DACA, like DAPA before it is unconstitutional. Although Barack Obama could dictate how immigration laws were enforced, he was not allowed to give illegal aliens rights not guaranteed by the constitution or congress.
DAPA has already gone through the court system, all the way to the Supreme Court and has been ended because it’s unconstitutional. DACA falls into the exact same category in that Obama granted illegals work permits and access to government programs for which they are not entitled. Mexico has now filed a friend of the court brief urging SCOTUS to keep DACA intact.
The court will hear oral arguments this coming Tuesday.
The Mexican government is urging the Supreme Court to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, telling the justices that supporting DACA recipients is an important goal of Mexican foreign policy.
The justices will hear arguments over President Donald Trump’s bid to terminate DACA on Tuesday. Mexico filed an amicus (or “friend of the court”) brief in the case, saying it has a “legitimate, substantial and compelling interest to protect the rights of its citizens.”
It’s citizens do not have these rights.
“Mexico’s government has supported DACA beneficiaries and Mexican nationals living in the United States by holding clinics, providing funding and access to competent legal counsel in connection to the application process under DACA,” the brief reads. It goes on to note that Mexican consular officials have assisted approximately 30,000 DACA recipients with “obtaining the necessary documents and, in some cases, providing economic assistance to apply for DACA.”
Approximately 80% of DACA’s 800,000 recipients are Mexican nationals.
The brief offers an array of policy-based justifications for maintaining DACA. For example, the Mexican government noted that DACA helps its nationals and their U.S.-born children access needed social services.
“DACA recipients are over 12% more likely to ensure that their U.S. citizen children access resources to which U.S. citizens are entitled, such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), than parents without DACA protections,” the brief reads, citing a Johns Hopkins study. “WIC is considered one of the most successful anti-poverty programs for children in the United States.”