SCOTUS on DAPA: Was it the right decision? | The Tylt
The Supreme Court overturned an executive decision, DAPA, which would have shielded nearly five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The decision came as part of a deadlock between the justices. The appeals court ruling remained in place after the Supreme Court justices were unable to break the tie.
Was DAPA an overreach by the Obama Administration?
DAPA was framed by its critics as an overreach of executive power.
“Today’s decision keeps in place what we have maintained from the very start: one person, even a president, cannot unilaterally change the law,” Texas attorney general Ken Paxton said in a statement.
The decision was seen as another example of President Obama's expansion of executive power, and another sign of his tendency to bypass the checks and balances in government.
Or was it the right thing to do?
Others see DAPA and the president’s actions as the only way to move forward. DAPA and other executive decisions were the only way things could be accomplished in the face of an uncooperative Congress. DAPA prevents families from being ripped apart, and lets people participate in the economy, thereby reducing exploitation and fraud. Quick action had to be taken.
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SCOTUS on DAPA: Was it the right decision?