Trustees of Princeton University/NAACP v. United States
The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in federal district court in Washington, DC, defending President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Princeton University, citing its financial investment in some students who are DACA beneficiaries, is suing the Trump administration for winding down the program the Obama administration started.
IRLI argues in its brief that, from the beginning, DACA was an invalid rule that had no authorization from Congress; instead, it was a bold-faced refusal by then-President Obama to enforce our immigration laws. The prior administration simply substituted its judgment for Congress’s, IRLI argues, and decided for itself that a class of illegal aliens that Congress had slated for removal should be able to live and work in the United States without fear of deportation.