By: Kyle James | 05-02-2018 | News
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Texas And 6 Other States Are Suing To End "Dreamers" Program

A handful of states, seven to be exact, aren't happy with the Dreamers program and are suing to bring an end to it once and for all. The controversial Obama-era Dreamers program protects some young immigrants from deportation. The lawsuit was announced Tuesday and follows an order from a federal judge in Washington that forced the Trump Administration to resume the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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The Obama-era program protects young immigrants, commonly referred to as "Dreamers", from being deported but Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton threatened legal action over the last year if the program was not brought to an end. Now, Paxton's threat to pursue legal action has become a reality.

Texas along with Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia have joined in the lawsuit. Judge John D. Bates of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia said the Trump administration's push to end the Dreamer program, or DACA, was based on "virtually unexplained" grounds and called the rationale against the program "arbitrary and capricious". The judge gave the Department of Homeland Security 90 days to provide a better explanation for canceling the program.

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This newest lawsuit from six states is just the latest in a host of litigation related to the DACA program. Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California ordered the Trump administration to continue the program in January. Both sides are set on either ending the program or continuing it and it is likely there will not be a resolution until the Supreme Court weighs in.

What proponents of the DACA program leave out, is many of the people who remain in the <a href="">U.S. illegally under DACA are criminals.</a> Take Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros for example. Cinthya killed two young sisters in a hit-and-run car accident last year. They were age 6 and 11. Cinthya not only escaped prison time for the hit-and-run killings but she was allowed to remain in the country because of her DACA status. Another illegal immigrant who was shielded from deportation by DACA was arrested for sex crimes against a 3-year-old girl. Yet another "DREAMer" was arrested for killing a boy named Josh Wilkerson. Hermilio Moralez robbed and tortured Josh before driving him to a remote field and lighting him on fire.

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