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Well, POTUS sent Attorney General Jeff Sessions out to announce the Administration's plan to wind-down DACA, but also threw the ball into Congress's court. Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have both stated their support for DACA, but adding this to a crowded agenda of controversial issues is not exactly welcomed by them at this time. The White House was forced because the attorneys general of ten states were prepared to file a lawsuit this week challenging the legality of DACA.  

California is prepared to fight back, starting with the courts, write John Myers and Jazmine Ulloa in the Times. "“We’re prepared to use every tool at our disposal and look at every option available to us to try and protect people who build California,” state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said last week in an interview on CNN. “We’re prepared to defend the DACA program in court.”

Legal action would almost certainly be followed by a renewed push by state lawmakers to intervene, though the timing — less than two weeks left before the Legislature adjourns on Sept. 15 — would make immediate action difficult. With California home to more than 2.5 million immigrants who lack legal residency status, lawmakers first assembled the state’s own program in 2015 to help nearly 20,000 people seek protection under the DACA and DAPA programs.

With Apple, Microsoft and Silicon Valley as key backers, this could be a huge court battle. Additionally, higher education officials are concerned as students halfway through their degrees (undergrad, grad, or professional) could be deported. Hopefully Congress considers that. We have lots of international students which we've already largely cut off through immigration policy, even though lots of California's biggest businesses were created by international students. 

The LAT's Sarah D. Wire looks at the political implications of embattled California congressional Republicans of the announcement.

Frankly, we just need comprehensive immigration reform that addresses DREAM Act and other issues. Business wants it and there is no reason not to address it. But, when we can't figure out a budget for the current year, I don't have much hope. 

HOUSING: The Bee's Taryn Luna looks at one of the key bills on housing--Senator Toni Atkins's SB2 to impose a $75 to $225 fee on mortgage refinancing to fund low-income housing. "Atkins has struggled to convince two-thirds of the Assembly – all 54 Democrats – to support a fee increase after they raised gas taxes on motorists earlier this year. Besides the unpopular transportation measure, the Legislature extended the state’s cap-and-trade program climate change, which will raise the price of gas."

 

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#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Dawn Clover, Valeria Hernandez, and Scott Plotkin!

#DEPT OF CORRECTIONS: In yesterday's DACA commentary, I should have listed Steve Knight (R-CA25) in those vulnerable on the issue.

 

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