Cornyn Pans Texas Lawsuit to End DACA: ‘I Honestly Don’t Understand’

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has been looking for an immigration fix for years. But he doesn’t see one in Texas’ efforts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program that offers temporary status to hundreds of thousands of unauthorized immigrants.“I honestly don’t understand what the state is asking for” in filing a lawsuit to stop the program, Cornyn said Friday in Dallas. “Right now, the issue looks like it’s going all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. They’re gonna decide whether DACA can be ended.”In September, President Donald Trump moved to end DACA, prompting several legal challenges that are moving forward. Cornyn believes that Trump’s actions will be upheld, which will make it more urgent for Congress to act -- no matter what happens with Texas’ lawsuit.“I’m not sure what else this does,” Cornyn, who serves as the Senate majority whip, said about the suit. “It’s not a solution.”On Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit to end DACA, which was joined by six other states. He noted that Texas led a successful challenge to a similar program known as DAPA, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents.“Our lawsuit is about the rule of law, not the wisdom of any particular immigration policy,” Paxton said.  Continue reading...

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