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AG Pax­ton Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief in Sup­port of Trump Admin­is­tra­tion’s Plan to Phase Out DACA

“Texas has successfully argued at all levels of the federal judiciary that the federal executive branch lacks the power to unilaterally grant lawful presence to unlawfully present aliens” Attorney General Paxton said. “Left intact, DACA would set a dangerous precedent by giving the executive branch sweeping authority to circumvent Congress and change our nation's immigration laws. Today, consistent with the rule of law and the principle of separation of powers, Congress has an opportunity to act.”

January 25, 2018