Sen. Ted Cruz: DACA Decision 'Is About 5 Justices Who Want Amnesty to Continue'

Susan Jones | June 19, 2020 | 6:47am EDT
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/AFP via Getty Images)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - "This was a disastrous week at the Court," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told Fox News's Laura Ingraham Thursday night.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Obama administration's DACA program, created by executive action, cannot be ended by the Trump administration, because the Trump administration didn't explain its reasons for ending the program well enough.

The opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts said, "All parties agree" that DHS "may" rescind DACA. "The dispute is instead primarily about the procedure the agency followed in doing so."

Cruz said Roberts is on the wrong side of this case, as well as an earlier Title VII decision involving LGBT rights in the workplace:

What this decision today is about, is about five justices who want amnesty to continue and they're hoping that the results in November will be a Democratic president that will ignore the law and continue amnesty.

This was a shameful decision today. And the Title VII decision you referenced was every bit as lawless. This is two in a row that have been really contrary to the oaths the justices take.

Cruz called Roberts' opinion "a joke."

He's playing games, because as you noted, not a single justice, none of the nine disputed that what Obama did was illegal. It was contrary to federal immigration law and they all agreed that Trump has the authority to reverse it.

And nevertheless, what they held today is that Trump is prevented from stopping breaking the law -- because Obama broke the law. And the game Roberts played is, he said, well, yes, yes, of course Trump has the authority to stop breaking the law, but he didn't explain it well enough.

And it's exactly the same thing -- a year ago, Roberts did the same thing, joining with the four liberals in a case striking down the Census, Where the Trump administration wanted to ask as part of the Census the question, "Are you a U.S. Citizen?" Now, we've asked a version of that question in just about every Census since 1820, literally for 200 years.

Roberts played the same game, he said, well,  of course you've got the authority to do this but the Commerce Department didn't explain their reasons well enough so we're striking it down.

And what he knew perfectly well is there wasn't time enough to do it again, so he ended up getting rid of the policy he didn’t like.

What this decision today is about is about five justices who want amnesty to continue and they're hoping that the results in November will be a democratic president that will ignore the law and continue amnesty.

This was a shameful decision today and the Title VII decision you referenced was every bit as lawless. This is two in a row that have been really contrary to the oaths the justices take.

The Title VII decision held that an employer who fires someone merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The ruling expanded the definition of "sex" in the 1964 law to include "gender identity."

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