WASHINGTON — After the U.S. Supreme Court rejected President Donald Trump’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), several groups and lawmakers began voicing their opinions.
Trump didn’t hold back in his assessment of the court’s work, hitting hard at a political angle.
“These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives. We need more Justices or we will lose our 2nd Amendment & everything else. Vote Trump 2020!” he wrote on Twitter, apparently including the LGBT ruling as well.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement Thursday.
“We are disappointed with today’s SCOTUS decision, but it does not resolve the underlying issue that President Obama’s original executive order exceeded his constitutional authority,” said Paxton. “We look forward to continuing litigating that issue in our case now pending in the Southern District of Texas.”
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa also released a statement.
“It is fiercely American to look out and protect one another. Our DREAMers have always deserved the same protections as anybody else and now they will get those protections they deserve. We applaud the Supreme Court for making the right decision,” said Hinojosa. “Diversity is America’s greatest strength. The United States is a nation built by immigrants. DREAMers embody American values and contribute to the strength and resilience of the United States every single day.
The American Civil Liberties Union released a statement from Andrea Flores, deputy director of immigration policy.
“Today, we celebrate but know that the fight is not over. For nearly three years, DACA recipients have lived in a legal limbo brought on by the Trump administration,” said Flores. “The House of Representatives has already passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, and it is incumbent upon the Senate to do the same to permanently protect Dreamers. We won’t rest until Dreamers can.”
Many on Thursday, posted their thoughts on Twitter.