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Report: Trump to End Obama-Era DACA Program

by JOHN BINDER31 Aug 2017Washington, D.C.9,779

President Donald Trump will end an Obama-created amnesty program that gave more than 850,000 young illegal aliens protected status and work permits to remain in the United States.

According to Fox News reports, the Trump Administration is set to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) this week, days before a coalition of state attorneys general said they would sue if the program was not ended by September 5:

President Trump, as early as Friday, is expected to announce plans to end the Obama administration program that gave a deportation reprieve to hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants, a senior administration official told Fox News.

Trump promised to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, during the presidential campaign — but since taking office had left the door open to preserving parts of it.

According to the official, Trump is expected to announce the program’s end but will allow so-called “dreamers” currently in the program to stay in the U.S. until their work permits expire – which, for some, could be as long as two years.

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The Side of DACA the Media Won’t Tell

Press ignore, downplay crimes committed by 'dreamers' as Trump set to end amnesty program

by Margaret Menge | 04 Sep 2017 at 6:00 AM

As President Donald Trump comes closer to possibly ending the DACA program that has effectively legalized roughly 886,000 illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, the mainstream media are insisting no DACA recipients have committed crimes.

On MSNBC on Friday, Ali Velshi, while interviewing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, said, “By definition, if you are in DACA, you can’t have committed a crime. If you committed a crime, you’re out.”

This is false.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, created under former President Barack Obama by means of a memo issued by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in June 2012, says that in order to be eligible for DACA, a person must have come to this country before age 16, lived here continuously for five years, been present in the country at the time the memo was issued, not have committed a felony or a “significant” misdemeanor, and not have committed “multiple misdemeanor offenses.”   :snip: 


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N.C. senator tosses Trump a conservative life raft for Dreamers


McClatchy Washington Bureau

SEPTEMBER 01, 2017 12:01 AM


Conservative lawmakers led by Thom Tillis are crafting a bill they call the conservative Dream Act that would provide a path to permanent residency to people brought here illegally as children, offering President Donald Trump an escape hatch on one of his most vexing immigration challenges.

The legislation creates an avenue for Trump to both fulfill a campaign promise to end an Obama-era program known as DACA while yielding to what appears to be his personal desire to let these immigrants remain in the country.

“Who cares about DACA if there's a Dream Act,” said a Republican involved with the policy negotiations and aware of Tillis’ plan.

Trump has wrestled with the politics versus the personal on this issue since Inauguration Day, recognizing that whatever he decides to do about the roughly 800,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers will anger many and shape his legacy.      :snip:   http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article170547392.html#storylink=mainstage

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DACA is Socialism, Not Compassion

By Steve Berman  |  September 4, 2017, 10:32am 

Another word for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is amnesty. From a legal standpoint, it’s basically no different than if I successfully robbed a bank when I was 17-years old, and the government told me that’s okay now that I’m 25–and that I can probably keep the money.

If President Obama in 2012 had said the DOJ won’t prosecute bank robberies committed while the perpetrators were under 21, pending Congress making a law giving full amnesty to those who committed the crimes, there would have been massive outrage. The rule of law, civil society, etc., the arguments would have gone, has been consigned to the rubbish bin.

Then again, banks are federally insured. No individual person loses their money when a bank is robbed. And why should an 18-year old spend years in federal prison when that bank robbery money could be used for so many good things? It’s consumer spending.

Of course, nobody would buy those arguments, because they’re stupid. Amnesty for bank robbers would only spur more bank robberies.   :snip:   http://theresurgent.com/daca-is-socialism-not-compassion/

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Congress Let Obama Get Away With DACA, Congress Should Fix It


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (herein DACA) is a program President Obama initiated with a executive order in June 2012. It allows children who entered the United States illegally before 2007 to obtain two-year work permits in perpetuity. It does not provide a path for citizenships nor welfare privileges. It only makes it possible for these children who are now young adults to be able to become productive members of our society. Currently approximately 800,000 people are enrolled in the program, which pays for itself via its own application fees.
Politico reported on September 4 that President Trump is delaying a decision on whether he will rescind DACA. He is giving Congress six months to find a legislative solution. House Speaker Paul Ryan and others say it is Congress’ responsibility to fix the situation.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said, “The White House has the power to end DACA… This would be a drastic mistake… It can only make our complicated immigration issues worse. It will poison our national debates and damage the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who pose no threat to anyone.”
Those pushing President Trump to terminate the policy and deport those enrolled raise legitimate claims: It was done via executive order with no congressional grant of authority, and Congress is the government branch responsible for making immigration laws; it sends the world a message that there are no consequences for entering the United States illegally—that amnesty is always possible, that our country’s immigration laws are not faithfully executed, which is a magnet for continuous illegal immigration for minors and their families.:snip:

