Obama Demands Congress Protect ‘Dreamers’ – The Red Alert News

Obama Demands Congress Protect ‘Dreamers’

While Republicans celebrated, former President Barack Obama was not pleased that on Friday a federal judge ruled that Obama didn’t have the legal authority to create the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Former President Obama called on Congress to pass legislation that would provide permanent protections to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors, known as Dreamers, following a ruling issued Friday that blocked new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program,” according to The Hill.

“‘For more than nine years, DREAMers have watched courts and politicians debate whether they’ll be allowed to stay in the only country many of them have ever known. It’s long past time for Congress to act and give them the protection and certainty they deserve,’ Obama said in a tweet on Saturday.

In a ruling issued on Friday, a federal judge in Texas blocked new applications for the DACA program, saying the Department of Homeland Security violated the Administrative Procedure Act ‘with the creation of DACA and its continued operation.’… [emphasis added]

The Obama-era program was created in 2012 through an executive order following several failed efforts to pass legislation in Congress. President Biden signed an executive order shortly after taking office to preserve the DACA program.” [emphasis added]

For more of this report, please go to The Hill.

Please share your reaction to Obama’s demand by emailing [email protected]. Do you agree with the federal judge that Obama violated the law when he created DACA by executive order?

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