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But they’re all valedictorians and entrepreneurs: Illegal aliens amnestied by Obama sue for right to welfare

There is no group of people showered with more adulation than those granted amnesty under Obama’s illegal “DACA” program. Even Republicans speak approvingly of the “dreamers,” and there is near-consensus among the political class to protect “DACA,” as if it were a statute passed unanimously by Congress (like immigration enforcement laws!) or enshrined in the Constitution. For years, we were told that these people were the greatest among us, people who are valedictorians and are destined for a bright future. Well, if that is the case, why are they suing us to access welfare?

Yesterday, Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and CASA de Maryland filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against the Trump administration’s new rule, which finally enforces our public charge laws in our legal immigration system.

So, who are the parties to the lawsuit? Two illegal aliens! They are suing a law that is designed to protect taxpayers from giving green cards to those who are likely to become a financial burden. The problem is these two illegal aliens, although granted DACA amnesty by Obama, have no ability to get a green card. Aside from the absurd notion of suing Trump for partially enforcing a much stronger law, there quite literally is no standing in this case. Yet they are now treating DACA as if it is a legal category making illegal immigrants eligible for green cards.


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