Trump is doing the very thing he accuses opponents of his policies of doing: he is court shopping, or trying to get the case heard in a sympathetic court. Trump's attempt to bypass the lower courts on DACA may further damage the judiciary's independence.
This was already a big week for immigration law at the Supreme Court, and it could get even bigger.
In a legally sound and blistering statement made public on Friday, 104 legal scholars and instructors of immigration law described Texas Judge Andrew Hanen's decision to block President Obama's immigration executive action as "deeply flawed."
Republicans were so certain that if they allowed the Koch brothers to buy them control of Congress, no matter how extreme their new allies were, they would show Americans what it means to govern Republican style. Thus far they have failed miserably due to ceding control of the party to Koch-funded extremists who are more than willing to endanger the homeland and the American people to prove they hate President Obama.
A George W. Bush appointed judge ignored the Constitution while substituting his own policy whims in ruling that blocked President Obama's immigration executive order.
There is an idiom that parents and employers likely put in practice when an important task has to be completed correctly; "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." President Obama certainly understands that sentiment with a slight variation; if the nation wants anything done at all, the President has to do it himself due to Republicans who have done nothing since January 2009.