Paxton sues to end DACA and preserve the Constitution – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the federal government Tuesday to force the cancellation of an Obama administration program that offers deportation protection to unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
But Paxton and other opponents insist that Obama exceeded his authority, usurping law-making power that the Constitution designated for Congress. But Paxton said the lawsuit was necessary to preserve the rule of law and the power of Congress to set immigration policies.
The lawsuit seeks a federal court order declaring DACA unconstitutional and stopping the federal government from issuing or renewing DACA permits. It does not seek to remove deportation protections from current DACA recipients or to rescind already issued permits, Paxton said.
Paxton said the administration’s inability to follow through on ending DACA prompted Tuesday’s federal court action, which was joined by Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia.
– George H. Rodriguez, El Conservador