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Texas-Led Coalition Files Lawsuit To End DACA, Proposes Phase-Out

The Texas attorney general is suing the federal government to end the Obama-era DACA program, leading a coalition of six other states against the controversial policy.
Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit Tuesday to challenge the 2012 program, which grants temporary legal status to over 120,000 ‘Dreamers’ in Texas alone.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks about a lawsuit he filed against the federal government to end DACA during a press conference in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Paxton is leading a seven-state coalition in the lawsuit. (Nick Wagner /Austin American-Statesman via AP)
The suit proposes a phase out, which would not rescind currently active DACA permits. Instead, it would prohibit further issuing of two-year extensions.
This comes a week after a federal court ordered the Trump administration to continue the program and take new applicants, following the initial repeal of the program.
“DACA purported to grant lawful presence and work permits to nearly one million unlawfully present aliens without congressional approval,” stated Paxton. “In fact, DACA was an attempt by President Obama to enact a law that Congress had repeatedly rejected.”
Paxton went on to say DACA establishes a “dangerous precedent,” which enhances unilateral power of the executive branch while ignoring the will of the people.
Texas is accompanied in the lawsuit by Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia.

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