By Duncan Smith
Donald Trump may have been impeached twice but neither instance was due to justifiable cause.
Trump’s impeachments were more than just “political” — they were driven by power-mad deep state types who saw him as a legitimate threat to their grip on power.
If anyone deserved to be impeached for all the right reasons such as abusing his office and violating the Constitution, it was Barack Obama.
But Obama not only played ball with the deep state, he left it alone and indeed allowed it to target his eventual successor.
We know that because we’ve seen the evidence, as most of our readers have.
One of Obama’s most blatantly unconstitutional abuses of power was his executive order formalizing the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, a.k.a. DACA.
It illegally changed existing immigration law and should never have been allowed to stand.
For his part, Trump tried to end the program the same way Obama began it — via executive order. But that turncoat on the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts, who hated Trump, struck down Trump’s repeal as ‘improper’ and against the law, if you can believe that.
Well, now a more rational federal judge has put the program on notice again — a George W. Bush appointee in Texas.
USA Features News reports:
A federal judge in Texas on Friday blocked the filing of new applications to an Obama-era program that protects migrants brought illegally into the U.S. as children from being deported, though he said the hundreds of thousands currently enrolled wouldn't be affected until further court rulings.
In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, a George W. Bush appointee, sided with several states that sued to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. They argued the program was unconstitutionally imposed by then-President Barack Obama in 2012.
Hanen ruled that DACA violated the Administrative Procedure Act when Obama created it but noted that since so many people are currently enrolled in the program — estimated to be about 650,000 people — he would temporarily stay his decision regarding the states' cases until further court rulings were issued.
'This consideration, along with the Government's assertion that it is ready and willing to try to remedy the legal defects of the DACA program, indicates that equity will not be served by a complete and immediate cessation of DACA,' Hanen wrote in the ruling.
'To be clear,' Hanen wrote, the order contains no requirements for the federal government to take 'any immigration, deportation or criminal action against any DACA recipient.'
Still, the judge found that the Department of Homeland Security's interpretation of statutes was 'overly broad' and those statutes did not carry the authority for the federal government to institute the program.
'DACA would grant lawful presence and work authorization to over a million people for whom Congress had made no provision and has consistently refused to make such a provision,' Hanen wrote.
This is a good first step. If we’re going to get our country back then we’re going to have to do it one federal case at a time, apparently.
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