“What we also saw in the DACA and DAPA cases is that there was forum shopping, and people go to that circuit and are able to get nationwide injunctions. So, to the extent your question is about implications outside those states, we have very recent cases as examples where cases were brought but had nationwide impact,” Lucius said.
(Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in June 2012 and DAPA (Deferred Action of Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) in November 2014. DACA protected some undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. DAPA granted deferred action status to some undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. since 2010 and have children who are American citizens or lawful residents. Texas and 35 others states sued the federal government, and the Fifth Circuit blocked these executive orders on immigrations from then-President Barack Obama in 2015.
said Oldham was “the architect of Texas’s strategy to block the expansion of DACA to additional Dreamers and parents of U.S. citizens or green card holders across the country.”
Daniel Goldberg, legal director for the Alliance for Justice, said Oldham is just one of many “narrow-minded elitists” appointed by Trump to “erode and eviscerate” critical rights and legal protections. He said that Trump knows his legislative agenda is going nowhere and that if he introduced legislation to repeal the Clean Air Act, millions of people would be outraged.
Instead, Goldberg suggested, Trump is stacking the courts with young ideologues who will destroy the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and worker protections through their rulings.
“This is a very conscious strategy of Donald Trump and the far right to weaken our laws through stacking the courts,” he told Yahoo News.