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SCOTUS Rules Trump Admin’s Plan To End DACA Illegal. Here’s What You Need To Know.

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The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Thursday that the Trump administration’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program illegal. There are currently nearly 700,000 DACA recipients in the U.S., according to estimates from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

“We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote of the decision. “The wisdom of those decisions is none of our concern. We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action.”

The DACA program allows undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children to legally live and work in the country.

The order was implemented under the Obama administration in 2012 by executive authority as Republicans in Congress took issue with some of the demands in the pending legislation at the time.

“Now, both parties wrote this legislation,” Obama said at the time. “And a year and a half ago, Democrats passed the DREAM Act in the House, but Republicans walked away from it. It got 55 votes in the Senate, but Republicans blocked it. The bill hasn’t really changed. The need hasn’t changed. It’s still the right thing to do. The only thing that has changed, apparently, was the politics.”

He added, “As I said in my speech on the economy yesterday, it makes no sense to expel talented young people, who, for all intents and purposes, are Americans — they’ve been raised as Americans; understand themselves to be part of this country — to expel these young people who want to staff our labs, or start new businesses, or defend our country simply because of the actions of their parents — or because of the inaction of politicians.”

The Trump administration ordered the phased end to the program in 2017 when former Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security saying that DACA “was effectuated by the previous administration through executive action, without proper statutory authority and with no established end-date, after Congress’ repeated rejection of proposed legislation that would have accomplished a similar result. Such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch.”

Moreover, Sessions warned that the policy “has the same legal and constitutional defects that the courts recognized as to DAPA, it is likely that potentially imminent litigation would yield similar results with respect to DACA.”

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke then moved to phase out DACA. In 2017, Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen issued a memo clarifying DHS’s position siding with the Trump administration.

Trump wrote of Thursday’s Supreme Court’s decision on Twitter, saying it was “horrible & politically charged,” and later asked, “Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn’t like me?”

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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Andy Biggs, R-AZ, said in a statement Thursday that Congress that “Former President Obama’s action was unlawful, unconstitutional, and created chaos and uncertainty in our immigration system. Even though the Roberts decision today found that the Trump administration’s rescission of DACA violated the APA, it is ironic that the Obama administration’s decision was made completely unilaterally – and not under the APA. Thankfully, no justice found that DACA could NOT be rescinded if the APA issue was corrected.”

He added, “I’m extremely disappointed in this decision and in Chief Justice John Roberts for continuing to side with our liberal justices and against the rule of law. Our nation is a nation of laws, and those laws must be upheld in order to maintain order throughout our union.”

“DACA obliterates that order and serves to incentivize more illegal immigrants to cross into our nation with hopes of receiving some reprieve from the federal government. Former President Obama disregarded his oath of office and responsibility to the rule of law when establishing DACA, and Chief Justice Roberts has proven himself unworthy of his oath. Americans should be outraged by this decision, and I urge President Trump and members of his administration to uphold the rule of law and fight against any amnesty to illegal immigrations.”

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Trump: Tanks to Ukraine could escalate to use of ‘NUKES’

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Former President Donald Trump stated bluntly on Truth Social,  “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”

Trump was referring to the escalation of war in Ukraine. He, like many other commentators and lawmakers, are warning that the decision to continue sending weapons – and now tanks – could potentially lead to the use of “nuclear weapons.”

It’s mission creep and it’s dangerous, they say.

Why? Because Russian President Valdimir Putin has indicated in two different speeches that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, if needed. Those warnings are not just bluster but a very real possibility.

And the escalation of war is visible.

Russia launched 55 missiles strikes across Ukraine Thursday, leaving 11 dead. The strikes come one day after the United States and Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine in an effort to aide the country. 47 of the 55 missiles were shot down according to Ukraine’s Air Force command.

Eleven lives were lost and another 11 were injured additionally leaving 35 buildings damaged in the wake of the attacks. According to The New York Times, Denys Shmyhal, said in a post on Telegram. “The main goal is energy facilities, providing Ukrainians with light and heat,” he said.

Ukraine is now demanding that they need F-16 fighter jets. In a post on twitter Ukrainian lawmaker, Oleksiy Goncharenko said, “Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.”

The US has abstained from sending advanced jets in the chances that a volatile decision could foster more dangerous attacks like former President Trump’s post on Truth referred to. If the US did authorize the decision to lend Ukraine the F-16 jets Netherlands’ foreign minister, Wopke Hoekstra, would be willing to supply them. According to The New York Times, Hoekstra told Dutch lawmakers, “We are open-minded… There are no taboos.”

F-16 fighter jets are complex to work on, they are not the average aircraft that can be learned in a matter of weeks. It can take months for pilots to learn how to fly these birds. European and US officials have the concern that Ukrainian forces could potentially use the jets to fly into Russian airspace and launch attacks on Russian soil.

Western allies are trying to avoid such a provocation, because that could lead to nuclear warfare in reference to what Putin has said he would do to defend his country.

 

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