Graham says Trump should be allowed to undo DACA order

Greg Nash

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday that President Trump should be allowed to repeal Obama-era protections for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. 

“If our current president (Trump) cannot repeal or replace an Executive Order of the prior president (Obama), then the most recent presidential election is nullified,” Graham tweeted Tuesday after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case over the matter in question. 

Graham added that he finds it “hard to believe” the court “would deny President Trump the ability to cancel an Obama-era Executive Order on immigration.”

“The way to solve the DACA issue has ALWAYS been through legislation, not an Executive Order,” he said. 

The justices are divided over whether to allow Trump to end protections under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program protects nearly 700,000 undocumented young adult immigrants from deportation. 

Questions from conservative justices during oral arguments suggested they appear to think the administration has supplied legally sound reasons for eliminating DACA. Many of the court’s liberal members suggested they view the DACA repeal as within the court’s purview. 

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