GOP lawmaker asks Trump to intervene on DREAMers
A GOP lawmaker on Tuesday asked President Donald Trump to step in to stop a court ruling that could allow more than 300 DREAMer children from attending the federal school system in California.
Lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee introduced the resolution in a procedural vote that also called for a hearing.
“The administration should immediately intervene to prevent the court from issuing an order that will further jeopardize the security of our children and the security and welfare of our community,” Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) wrote in a letter to the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security.
“We call on the president to intervene immediately.”
He added, “We urge the administration to ensure that the court’s order is not issued before the commencement of the 2019-2020 school year.”
Lawmakers are asking the Justice and Homeland Security departments to provide “detailed guidance” to the administration on the issue.
The resolution follows a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge in Los Angeles that granted DREAM recipients a stay of deportation in a case brought by two immigrant rights organizations.
The ruling last week said the order should be blocked.
Trump has been criticized for not immediately lifting the stay, which allows DREAM immigrants to apply for legal status but bars them from voting or voting in federal elections.
Trump has been in a war of words with the administration over the case, with the president accusing DREAM-eligible parents of illegally voting and the president calling the ruling a “massive win for amnesty.”