Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office said yesterday that Texas and the nine other states will not delay the Sept. 5 deadline for Pres. Trump to end DACA. If the administration continues to issue work permits under DACA the 10 states will amend their current DAPA case to include DACA.
According to a CNN report the Trump administration asked for an extension on the DACA deadline in the wake of Texas being hit by Hurricane Harvey.
“The court-ordered deadline in DACA was set several weeks ago, and we are completely prepared to comply with it on September 5,” Kayleigh Lovvorn, a Paxton spokeswoman, said in an email.
When asked yesterday if Pres. Trump has decided to end DACA, White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee said a decision has yet to be made.
“This is under review — there are a lot of components that need to be looked at — and once a decision is made, we will certainly let you guys know,” she told reporters.
Immigration attorney David Leopold said, “If they include it in the lawsuit in Texas, we all know how this goes. Judge Hanen has already ruled that [DAPA/extended DACA] violated the law, and he’s going to do the same thing to DACA. My guess is that Judge Hanen, in fact, will put a hold on DACA … at a minimum, he would stop or restrain renewal of [work permits provided by] DACA.”
Read more on this story at The Texas Tribune.
Updated: Fri, Sep 15th 2017 @ 9:20am EDT