Data works against Obama's amnesty arguments in Supreme Court
Obama amnesty undercut by sky-high applications approval rate for DreamersAs the court hears this case, a tie would go against the administration's efforts because the Fifth Circuit has already upheld the case brough by Texas and other states agains the amnesty.
For Mr. Obama, the key to his argument is that he is not rewriting the law but only offering guidance on how to prioritize enforcement. He insists his officers still have discretion in every case to grant or deny amnesty, even if someone meets all the criteria for the program, known in governmentspeak as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
But his opponents say the 93 percent approval rate undercuts that argument.
“It tells me that they’re rubber-stamping DACA applications. Any program that four years after its initiation is still approving 93 percent of applicants is a program that doesn’t have very high standards,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for an immigration crackdown.