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Trump administration ends DACA, with 6-month delay


The Trump administration on Tuesday announced the “orderly wind down” of the Obama-era program that gave a deportation reprieve to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children – putting pressure on Congress to come up with a legislative alternative.
The Department of Homeland Security formally rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, with a six-month delay for current recipients. According to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, the interval is meant to give Congress “time to deliver on appropriate legislative solutions.”
“However, I want to be clear that no new initial requests or associated applications filed after today will be acted on,” Duke said in a written statement.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking to reporters, blasted the Obama administration's "disrespect for the legislative process" in enacting the 2012 policy. He said the “unilateral executive amnesty” probably would have been blocked by the courts anyway.

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Paul Ryan: Congress should see 'permanent legislative solution' for DACA


House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Congress to find "a permanent legislative solution" for people who arrived in the United States illegally as children, now that President Trump has announced plans to rescind the Obama-era program known as DACA.
Ryan, R-Wis., said Obama's 2012 move to allow young people living here illegally to obtain work permits and avoid deportation, "was a clear abuse of executive authority" and was "never a viable, long-term solution."

On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would end in six months.
Ryan said he is hoping Congress and Trump will "find consensus" on legislation that would allow the program to continue, "ensuring those who have done nothing wrong can still contribute as a valued part of this great country.":snip:

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[T]here are those in the immigrants’ rights community who have argued passionately that we should simply provide those who are [here] illegally with legal status, or at least ignore the laws on the books and put an end to deportation until we have better laws. … I believe such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair. It would suggest to those thinking about coming here illegally that there will be no repercussions for such a decision. And this could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration. And it would also ignore the millions of people around the world who are waiting in line to come here legally. Ultimately, our nation, like all nations, has the right and obligation to control its borders and set laws for residency and citizenship. And no matter how decent they are, no matter their reasons, the 11 million who broke these laws should be held accountable. [Emphasis added]

President Barack Obama, June 30, 2010.

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Analysis: Obama's Preening Facebook Post on DACA Sidesteps His Own Culpability

Some things in life are predictable: The rising of the sun in the east, the Cleveland Browns stinking, and Barack Obama making tendentious, ideological, self-serving arguments under the guise of detached thoughtfulness.  After leaking that he would have no choice but to "speak out" on DACA if the new administration canceled his unilateral policy (because it supposedly pains Obama greatly to involve himself in our national debates these days, or something), Obama followed through on the threat in a lengthy Facebook post.  Much of what he wrote about DREAMers was stirring and, in my view correct::snip:

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Worst Trump tweet ever?

Paul Mirengoff

September 6, 2017


resident Trump has published ill-advised tweets before, but last night he outdid himself. Trump tweeted:

Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!


The tweet undermines the rationale for Trump’s suspension of DACA, namely that it usurps power vested with Congress by the Constitution. He takes essentially the same position President Obama took. The former president reminded us yesterday that he called on Congress to grant relief to the “Dreamers” and that he granted it through DACA only when Congress failed to act. Trump now indicates that he will consider the same course of action if Congress doesn’t “legalize DACA” in six months.

But that’s not the worst of it. By promising to “revisit this issue” if Congress doesn’t “legalize DACA,” Trump is decreasing the likelihood that Congress will (1) act at all and (2) act optimally.




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Crime and immigration: What's in the DREAM Act

Via Billy

Commentary on the DACA controversy frequently notes that the nation's nearly 700,000 so-called Dreamers are a law-abiding group. But a new bill to give DACA recipients full legal status, sponsored by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake and Democratic Sens. Richard Durbin and Chuck Schumer, would allow newly legalized Dreamers to have many run-ins with the law -- arrests, charges, convictions -- and still receive benefits. Schumer, the Democratic leader, is demanding quick passage. (Screw you, Schumer)

 Former President Barack Obama's original 2012 executive action creating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals stipulated that to be eligible, recipients must have "not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offense, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety." When Obama announced the criteria for renewing DACA statusin 2014, the standard was "have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor or three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety."       :snip:                 https://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2017/09/crime-and-immigration-whats-in-dream-act.html       

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