Trump Warns That if SCOTUS Rules Against Him on DACA, It Would Be Worse Than Democrats May Realize

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President Donald Trump seemed at least somewhat optimistic as he faced a potential Supreme Court challenge to his decision to halt a controversial immigration program.

Trump sparked a political firestorm when he initially decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last year before facing a series of court decisions blocking the administration from implementing the decision.

The program started under former President Barack Obama and, according to some, was unconstitutional in that it appeared to be a power grab by the executive branch on immigration policy.

Although Trump said he thought the Supreme Court should rule against Obama creating the program, he warned that doing so would give him “tremendous power.”

“If the Supreme Court rules that President Obama was wrong, which they should because — by the way, if he was right, then I’ve been given tremendous power,” he said Wednesday.

Watch Trump’s comments below:

He added that “if President Obama is allowed to do what he did on DACA, then I’m allowed to do whatever I want to do on things that, you know, probably a president […] doesn’t have the right to do,”

Trump’s comments came amid a government shutdown started by the inability of Congress and the White House to compromise on immigration. Many congressional Democrats have long pushed for Congress to help DACA recipients and opposed the billions of dollars in funding that Trump requested for a southern border wall.

The Democrats seemed unwilling to budge on that last provision, but Trump has indicated he would be open to trading wall funding for a deal on DACA.

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Donna Bertone
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No chain migration, no anchor babies, clarify the 14th ammenment, no DACA, use the demand in increase spending for the wall. Veto any other bill. End Welfare for non citizens, social security for non citizens, and no tax money returns. Use that money to build the wall as well. Tax the Western Union money shipped to home countries by 40 percent. They will self deport. Also, reinstate everify.

MariaRose Randazzo
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This is merely letting the Democrats know very clearly, they need to offer a better solution than just following the continuation of an already inadequate solution (DACA). They already tried this without creating a clear path of resolving citizenship.

Kathy Ann Henhaffer Rowan
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I agree with the president and I stand behind him on what he does .. That’s why I voted for him..

Joel Coffeen
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Let’s see what was that old saying, oh ya I remember. What’s good for the Goose is good for the Gander.

Mitchell Ivey
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He makes a very valid point about separation of powers that the party in power always seems to overlook at the precedents set. We really need to reset and get back to the way the Constitution has established the governments roles.

deb
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President Trump is correct. SCOTUS must rule DACA unconstitutional because it was simply an EO. If they do not, President Trump may do anything he wishes through EO just like Nobama did.

Jodi WB
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I’m personally in favour of exchanging a DACA agreement for wall funding. There will be cost savings as far as welfare benefits healthcare and incarceration/law enforcement of illegals. If some kind of legal path to citizenship could be enacted them I am supportive of it. The caveat being that no country can support hordes of unvetted people burdening our infrastructure and tax payer supported benefits for those who do not contribute toward them. Perhaps collecting taxes,mandating assimilation

Screwtape
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Here’s a possible solution. Use an executive order giving them “resident alien” status. This means they can’t vote and are still subject to deportation.

End-run around the Dims, depriving them of a bargaining chip. Satisfy those who sympathize with these cheaters. Avoid the SCOTUS, which IS a gamble unless you stand up to them and say “I’m the president. The constitution says I have the power to do this, just like you let Obama get away with his EO. I defy you.” Civil War 2.0.

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