Massive Divide In Supreme Court Delays Trump's DACA Rollback
Ah, Obama... The man who brought us massive failures such as 'mandatory healthcare' aka Obamacare, and once told the people of Flint Michigan to get over their lead water woes and just drink it also dumped his DACA program on the American people. A program that has caused this massive flow of illegals rushing to use children as mules to get into the country.
Trump has fought hard to roll back many of Obama's policies. He's so close to drawing back Obama's DACA program but the Supreme Court can't seem to get their act together.
The future of the DACA program for young illegal immigrants remained uncertain as the Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared to lack consensus on whether the Trump administration's plans to rescind legal protections for so-called Dreamers were proper.
The cases were debated during 80 minutes of tense oral arguments. No side appeared to command a clear majority of justices over what has become a major test of executive power on the contentious issue of immigration reform. A ruling from the high court is expected in June, in the midst of the 2020 presidential campaign.
At issue is the Obama-era program known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. It was created under the executive order and gives about 700,000 people brought as children to the United States illegally --or on visas that later were overstayed -- the opportunity to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit.
Hundreds of Dreamers and their supporters rallied outside the court. Some carried signs, such as "Build Bridges, Not Walls." Members of Congress were among those watching the arguments inside.
One thing the nine-member bench seemed to agree, as Justice Stephen Breyer explained, is that "Everyone is struggling," trying to decide the case. "What's the line?" over preserving the competing interests, Breyer asked.
The Trump administration announced its plan to phase out the program in 2017, only for the federal courts to rule that it could not apply retroactively and that DACA should be restarted in full. The White House fought back on those decisions, saying the president has broad authority over immigration enforcement policy.