TIME FOR CONGRESS TO GET OFF THEIR
POLITICAL BUTTS & WORK FOR AMERICANS
The Trump administration announced the end of the DACA program. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the decision after President Trump confirmed it in a morning tweet.
Trump wrote in a tweet, “Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!”
Sessions denounced DACA as an executive overreach and said the administration would work on an “orderly” six-month wind-down of the program while Congress has time to replace it with a new immigration policy.
The “deadline” for Trump to make a decision about DACA was today. Today ten states were planning to file suit against the federal government to stop DACA.
The Trump Administration reviewed its options on the DACA program for months, but the review has intensified in recent weeks. The Trump Administration continued Obama’s policy when it took office.
Trump is said to be weighing two options on DACA that would continue protections, but would prevent future applicants and possibly cancel renewals of the two-year permits.
TOUGH DECISION FOR DONALD TRUMP
The President has wavered on the program. He told The Associated Press that recipients of DACA should “rest easy.” However, in the campaign trail he pledge to end it immediately.
“It’s a decision that I make and it’s a decision that’s very, very hard to make. I really understand the situation now,” Trump said in a conversation with reporters on Air Force One last month. “I understand the situation very well. What I’d like to do is a comprehensive immigration plan. But our country and political forces are not ready yet.”
DACA was established by the Obama Administration in June 2012, and allows illegal aliens who entered the U. S. as minors to remain here. For those who apply and qualify, they receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation AND become eligible for a work permit.
1.4 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE ON OBAMA’S DACA PROGRAM
Statistics suggest that 60,000 illegal aliens currently graduate from U.S. high schools EACH YEAR. In 2012 Pew Research Center estimated that up to 1.7 million people might be eligible for Obama’s DACA program.
As of June 2016, US Citizenship & Immigration Services had received 844,931 initial applications for DACA status, of which 741,546 (88%) were approved, 60,269 (7%) were denied, and 43,121 (5%) were pending. Over half of those accepted reside in California and Texas. THIS PROBLEM WAS CREATED BY 30 YEARS OF VERY LITTLE BORDER ENFORCEMENT
In 1986 President Ronald Reagan signed the Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986. This allowed illegal aliens living in the U. S. to come “out of the shadows” to apply for amnesty. All foreign nationals were eligible WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, ETHNICITY. If they did so, they were promised that they would not be deported. About 3 million illegal aliens, mostly from Central America and Mexico, applied for amnesty.
But the lack of border enforcement continued. Illegal aliens were allowed to enter the U. S. They were allowed to bring their children. Thus, President Trump inherited a difficult dilemma. God bless him as he wrestles with a difficult decision.