AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he’s disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision to reject Trump administration’s attempt to end the DACA program.
“We are disappointed with today’s SCOTUS decision, but it does not resolve the underlying issue that President Obama’s original executive order exceeded his constitutional authority. We look forward to continuing litigating that issue in our case now pending in the Southern District of Texas,” said Paxton.READ MORE: Remains Found In Dallas ID'd As Missing Executive James Alan White
The historic ruling is a big win for so-called “dreamers” who came into the country as undocumented immigrants when they were children. The program grants them permission to live and work lawfully.
Now they can continue living and working without fear of deportation, many back to a country that is foreign to them after growing up in America.
Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) had a different reaction to the decision, tweeting: “Dreamers represent some of the best of our North Texas community, and many of them are essential workers on the frontlines of this pandemic. Their #HomeIsHere, and today’s Supreme Court ruling is a win for Texas and for our country.”
Dreamers represent some of the best of our North Texas community, and many of them are essential workers on the frontlines of this pandemic. Their #HomeIsHere, and today's Supreme Court ruling is a win for Texas and for our country. https://t.co/MzYdG0FNcK
— Rep. Colin Allred (@RepColinAllred) June 18, 2020READ MORE: After 2 Days, Faiza Fahad Still Missing After Leaving Wylie Home On-Foot
President Barack Obama announced the program in 2012.
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