Texas Attorney General sues to end DACA & restore Separation of Powers The Left is screaming bloody murder – but every one of their objections is based on pure emotion.

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By Lynn Woolley

Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, is asking a federal judge for the Southern District of Texas to end the deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – for all the right reasons.

This is an example of an elected official doing the right thing to protect the Constitution and the American way of life.

The Left, as you might expect, is screaming bloody murder – but every one of their objections is based on pure emotion. Paxton is relying on rule of law and long-held principles contained in the Constitution that are being ignored by the Executive Branch and the Judiciary.

AG Ken Paxton at a press conference to recognize January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month on January 12, 2017. Photo: Marjorie Kamys Cotera (Texas Tribune)

Specifically, President Obama created the DACA law and he did it illegally.

Federal Judges that have refused to allow President Trump to end it are also acting illegally.

The sad thing is that members of Congress are standing on the sidelines doing nothing while Paxton fights on their behalf.

Paxton isn’t acting alone.

The state of Texas is joined by several other attorneys general – all from red states, including Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Every state should join in – even liberal AGs like Xavier Becerra of California. But Becerra is consumed with emotion and does not understand the constitutional issue.

The bigger question is why Congress has allowed its powers to be co-opted.

Under Obama, we reached a pointy where Obama pledge to use “his pen and his phone” to make laws when Congress would not pass his agenda.

Congress let him get away with it, just as they do nothing while a bevy of left-wing judges have literally assumed Trump’s powers to run foreign policy.

Video: President Barack Obama’s path around Congress will be a pen and phone, he said in remarks before a cabinet meeting on January 14, 2014.

So this suit had to happen.

This is a feather in Ken Paxton’s hat. Paxton has his own legal problems – but color me skeptical. Texas Democrats went after Kay Baily Hutchison, Tom Delay and Rick Perry. They succeeded in ruining DeLay’s career. Paxton, who may also be the subject of an unfair political court fight isn’t taking any flak. He’s fighting just as hard as they are.

In the meantime, he’s been an amazing AG – and this lawsuit, assuming it succeeds will return the United States to constitutional governance.

Meanwhile, liberals have nothing but their feelings.

Law is based on, well, law. That what Paxton says in his suit:

“Our lawsuit is about rule of law, not the wisdom of any particular immigration policy. Texas has argued for years that the federal executive branch lacks the power to unilaterally grant unlawfully present aliens lawful presence and work authorization.”

Exactly right. The DACA law crafted by Obama was a big step, creating a major change in American policy with potential changes to our culture. The people should have a say – at least through their elected officials. Obama took that away and he did it illegally.

The Left has no clothes. Here are some quotes from the Dallas Morning News’ story concerned liberal objections to Paxton’s suit:

• “Texas Dreamers [DACA recipients] contribute billions of tax dollars to our economy and make our communities stronger by serving as police officers, firefighters, and school teachers.” – Dallas Rep. Rafael Anchia, chairman of the Mexican America Legislative Caucus.
• “It is not only bad policy, it’s bad politics as strong majorities support DACA.” – Anchia
• The lawsuit is “…inhumane, hurts our communities, hurts our economy, and make us less safe. Texas deserves better.” — Former Dallas County Sheriff & current gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez.

Here’s the problem with their reasoning.    

It doesn’t matter how many people want them to stay.

Lupe Valdez ( Dallas News)

How many billions they contribute, or how many jobs they take or how deporting them might affect the country is irrelevant. If they believe those things to be true, they should work to change the law.

The meat of this lawsuit is what the law says – and the fact that a POTUS cannot create law. That is Congress’ job. The president is supposed to be the chief enforcer of the law. That’s what separation of powers is all about.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton – and 6 other AGs understand that. The fact that Democrats don’t is evident by the emotions that drive them and their views. So a big “thank you” to AG Paxton who has the sense to stand up for the Constitution – even if Congress won’t.


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