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Pax­ton Files Motion in Fed­er­al Court to End Unlaw­ful Biden DACA Rule

Attorney General Paxton is building upon his previous efforts to end President Biden’s unlawful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program by filing a motion for summary judgment in his case against the federal government.  

February 01, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Leads Coali­tion to Defeat DACA After Biden Admin­is­tra­tion Attempts to Sal­vage the Ille­gal Immi­gra­tion Policy

Attorney General Paxton is leading a coalition of states in pushing back against the Biden Administration’s attempts to save the illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program.  

December 16, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Once Again Vic­to­ri­ous in Fed­er­al Court After Suing to End Feds’ Unlaw­ful DACA Policy

The New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has affirmed that the President lacked the legal authority to institute the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after the policy was challenged by a coalition led by Attorney General Ken Paxton.  

October 13, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files for Nation­wide Pre­lim­i­nary Injunc­tion to Halt the Unlaw­ful Oba­ma-Era DACA Program

“It's a travesty of justice that three unelected federal judges are forcing the Trump administration to leave an unlawful program like DACA in place indefinitely,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Activist judges should not stand in the way of the president fulfilling his constitutional duty. Our coalition is confident it will prevail with its lawsuit to end DACA, but in the meantime, the federal government must be enjoined from issuing or renewing any DACA permits under this unlawful program.”

May 02, 2018

AG Pax­ton Leads 7‑State Law­suit Chal­leng­ing the Unlaw­ful Oba­ma-Era DACA Program

“Our lawsuit is about the rule of law, not the wisdom of any particular immigration policy,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Texas has argued for years that the federal executive branch lacks the power to unilaterally grant unlawfully present aliens lawful presence and work authorization. Left intact, DACA sets a dangerous precedent by giving the executive branch sweeping authority to ignore the laws enacted by Congress and change our nation's immigration laws to suit a president's own policy preferences.”

May 01, 2018