(PatriotHeadline.com)- The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that was introduced by President Barack Obama and cancelled by President Donald Trump has been forcefully resumed. A court-ordered on July 17 that the program be restored to its “pre-September 5, 2017 status,” meaning that huge numbers of young illegal immigrants will be able to start to apply for work permits.
It comes after President Donald Trump’s attempts to get the program completely canceled, after he paused it in 2017, was rejected by the Supreme Court in a June decision. The Supreme Court Justices determined that the president hadn’t ended the program properly.
When the Supreme Court Justices voted to say Trump had not sufficiently justified his 2017 revocation, they also didn’t say whether they believed the president has the legal authority to simply grant work permits to people who are not illegal aliens. For this reason, the forceful reopening of DACA is controversial.
Is it even legal for the president to grant work permits under this program to people who entered the country illegally?
The July order made seven orders, including that the DACA rescission was “arbitrary and capricious,” and that it would be “restored.”
The White House recently confirmed that a new immigration executive order would tackle DACA, taking action on the program in what sounds like it will be some kind of compromise. As if the Democrats care about compromise…
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Thursday that the executive order would “establish a merit-based immigration system.”
“That will be the intent of the executive order. But the President has long said that he would look for a legislative solution on DACA, and he would work with Congress to pursue that legislative solution, and one that could include citizenship, along with other strong border security and permanent merit-based reforms,” McEnany said.
Left-wing media outlets are already freaking out that the executive order might not be as much of a compromise as some have said, though. The Los Angeles Times said the president is “venturing onto increasingly shaky legal ground as officials reject new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.”
Hey, if they’re mad, maybe this order is actually going to be…great!