The President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme turned into a hot election issue according to an advisor to Mitt Romney who launched a lawsuit against these issues. Also Kris Kobach, an advisor to the Romney campaign on immigration have filled a lawsuit against Administration claiming that DACA made it impossible for them to do their jobs.
The Obama’s new decision DACA was introduced last week, allows illegal immigrants to stay away from deportation for two years with work permit.
The DACA programme is not allowing agents to do their jobs and they are duty bound, by federal law, to detain and verify illegal immigrants but federal appointees are restricting them to do so.
They also argue that the DACA programme “unconstitutionally usurps and encroaches upon the legislative powers of Congress.”
The lawsuit claims that laws can be made by Congress in the US. So for political reason President has introduced DACA program to attract votes from the Hispanic community. Many of Undocumented young immigrants belong to Hispanic ethnicity, the Republicans point out.
Mr Kobach told Fox News yesterday that “the Obama administration has ordered federal law enforcement agents to break the law, to ignore the laws that they’re supposed to enforce and, in the case of the ICE officers, to actually break federal laws that say you’re supposed to deport certain people. And in each case, the Obama administration seems to be doing so for political reasons.”
At present, Polling suggests that Obama has more support that is 63% compared to Romney’s Republicans have 28% Hispanic support.