President Trump made the announcement that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is coming to an end. Congress is tasked with coming up with a new immigration policy, and are ultimately deciding what will happen to the “Dreamers” who are here now.
Despite the emotional outcry from everyone on the Left, one small detail is being ignored. Obama stated as clearly as possible that DACA was meant to only be temporary relief. It was never meant to be a lasting policy that allows children who are here illegally to stay here. Obama made the announcement back in 2012 when DACA was first introduced.
The speech introduced the new program. Obama mentions multiple times that DACA is not a long-term deal. It appears obvious that, from day one, DACA was meant to be a temporary fix that could be repealed by future presidents at their discretion.
“In the next few months, eligible individuals who do not present a risk to national security or public safety will be able to request temporary relief from deportation proceedings and apply for work authorization,” Obama said.
This statement alone goes against every argument that the Democrats have tried to formulate since President Trump announced the closing of the program. If anything, the president should, without a doubt, be praised for upholding the Constitution.
President Trump said he’s leaving the decision in Congress’s hands because of the Constitution, which explicitly states that a president cannot take unilateral action on immigration policy. It’s all a part of our country’s system of checks and balances.
By shutting down DACA, which was passed unilaterally via executive order by Obama, Trump is just upholding the Constitution, which is his job. Of course, the Left refuses to give our president his due, and continues to trumpet accusations of racism and xenophobia.
“Let’s be clear: this is not amnesty, this is not immunity, this is not a path to citizenship, this is not a permanent fix,” then-President Obama said. It does not get much easier to understand than that. If liberals are usually so keen on blindly following whatever Obama says, why are they not able to now?
Instead of coming up with a counter argument, Democrats are cutting right to the emotional virtue signaling. CNN reporters ask about where Dreamers should consider home.
Kris Kobach pointed out on CNN, realistically, that where the Dreamers consider “home” does not matter. It comes down to legality. These folks are not legal US citizens and therefore, they need to get in line and follow the legal process to enter this country.
To let the Dreamers cut in line is a slap to the face of immigrants who are waiting in line to get into this country. It’s all in the hands of Congress now. They and only they can render a decision.
They will have to decide how to rework the country’s immigration policy, and essentially, the fate of the “Dreamers” that are here now. Once emotion and objectivity are taken out of it, perhaps a reasonable, legal set of guidelines can be put in place.