If you aren’t real sure why the courts keep blocking the Trump Administration’s attempts to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, let me catch you up.
The entire DACA debate in a nutshell – It’s not that the courts believe the Trump Administration can’tend the program. The courts believe the administration does have this right, this ability. The courts just want to make sure there’s a good reason behind it.
As if, the executive branch has to all-of-a-sudden provide justification in form of a White Paper, hand-deliver this to the judicial branch and wait around for permission to be given. Just as the Framer’s intended.
No, this is not one of those ‘checks and balances’ we learned about in 5th grade Civics class.
“Defendants indisputably can end the DACA program,” Garaufis wrote, referring to the Trump administration. “The question before the court is thus not whether defendants could end the DACA program, but whether they offered legally adequate reasons for doing so. Based on its review of the record before it, the court concludes that defendants have not done so.”
The judge goes on to cite a “recurring, redundant drumbeat of anti-Latino commentary”.
To be fair, Trump definitely capitalized on the drug problem, the gang problem and national headlines of illegals killing Americans (after being deported many times). This is politics. This is a candidate firing up a base.
Now, if you read a lot of CNN, you might think that “We’re getting a lot of drug dealers and gang members from Mexico; They’re not sending us their best and brightest” is anti-Latino. It’s not.
“Today’s ruling shows that courts across the country agree that Trump’s termination of DACA was not just immoral, but unlawful as well,” said Karen Tumlin of the National Immigration Law Center.
So the Justice System is also the Morality Police, now? Oh yeah, Federalist Papers Essay #82 regarding the authority of the judicial systems. I’ll have to refresh myself up on the morality section.
When you have judges who legislate morality from the bench, your judicial system is screwed. They are supposed to be partial only to the Constitution.
The Justice Department said it maintains that the administration acted “within its lawful authority” in deciding to end DACA and will “vigorously defend this position.”
Just to recap, the government has very few purposes in our life. It’s purpose is to defend Life, Liberty, and Property.
If the President decides that droves of foreign nationals, who don’t share our western ideals of liberty and freedom, are a threat to “Life, Liberty, and Property”, then it’s incumbent upon his oath of office to make that decision.
This week the Supreme Court is set to meet behind closed doors to discuss whether to take up the Trump administration’s appeal of the related case.
Spoiler Alert: They Won’t.
The Supreme Court is very selective on which cases it takes. And when it does take a case of national importance, you will be sure that the legal argument examined will be some tiny nuance within the case, not the hallmark of the case itself.
With obstructionist judges who act upon partisan lines, the future is bleak for the Trump Administration.
If you feel very passionate about DACA, let’s rally support and create the law, legally.