DACA Upheld by Judge Alsup in California
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which Trump's team said Obama shoved through the legal system in non-consensual ways which would make Kevin Spacey blush, has been upheld by a federal judge residing in the People's Republic of California. Temper your shock.
From The New York Times:
WASHINGTON — In the middle of an intense political fight about the program that shields from deportation young immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States as children, a federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction late Tuesday ordering the Trump administration to start the program back up again.
The keyword here is "California" judge. Who was appointed to the bench by none other than alleged rapist, Bill Clinton. So there's that. If I were a betting woman, I'd say the judge plastered his home office with #ImWithHer signage. I guess it's better than portraits of the Puffy Pantaloon Queen.
Saying the decision to kill it was improper, Judge William Alsup of Federal District Court in San Francisco wrote that the administration must “maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis” as the legal challenge to the president’s decision goes forward.
In other words: keep the kids here until your heart finds the good lord. Where "the good lord" means public opinion swaying you to the "correct side." Probably spelled out in legal footnote somewhere.
The Trump administration first said DACA had to go because it was implemented as well as Lena Dunham's fashion sense. That Obama's band of merry men hadn't gone through the proper legal channels in DACA's creation.
In his ruling, Judge Alsup questioned the administration’s contention that the DACA program had not been put into place legally. He asserted that the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has long had the authority to grant the kind of temporary protections that formed the basis of the program.
It almost sounds like Alsup's legal beagle practices are up to snuff. Until he scurried over to Trump's Twitter timeline in search of evidence. You know, as all prestigious judges do.
Judge Alsup also cited several of Mr. Trump’s Twitter posts that expressed support for the program. He noted that in September, the president wrote: “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!” Such tweets, the judge said, bolstered the idea that keeping the program going was in the public’s interest.
Ah, so suddenly DACA is about the "public interest" and not whether or not its legal foundation is built on a house of sand-filled underpants.
Obviously, Donald Trump couldn't help himself. His stubby, normal sized fingers (wink), flittered across his mobile keyboard to smack out this little beauty:
It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) al… https://t.co/sXFgY5c11s— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1515593473.0
Which means we'll have to wait and see what the administration does next against the courts, and whether or not DACA gets scrubbed with a cloth or something.
The big problem here is three-fold:
- We have an immigration enforcement system flecked with more holes that Debbie Wasserman Schultz's IT security.
- Federal judges who tilt further left than a drunk Amy Schumer make questionable calls based on Twitter streams and muh feelings.
- Once a law is created and implemented, even if the law was cooked up in a lab rivaling that of Frankenstein, it's hard to get rid of it. Good luck trying to neutralize a law electrified with life by a big-eared president with a verbal crutch reliance.
Now we get to wait it out. Yippee.