Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending DACA

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation.

The 5-4 ruling was written by Chief Justice John Roberts

The ruling:


Every Catholic should hail this decision. Welcoming the immigrant is commanded by God more often than anything else in scripture. Even more often than loving God.

At no point in scripture does God allow us to turn our back on immigrants because they “didn’t come the right way,” “they are economic refugees,” “they might be members of MS-13,” or any of the other excuses we’ve come up with to justify denying safe harbor to immigrants.


Not to mention the fact that when you conquer huge swaths of land from another country these things tend to happen. Trying to keep Mexicans out of the US is stupid and bound to fail.


I don’t understand this.

Are you saying that the land was originally Mexico, so keeping Mexicans out is impossible?

I’m saying when you artificially impose borders on what was once common land you run into problems. The flow of people from one area to another is natural. Borders don’t change this as much as they’d like to.

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God bless. May St. Joseph protect them

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I wonder when the Trump administration is going to get tired of “winning”

So much “winning” this week. Truly wonderful.

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Much of the SW USA was part of Mexico previously.


6 Wins
79 Losses

Yes, when?

There is something to note about the wins.
They were not Partisan.

3 wins decided by a Democrat nominated Judge
2 wins decided by a Republican nominated Judge
1 win decided by a Magistrate.

Of course, that wasn’t the question.

That land was conquered because Mexico refused to abide by their word given to the Republic of Texas. So because they refuse again to honor treaties and border controls, we should just let them have their way?

America conquered the land and paid for it afterwards in the treaty. It belongs to the US.

If you want to make a claim about God, surely you can back it up by posting the relevant Scriptural passages?

There was also the issue of slavery and British recognition of Texas, a state religion which alienated the many Protestants who immigrated there, etc. There’s also the issue of a group speaking in the name of the ‘people’ among which were many who didn’t agree with them.

I posted another thread about a little known tidbit of history in the conquest of Mexico here.

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As I pointed out in the thread on the American Revolution, you had a group of steadfast supporters, a group of diehard opponents, and a bunch of people who lacked the courage to make a stand, and waited until a winner was declared.

So to sum up, the Texas Revolution from the Mexican side. Mexico invited a bunch of immigrants who did not assimilate and when they decided their interests were no longer represented by the government, they established their own.*

Then when Mexico refused to abide by the treaty they signed, the US government intervened to keep them honest. Not seeing the problem here.

  • I wonder if that has a lesson for today’s immigration policy?

Sure. Here’s a handful. There are way, way more.

‘I am a stranger and an alien residing among you; give me property among you for a burying place, so that I may bury my dead out of my sight.’
Genesis 23:4

You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Deuteronomy 10:19

The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
Leviticus 19:34

‘Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.’ Then all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’
Leviticus 27:19

When they were few in number, of little account, and strangers in the land, wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people, he allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their account, saying, ‘Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.’
1 Chronicles 16:19-22

I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame. I was a father to the needy, and I championed the cause of the stranger. I broke the fangs of the unrighteous, and made them drop their prey from their teeth.
Job 29:15-17

The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

Thus says the Lord of hosts: Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another; do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.
Zechariah 7:9-10

You have heard that it was said, ‘you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy’. But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you.
Matthew 5:43-44

I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
Matthew 25:35

Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of my brethren you did it to me.
Matthew 25:40

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
Luke 10:27

Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
Acts 10:34

Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.
Romans 12:13

Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Romans 13:8

Love does no wrong to a neighbor, therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Romans 13:10

In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all.
Colossians 3:11


To be clear, “did not assimilate” meant that the Americans who immigrated to Texas brought slaves with them and refused to abide by Mexican abolition laws. Let’s not pretend these Americans were motivated by anything other than the defense of slavery, which had been abolished against their wishes in Mexico.


Indeed the British if I remember correctly required the abolition of slavery before recognizing Texas. That’s when the Southern bloc in the US got involved.

Note that the ruling was based on the administration not providing justification. They can still come back with justification to try to end it.

Fascinating, because their list of grievances in the Texas Declaration of Independence does not mention slavery in any way. Any actual evidence or is this just bigotry against Texans?

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