Napolitano to Trump After DACA Ruling: 'If Judge Gives You a Lemon, Make Lemonade'
President Donald Trump slammed America’s “broken” and “unfair” court system Wednesday after a federal judge temporarily blocked his administration's efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The Obama-era program allows approximately 700,000 people, called DREAMers, who came to the U.S. illegally as minors to be protected from immediate deportation.
“It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts,” Trump tweeted.
It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018
On "Outnumbered Overtime," Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said Trump should not be upset, because this could actually help him achieve his goal of comprehensive immigration reform.
He explained this temporary ruling by a federal judge in San Francisco means DACA will stay in place until the litigation is played out or Congress rewrites the law, whatever happens first.
He said that means DACA won't expire in March, which gives Trump and Congress months to reach a deal on immigration reform.
"If the judge gives you a lemon, Mr. President, make lemonade," Napolitano said, predicting that Congress will eventually craft an immigration deal that includes protections for DREAMers in exchange for policies Trump has pushed for, such as the border wall.
"And it will happen before this California case is resolved by this judge."
Watch more above.