A Texas judge's decision has halted deferred action even in states that didn't oppose it.
"When public officials say it, others feel they can join in in this hate speech," said Amanda Alvarado Ford, immigration
In a short June 23 order, the Supreme Court dashed the hopes of millions that the justices would overturn the injunction blocking implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Undocumented immigrants eager to seek relief under Obama’s executive actions could expose themselves to Trump’s mass deportation
Among other things, he ordered Attorney General Loretta Lynch to look out for the ethics of government lawyers.
A ruling against DAPA and expanded DACA will not only affect immigrant families, but all families, and it'll send a message of hate to U.S. citizen children whose parents are vulnerable to deportation.
The case can only be understood in the context of politics, not law. It is part of a strategy of obstruction against Obama on one of the right's signal issues. That Texas is the lead litigant is unsurprising.
It's worth asking: Do Kasich's actions as governor of Ohio match his kinder gentler tone on the presidential campaign trail? Unfortunately, not so much.
Every day, this country, forged by immigrants and stamped as the land of opportunity, menaces its youngest citizens like Cesar and Jonathan.
But a new legal challenge is already in the works.
It just became much more likely that the president will get his immigration plan reviewed by the justices.