How Will the Fifth Circuit Rule on DACA and DAPA?
It has been more that five months since the President gave this speech. The programs have been blocked by litigation, instead of allowing full implementation. Last Friday, the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments regarding the injunctions. I do believe that the Fifth Circuit will overrule the injunctions for the following reasons:
1. The injunction is very broad. This point was made by the government in its appeal. i do believe that such blanket injunction is very restrictive and is more injurious than the states are willing to admit.
2. The states lack standing. The Fifth Circuit ruled, in a similar case, that the State of Alabama lacked standing because the alleged injury was speculative. I believe that this is a similar case.
3. Immigration should remain a federal matter and the Court will be establishing a dangerous precedent if it allows the injunctions to go forward.
Hopefully, I am right.