Judge Hanen’s ruling that declared Obama’s DACA program unconstitutional is under fire from open-border activists, stating amnesty for illegal aliens is of utmost importance.
On Friday, Hanen ruled that the Obama administration illegally implemented the DACA program. Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens have been shielded from deportation. Hanen orders the program to be shut down to new illegal alien applicants.
The open-borders organizations are blasting the ruling while demanding Congress pass an amnesty to continue DACA in the United States.
“This ruling is wrong and is subject to appeal. But Dreamers’ futures shouldn’t be in the hands of the courts,” the American Civil Liberties Union’s Omar Jadwat said in a statement:
It is absolutely urgent that Congress acts now through the budget reconciliation process to provide Dreamers and other undocumented members of our communities with reliable status and a pathway to citizenship. [Emphasis added]
CASA’s Gustavo Torres said in a statement that his group “is furious that Judge Hanen has once again attacked the immigrant community from the bench” and vowed to “fight back against this terrible decision.”
“Nothing should be more urgent than for Congress to move on citizenship for all, including DACA holders, immediately,” Torres continued.
The group United We Dream, linked to billionaire George Soros, wrote that Hanen’s ruling is “vindictive and cruel,” pleading with Senate Democrats to use the filibuster-proof maneuver known as reconciliation to pass amnesty, as only majority support by the Senate would be needed.
“Just this week, Senate Democrats included a pathway to citizenship for millions in their proposed budget resolution, which was a direct result of our movement’s power,” United We Dream’s Greisa Martinez Rosas said. “Democrats must act now to make citizenship a reality.”
The powerful mass migration lobbying organization, the American Immigration Council, claimed Hansen’s ruling underscores the necessity for Congress to pass amnesty:
Despite the fact that the legality of DACA has already been settled by multiple courts, Judge Hanen has now done what the Trump administration tried unsuccessfully for years. Congress has a unique opportunity to finally do what is right, not just for DACAmented youth but also for the millions of people who have been forced to live in the shadows for far too long. The time is now. [Emphasis added]
Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) suggests President Biden is on board with slipping an amnesty through Congress via the filibuster-proof reconciliation maneuver.
If Democrats push amnesty into budget via reconciliation, it would be up to Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough to halt the plan due to it not being budget-related but actually altering the federal immigration law. MacDonough stopped the Democrats from increasing the federal minimum wage via reconciliation.
A DACA amnesty would put more U.S.-born children of illegal aliens — commonly referred to as “anchor babies” — on federal welfare, as Breitbart News reported, while American taxpayers would potentially be left with a $26 billion bill.
Additionally, about one in five DACA illegal aliens, after an amnesty, would end up on food stamps, while at least one in seven would go on Medicaid.
At the southern border, a DACA amnesty has the potential to trigger a border surge that could triple the number of illegal aliens pouring through the border. Since DACA’s inception, more than 2,100 program recipients have been kicked off because they were identified as either criminals or gang members.