White House: DACA benefits ‘illegal immigrants en masse’

White House: DACA benefits 'illegal immigrants en masse'
© Greg Nash

The White House is blasting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as benefitting “illegal immigrants en masse” in its reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision not to enter the legal fray.

“The DACA program — which provides work permits and myriad government benefits to illegal immigrants en masse — is clearly unlawful. The district judge’s decision unilaterally to re-impose a program that Congress had explicitly and repeatedly rejected is a usurpation of legislative authority,” deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah said in a statement on Monday.

“The fact that this occurs at…

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