that Congress had repeatedly rejected,” Paxton continued.
“Our coalition is urging the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to declare DACA unconstitutional and stop the federal government from issuing or renewing any DACA permits in the future.The multi-state coalition lawsuit we filed today is about the rule of law, not the wisdom of any particular immigration policy.”
In the suit, Paxton faults activist judges who he claims are preventing the Trump administration from phasing out the DACA program as Trump promised to do early in his presidency.
“That means that unelected federal judges are forcing the Trump administration to leave an unlawful program in place indefinitely as legal challenges drag on,” Paxton said.
“President Trump has a duty under the Constitution to take care that the law be faithfully executed.”
President Trump campaigned heavily on the issue of national security and securing America’s southern border. Multiple attempts at doing so have been blocked by federal district courts throughout the nation who ruled that such programs constituted “racism” and discriminatory practices based on religion.
Calls to the White House for statement regarding the multi-state lawsuit were met with “no comment”.