DACA Should Be Overturned. A New Lawsuit Might Succeed in Doing That.

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A lawsuit filed Tuesday by Texas and six other states may finally result in the long-overdue termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which was created without legal authority by President Barack Obama in 2012 to allow children brought into the U.S. illegally to temporarily remain here under certain conditions.

The lawsuit does not address the question of whether allowing the roughly 700,000 illegal immigrants protected from deportation under DACA is a good policy or a bad one. Instead, the suit contends correctly that Obama exceeded his authority under law and under the Constitution to create DACA without the approval of Congress and …

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