In a series of tweets, Trump asked the Supreme Court to strike down DACA even before the court has heard arguments on “the legality of Trump’s termination of the Obama-era program.”
Trump believes that if the Court strikes down DACA, Congress will act quickly to save the program and negotiate with him on a better deal.
Based on Trump’s past deal making, ‘success’ stories, more than likely 700K DACA recipients could face deportation to countries they know nothing about. The United States is the only country they recognize as home.
During this year’s fall term, SCOTUS will hear three cases relating to DACA that lower courts have ruled Trump acted illegally.
In one of his tweets, Trump lied, again, and claimed President Obama said he lacked the authority to sign the Executive Order that granted DACA recipients the right to stay in the US. According to PolitiFact that Trump’s claim is bogus.
“In the absence of any immigration action from Congress to fix our broken immigration system, what we’ve tried to do is focus our immigration enforcement resources in the right places,” Obama said June 15, 2012. “This is not a path to citizenship. It’s not a permanent fix. This is a temporary stopgap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, patriotic young people.”
Obama did urge Congress to act, saying, “There is still time for Congress to pass the DREAM Act this year, because these kids deserve to plan their lives in more than two-year increments.”