Paul Ryan insisted that President Trump needs to keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). He thinks Congress should step in and fix it.
Ann Coulter was quick to point out that, when former President Obama was considering creating DACA via executive order, Paul Ryan openly admitted it was an unconstitutional move. While on air with Sean Hannity, Ryan said that if Obama used executive action to make DACA, “He will put millions of people in legal limbo, poison the well for Congress, and do something that’s so blatantly unconstitutional.”
The Paul Ryan of the past was exactly right. Former President Obama took power away from Congress and away from the American people when he used executive order to, unconstitutionally, give refuge to illegal immigrants.
President Trump is well within reason to recognize that DACA was an unconstitutional use of executive power, and to reverse the wrongs of the former Administration — using his own executive power.
Yet, suddenly, Paul Ryan is not on-board with stripping DACA from the law. Instead, he argues that Congress can “fix” DACA, as per BizPac Review.
It does not sound like the solution Ryan has in mind is fair to the American people, nor is it aligned with President Trump’s vision for this country. To a Wisconsin radio show, WLC, Ryan said, “Having said all of that, there are people that are in limbo — these are kids that don’t know other countries, who were brought here by their parents and don’t know another home.”
He continued, “And so I really do believe there needs to be a legislative solution, that’s one that we’re working on, and I think we want to give people peace of mind.” Illegal immigrants will only have peace of mind when they are no longer under threat of deportation, is that what Ryan means?
The best thing we can do for these children, and even adults living in legal limbo, is to get this process over with. Deport them swiftly, and humanely, so they can begin building their lives in their own countries.
There’s no reason these illegals can’t apply to re-enter the United States, in time, legally. It’s true that there are children who were dragged into this country without asking, but when Ryan uses their plight to bolster his argument, he sounds like a Democrat.
If we really want to prevent this unfortunate situation of legal limbo from happening to children, we should remove DACA from the books right now. Otherwise, parents are incentivized to drag their young children across our incredibly dangerous border, in the hopes they will qualify for DACA. This is the real tragedy that bleeding hearts, Ryan included, should be crying over.
Paul Ryan initially disagreed with Obama’s DACA order, but now doesn’t feel Trump should reverse it. Does Trump have the right to reverse an Obama executive order?
We should be telling would-be immigrants that their only path to becoming an American is staying at home, working hard, and applying to immigrate — the legal way.
The executive branch made the mess, so the executive branch can clean it up. Paul Ryan knows President Trump will thoroughly remove this problem, and he’s a hypocrite for standing in the President’s way.