A federal judge has now ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is illegal, but President Biden says his Justice Department intends to appeal that ruling.
The program protected young immigrants from deportation, but Texas and eight other states sued to halt it. They argued former President Obama lacked the power to create the program because it bypassed Congress.
The states also argued that the program drains their educational and health care resources.
The ruling leaves the program intact for existing "dreamers" but stops the government from approving any new applications.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who brought the state's lawsuit against the Biden administration, said in a tweet on Saturday that a president didn't like federal law, so he made up his own.
"I think it's right to stop a president who just decided that he didn't like federal law & came up with his own immigration laws," he tweeted. "We sued him, rightfully so, for violating federal law and we won."
I think it's right to stop a president who just decided that he didn't like federal law & came up with his own immigration laws. We sued him, rightfully so, for violating federal law and we won. #DACA https://t.co/F8mbtAt0qH— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) July 17, 2021
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