Trump’s Former DHS Chief Helped Weaken Rescission of Obama’s DACA that Led to SCOTUS Ruling

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24 July 2020
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The former Acting Secretary for President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) admits that she helped weaken the legal case for the administration’s rescission of former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

In September 2017, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama’s DACA program that has allowed nearly 800,000 illegal aliens to remain in the U.S.

At the time, then-Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke — a former DHS official under former President George W. Bush — signed the inter-agency memo to end DACA but now admits she purposefully helped weaken its legal standing by not putting any policy reasons for the program’s rescission.

Duke said she wanted Congress to pass a DACA amnesty to make sure the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens enrolled in the program could permanently remain in the U.S....