On Thursday morning the Supreme Court handed down a decision that prevents the Department of Homeland Security from scrapping Barack Obamas unconstitutional and illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). The 5-4 SCOTUS split decision was written by Chief Justice John Roberts who sided with the four “liberal” justices in trying to preserve some scrap of Obama’s vanishing legacy. Roberts argued that the administration did not take the proper steps to end DACA so…
It’s back to the remanded drawing board to give DHS some time to get their mind right on the issue of “unauthorized immigrants” which comprise the 700,000 people who are currently “protected” by the DACA Executive Action.
“We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies,“ Roberts wrote. “We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action. Here the agency failed to consider the conspicuous issues of whether to retain forbearance and what if anything to do about the hardship to DACA recipients.”
No one in America believes the Chief Justice and his tortured reasoning as it is impossible to prove that DHS did not consider the plight of DACA recipients.This “program” is 8 years old and ending it was a key campaign promise by President Trump who won the 2016 election based, in large part, by stating his intention to reform immigration policy. Where DACA is concerned, there is nothing left to think about regarding “unauthorized immigrants” or anything else.
Trump wanted the SCOTUS to rule in his favor, not so he could expel the DACA “kids” from the US but so he could have some leverage against a recalcitrant Democrat lead House and filibuster friendly Senate Democrats to force them to negotiate an immigration bill. Now Chief Justice Roberts has taken away a key bargaining chip the Republican’s planned to use to solve a decades long “crisis” that Democrats use every election cycle to win votes.