Just when we thought we had been rid of the worst of the Obama administration, they come back to haunt us. Recall former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, affectionately known in conservative circles as ‘Big Sis’ for her big government ideology which she made little effort to hide. Napolitano is back and fighting on behalf of the California university system and the thousands of illegal aliens who attend schools in the system. Her new lawsuit against the Trump administration alleges that the end of DACA — which she helped to craft — in six months will force illegal students to ‘face expulsion from the only country that they call home’. The real story here is that the California university system gets hundreds of millions of dollars from federal grants and loans to support exorbitant tuition fees both for legal and illegal students. The end of DACA means the end of an important gravy train for the left coast.
Here’s more from LA Times…
The University of California sued the Trump administration Friday for rescinding protections for immigrant students without legal status, saying it unconstitutionally violates their rights on “nothing more than unreasoned executive whim.”
The lawsuit filed in the northern district of California is the first legal effort by a university to block the Trump administration’s decision to end protection from deportation of nearly 800,000 young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally before age 16, completed high school-level education and stayed out of trouble.
UC President Janet Napolitano, who was an architect of the program in 2012 as U.S. Homeland Security secretary, said the decision to sue the federal government was not taken lightly. The 10-campus system educates about 4,000 students — with teachers, researchers and healthcare providers — who are in the country illegally.
“It is imperative, however, that we stand up for these vital members of the UC community,” Napolitano said in statement. “They represent the best of who we are — hard working, resilient and motivated high achievers. To arbitrarily and capriciously end the DACA program, which benefits our country as a whole, is not only unlawful, it is contrary to our national values and bad policy.
“As a result of the defendants’ actions, the Dreamers face expulsion from the only country that they call home, based on nothing more than unreasoned executive whim,” the complaint reads.