DOJ Attorneys Tell District Court Amnesty Benefits Are Legal, Temporary — Other Officials Say The Opposite
MARCH 11, 2015
Judge Andrew Hanen, who ordered an injunction on President Obama’s amnesty plans involving DACA and DAPA benefits, called for the Department of Homeland Security to explain why it has already extended benefits to 100,000 illegal aliens. These benefits were distributed through a DACA extension, yet that extension should not have occurred since a full trial has yet to occur on the illegal enforcement of President Obama’s amnesty memo. Judicial Watch has mentioned in an amicus brief filed in this case that the reversal of these benefits would be difficult to achieve. Read more about where Judicial Watch stands on this issue here.
Below is a quote from the article that gives a clearer explanation of JW’s brief and where the DOJ attorneys stand on all of this:
The demand comes off the heels of a brief filed by Judicial Watch late last week warning the court that not only are the benefits prohibited under long-standing acts of Congress, but they would also be difficult to roll back if a ruling on the merits comes out in Texas’s favor. DOJ attorneys had been arguing the opposite: that DACA and DAPA’s amnesty and benefits can be rescinded anytime and therefore should be allowed to go ahead. As usual this is pure theatre and it’ll be interesting to see what other gems they’ll come up with in their response to Judge Hanen’s new order.