This is a case that should have been tossed out of Federal District Court in the first instance. Instead, its stakes are now heightened enormously. If the justices approach their task as judges and not as politicians, the administration will easily prevail.
Of course, we know why it wasn't thrown out at the district level—because federal district judge Andrew Hanen’s court is a favorite destination for anti-immigrant nativists.
Now Ryan wants an election-year vote that puts all his members on record against President Obama's immigration actions, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). Lynn Tramonte, deputy director of America's Voice, summed it up best, saying, "By bringing the question to a vote, Speaker Ryan is attempting to co-opt the People's House to send his party's anti-immigrant message."
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