Biden Lashes Out at MAGA Republicans After Court Ruling Goes Against Him
(TheRedWire.com) – Since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, federal courts have not been friendly to many of his executive actions. On Wednesday, October 5, the 5th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals struck another blow to the administration. It ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) violated the law. Former President Barack Obama first implemented the “Dreamers” program in 2012 after Congress refused to legalize and grant citizenship to children brought to the US illegally. After the ruling, Biden lashed out at MAGA Republicans.
In 2018, Texas led a coalition of states in a lawsuit against DACA. They argued the executive action was illegal. The court’s action on Wednesday solidified that point. The court ruled those currently enrolled in the program could remain but stated the government could not accept new applicants. In a statement released by the White House, the president expressed his disappointment in the decision.
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Biden blamed so-called MAGA Republicans for continually trying to strip DACA recipients of work authorizations and protections from deportation. Many DACA participants have been in the program since its inception and have never known any country as home except the US. The president said his administration would continue fighting against Republican attacks and called the challenge to the rule an “extreme agenda.” He called on Congress to pass a law giving Dreamers permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship.
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