A San Francisco judge – possibly, uh, not a big President Trump supporter – decided Tuesday that Trump’s order ending Barack Obama’s DACA amnesty had to wait until lawsuits challenging the current president’s move had worked their way through the system.
Trump announced in September that he was rescinding the “dreamers” amnesty effective in March because Obama’s original order was an unconstitutional end-run around Congress, which should have handled the issue. Trump and lawmakers are now under a deadline to get a deal done on DACA before March. Or so they thought.
Increasingly under Trump, the judiciary has decided that it is also running the executive branch, since according to Democrats and the press, Trump is not qualified to do so, his policies are racist, etc., etc.
Obama took a risk when he decided that, since Congress wouldn’t pass his agenda, he’d rule by executive fiat. The risk was that executive actions could be overturned by a succeeding president. Democrats are working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen.
“We find this decision to be outrageous, especially in light of the President’s successful bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members at the White House on the same day,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in a statement Wednesday morning. “An issue of this magnitude must go through the normal legislative process. President Trump is committed to the rule of law, and will work with members of both parties to reach a permanent solution that corrects the unconstitutional actions taken by the last administration.”