Cruz To Introduce Bill To Stop DACA

July 17th, 2014

Senator Ted Cruz has indicated he will introduce a bill that would prevent the Federal Government from complying with President’s Deferred Action policy. Here is the key part:

No agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government may use Federal funding or resources— (1) to consider or adjudicate any new or previously denied application of any alien requesting consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, as authorized by Executive memorandum on Au- gust 15, 2012

This bill has zero prospect of passing, though it is interesting to think that Congress needs to pass a statute to force the President to enforce the law as written. I suppose this is one possible alternative to suing the President for non-enforcement of the law. Though, I’m sure the President would veto it.