Dallas County DA Partners With Texas AG On Voter Fraud Investigation

Cheryl Sanders
June 30, 2017

This followed a decision by the Trump Administration earlier this month to nullify the part of the policy that had never gone into operation, affecting immigrant parents of children who are US citizens or who have a legal right to stay permanently in the country.

Trump campaigned on a promise to stop the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, but he hasn't done so yet ― although his administration has officially rescinded a similar program meant to protect undocumented parents of US citizens and lawful permanent residents.

The AG's want the department to stop issuing or renewing DACA permits.

In a statement, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said it took encouragement from the diminished number of attorneys general signing onto the DACA letter, and urged Trump not to "cave in to the toothless threat" of legal action. In fact, he's actually threatening the Trump administration.

The 10-state coalition is giving the Trump administration until September 5 to rescind DACA and not renew or issue any new DACA permits in the future - or Paxton said the coalition will press on with its lawsuit against the program now pending in the District Court for the Southern District of Texas. "Butch" Otter, declared that DACA is unlawful because it grants work permits and legal status to people without Congressional authorization. The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where justices agreed that Obama's executive order was unconstitutional.

The civil rights group said it is now exploring legal options to challenge Paxton should he take DACA to court or should the USA government voluntarily halt the program.

If the new Administration agrees to the letter's demands by September 5, the states' letter said, they would voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit that had prevented enforcement of the 2014 provisions.

"We respectfully request that the Secretary of Homeland Security phase out the DACA program", Paxton said in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, using the acronym for the program.

"I'm confident that he and his investigative and prosecutorial units are committed to assisting us, committed to helping us deal with this issue and get to the bottom of what's happening here in Dallas County as they have done so in other areas in Texas". That letter has not yet been filed with the district court in Texas.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will lead the charge to end an Obama-era program that granted relief to so-called "Dreamers", undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

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