On July 16, U.S. Southern District of Texas Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that former President Obama broke federal law by enacting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program via executive action back in 2012. The program provided amnesty to approximately 700,000 illegal immigrants that came to the U.S. as children, as well as made DACA recipients eligible for work permits. To quote Judge Hanen, “DHS violated the Administrative Procedure Act with the creation of DACA and its continued operation…the DACA Memorandum and the DACA program that it created are hereby vacated.”
Although the program was halted by former President Trump, Joe Biden renewed it with a memorandum as one of his first actions as president on January 20, 2021. As a result of the ruling, the Biden administration has been ordered to stop the acceptance of any new DACA applicants. To quote the ruling, “DHS is hereby enjoined from approving any new DACA applications and granting the attendant status.”
The ruling is a major blow against Biden’s open-border agenda. However, instead of respecting the ruling and admitting defeat, Democrats are now pushing harder than ever to give citizenship to not just illegal “Dreamers” but also millions of other non-citizens currently scattered across America. After the July ruling against DACA, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas called for the fortification of the illegitimate DACA program. To quote Mayorkas, “The Biden-Harris Administration—and this country—remain as committed as ever to ensuring that Dreamers are protected from the threat of deportation and are allowed to continue to contribute to this country that is their home. DHS remains focused on safeguarding DACA, and we will engage the public in a rulemaking process to preserve and fortify DACA.”
In addition to simply issuing statements, Biden and Democrats in Congress are actively working to provide citizenship to as many non-citizens as they possibly can. To quote Nancy Pelosi, “Democrats will continue to press for any and all paths to ensure that the Dream and Promise Act, now passed twice by the House, becomes the law of the land.” The American Dream and Promise Act is an immigration bill that would grant permanent legal status and a pathway to citizenship within five years to over 4 million illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. The bill passed the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives back in March by a margin of 228-197.
The American Dream and Promise Act is far from the only version of mass amnesty that mainstream Democrats have proposed. During his first week as president, Biden introduced legislation that would give citizenship to all of the approximately 11 million illegal immigrants currently in America. Democrats in Congress are also presently trying to slip citizenship for non-citizens into the fiscal year 2022 budget reconciliation bill. Notably, this would allow for Democrats to unilaterally provide mass amnesty to millions of illegals without a single vote from any Republicans in Congress since budget reconciliation only requires a simple majority to pass in the Senate.
Biden has failed with regard to immigration, and the American people know it. According to a recent poll, a whopping 61 percent of Americans disapprove of the way that Joe Biden is handling the issue of immigration and the situation at America’s southern border with Mexico. Considering the fact that illegal border crossings are at a record high after Biden reversed Trump’s successful immigration policies and told asylum seekers to “surge to the border” in the event of his election back in 2019, America’s disapproval of Biden makes plenty of sense.
While the Biden-Harris administration continually fails to solve the crisis that they have created at the U.S-Mexico border, conservative states are fighting back to protect their communities and the rule of law. Back in June, Republican governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona sent a letter to all other governors requesting assistance to secure the southern border in each state. Governors from Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin responded to the call to action and have sent state police officers or National Guard soldiers to Arizona and/or Texas. A total of over 1,000 National Guard soldiers and state police officers are now situated along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and Texas to control the disaster that the Biden administration clearly has no interest in fixing.
Lastly, to defend Texas, Republican Governor Greg Abbott recently went as far as signing an executive order that outlaws the ground transportation of illegal immigrants that have been detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPD). Executive Order GA-37 also allows the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to stop any vehicle “upon reasonable suspicion” that they are illegally transporting migrants. Finally, Executive Order GA-37 authorizes the Texas DPS to impound any vehicle that is found to be smuggling migrants.
With Biden mimicking Obama’s catastrophic immigration policies and expanding upon them, it is only a matter of time before Biden’s devastating immigration policies that are responsible for the current crisis at America’s southern border are ruled unlawful as well.
We hope you've enjoyed this article. While you're here, we have a small favor to ask...
Support AMAC Action. Our 501 (C)(4) advances initiatives on Capitol Hill, in the state legislatures, and at the local level to protect American values, free speech, the exercise of religion, equality of opportunity, sanctity of life, and the rule of law.Donate Now