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Trump Hides Behind Erroneous Legal Conclusion To Dismantle DACA

September 5, 2017

On news today that the Trump Administration has decided to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Constitutional Accountability Center President Elizabeth Wydra issued the following reaction:

This Administration cannot hide behind the excuse of DACA being "unlawful." It is not. The Obama Administration acted fully within its constitutional and statutory authority when it recognized that these young people should be able to live, work, and dream just like any other American.

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Resources:

CAC brief in U.S. v. Texas explaining why both DAPA and DACA are lawful programs: 
https://www.theusconstitution.org/sites/default/files/briefs/United_States_v_Texas_Amicus_Brief_Final.pdf

"No, Trump does not lack authority to protect ‘dreamers’," Andrew Pincus, Washington Post, September 1, 2017: 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/no-trump-does-not-lack-authority-to-protect-dreamers/2017/09/01/4567c876-8f28-11e7-84c0-02cc069f2c37_story.html 

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Constitutional Accountability Center (www.theusconstitution.org) is a think tank, public interest law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution's text and history.

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