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Former President Barack Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) policy has faced another legal setback as U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled against it. However, the ultimate decision will likely rest with the U.S. Supreme Court. Although sympathetic to DACA recipients, Judge Hanen expressed concerns about the program’s legality and emphasized that Congress should address its deficiencies through legislation rather than relying on executive or judicial actions.
Critics argue that Obama overstepped his executive powers by implementing DACA through a 2012 memo instead of seeking congressional approval for amnesty. Hanen’s ruling prevents new applicants from receiving pardons but allows the program to continue for those already approved, impacting approximately 578,000 DACA beneficiaries.
A coalition of states sued to halt the program, claiming they incurred substantial costs providing services for amnesty recipients. Despite Democratic efforts to pass legislation to establish DACA permanently, these attempts have been blocked by Republicans.
The recent ruling by Judge Hanen marks another legal challenge to former President Obama’s DACA policy. While sympathetic to DACA recipients, the judge cited concerns about the program’s legality and called on Congress to address its shortcomings through legislation. This decision restricts the program from accepting new applicants but allows existing beneficiaries to maintain their status.
Critics argue that Obama should have sought congressional approval for amnesty rather than implementing it through executive action. The legal battle surrounding DACA’s fate continues, with Democrats attempting to establish the program permanently but facing opposition from Republicans.
The ultimate destiny of DACA now appears likely to rest in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, as it is expected that the ruling will be appealed to the highest judicial authority in the nation.