Democrats are determined to use the courts to unwind Donald Trump’s Presidency.
This promises to be one of the biggest battlegrounds in American politics.
And the Supreme Court is facing one decision that could decide Donald Trump’s 2020 fate.
Before the 2012 election, Barack Obama abused his Presidential authority to instruct his administration to grant amnesty to millions of children of illegal aliens – the so-called “DREAMers.”
In 2017, Donald Trump fulfilled his campaign promise to end this program.
Democrats immediately sued and Obama activists in lower courts temporarily blocked the President’s end to Obama’s lawless amnesty program.
On Tuesday the Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in this case.
The Hill reports:
The justices have consolidated three separate cases over Trump’s decision to wind down DACA, and will consider two overlapping issues — whether courts have the power to review the Trump administration’s action and whether the president’s decision to unwind the deportation-relief program is legal.
The DACA program, which former President Obama established through executive action in 2012, shields from deportation certain immigrants who came to the United States before age 16 and continue to live here illegally. The Obama administration justified its policy of non-enforcement for so-called Dreamers as an exercise of prosecutorial discretion.
Under DACA, applicants who meet various criteria, including education or military service requirements, and have no serious criminal record, are eligible for a work permit, driver’s license and health insurance, as well as a renewable two-year reprieve from deportation. Roughly 660,000 are currently enrolled.
Immigration has become one of the top issues in the 2020 campaign.
If the Supreme Court correctly decides that Donald Trump was within his executive authority to undo the executive action of another President, then it could help propel him into the office in 2020.
Democrats — who want open borders and few, if any, deportations — will be thrown on the defensive as they are forced to explain why they want to roll out the welcome mat for millions of illegal aliens.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.