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How Texas Has Doomed Its Own Lawsuit Against Obama’s Immigration Policies (1 Viewer)


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How Texas Has Doomed Its Own Lawsuit Against Obama's Immigration Policies | ThinkProgress
How Texas Has Doomed Its Own Lawsuit Against Obama’s Immigration Policies

“On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case challenging two immigration enforcement policies of the Department of Homeland Security that would allow certain unauthorized immigrants to request a temporary reprieve from the threat of deportation. But in their final brief challenging these policies, Texas and 25 other states make a key concession that should signal the end to their case.

The case is centered on whether the Obama administration has the authority to implement the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents initiative (DAPA),……………

………… Buried in a section of the brief that evidences their complete misunderstanding of these deferred action policies, the states (Texas) admit that the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, does have the legal authority to set immigration enforcement priorities, …………

……………the brief continues, DHS would be well within its authority to “issue ‘low-priority’ identification cards to aliens.”…………

……………….. In other words, Texas no longer questions whether DHS can allow low-priority unauthorized immigrants to remain in the country temporarily. Instead, Texas insists that they must not be allowed to work legally while they are allowed to be here…….

……….. Texas’s decision to no longer challenge the granting of deferred action and to focus only on “the Executive’s affirmative granting of lawful presence and work authorization” doesn’t just doom its lawsuit on the merits. It also pulls the rug out from under the state’s already attenuated claim that it has suffered an “injury-in-fact” required to bring the case in the first place.”

Seems to me Texas took a dive even before the case Has been heard………

To make this an issue for the election? Well it really could be...........

with the GOP.....

It always been Party before the people..........


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