Texas, Others States Push to Rescind DACA

Texas and nine other states are urging the Trump administration to rescind Obama's 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program, which allows scores of illegal aliens to live and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

As of last August, 200,000 illegal aliens in Texas who came here as children had received a two-year work permit.  President Trump pledged he would do away with the program once elected.

“In fact he has actually continued it and expanded it, 140 people a day are getting work permits under DACA who did not have those work permits before,” says Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies

Vaughan applauds the attorneys general of Texas and nine other states for trying to stop it.

“If we don't, future presidents are likely to try to do the same thing to work around Congress when Congress doesn't pass laws that a president wants to see happen,” she says.

The states argue that rescinding the program won’t “require the federal government to remove any illegal aliens.”

“I worry about the future of our immigration system and how immigration policy is made if there is no attempt made either by Congress or by states through litigation to stop this program,” says Vaughan.

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