Texas AG on DACA: ‘There Is No Statute Authorizing This’

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Austin, TX

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says an Obama-created amnesty program for young illegal aliens remains unconstitutional, saying that “there is no statute” for it.

In an interview with the New York Times, Paxton continued urging President Trump to end the Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) amnesty program, where more than 800,000 illegal aliens have protected status.

“It’s not about the policy; it’s about the Constitution,” Paxton said. “The fact is, there is no statute authorizing this.”

Attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, Idaho, West Virginia, Texas, along with the Governor of Idaho, signed a letter to the Trump Administration threatening a lawsuit against DACA, Breitbart Texas reported, if the program is not ended by September 5.

“We respectfully request that the Secretary of Homeland Security phase out the DACA program,” Paxton and the other state officials wrote in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Just like DAPA, DACA unilaterally confers eligibility for work authorization and lawful presence without any statutory authorization from Congress.”

While giving favorable coverage to the DACA program, the New York Times failed to mention any of the Americans who fell victims at the hands of DREAMers, the common title for illegal aliens protected by DACA.

In one case outlined by Breitbart Texas, a DREAMer was charged with brutally raping a Washington woman. The illegal alien allegedly attacked the woman, breaking her jaw, nose and ripped half of her ear off before raping her.

In another case, a DREAMer was convicted of killing two 6-year-old and 11-year-old girls in a hit-and-run as they were playing in a leaf pile.

Despite campaigning to shutter DACA, Trump has yet to end the program. The President is expected to make a next week.

Under DACA, illegal alien gang members and felons have been able to remain in the United States with their protected status. The open borders lobby, big business community and both political establishments have voiced opposition to any changes or an end to DACA.

For instance, Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced legislation that would make DACA permanent and are looking into immigration measures that would give amnesty to the estimated 12-30 million illegal aliens currently living in the U.S.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.