They tried to prove that ending DACA would be bad for America, but they ended up showing how Trump just created 700,000 jobs for American citizens.
FWD.us, a pro-immigration lobbying firm launched by Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, recently released a study on their official website in an attempt to document the negative impact that ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would have on our economy. Unfortunately for FWD.us, the study supported President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, revealing that ending the Obama-era immigration policy would create nearly 700,000 new jobs, according to Breitbart.
Former President Obama enacted DACA using executive authority in June 2012. Under DACA, over 800,000 illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children were granted social security numbers, as well as two-year work permits, regardless of immigration status. Applicants could appeal for additional two-year work permits if earlier permits expired.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on September 5, 2017 that the Trump administration would be ending the DACA protections pushed by former President Obama. According to Sessions, DACA was illegally introduced by the former president through a Department of Homeland Security memo and without congressional support, according to Yahoo News.
Former President Obama even admitted that he lacked the authority to pass DACA without the support of Congress — before doing exactly that. The former president justified the unilateral action, complaining that the Republican-controlled House and Senate refused to ignore long-standing immigration laws.
Since announcing the end of DACA, numerous pundits, celebrities, and politicians from both parties urged President Trump to change his mind and reinstate DACA. However, these efforts all missed the reasoning behind President Trump’s decision to end DACA.
Obama broke the law (and violated the Constitution) when he pushed DACA through. Even if one supports providing protections for illegal immigrants, using the 2012 Homeland Security memo as a vehicle to pass DACA was simply an act of executive overreach.
Former President Obama attempted, on multiple occasions, to push executive actions outside of the Oval Office’s purview. Apparently, after eight years of executive overreach, many pundits and celebrities, such as Mark Zuckerberg, came to accept the illegal activity as normal.
Now, these same pundits are arguing that President Trump should compound Obama’s error and reinstate DACA, instead of pushing Congress to pass DACA legally.
Mark Zuckerberg completely botched his latest foray into partisan politics when he urged President Trump to bring back DACA. Not only did Zuckerberg appeal to the wrong branch of government, but the young billionaire also accidentally explained why DACA was a bad policy.
The Obama administration’s DACA program will officially end in about six months. Are you glad that President Trump repealed it? Let America know!
According to the FWD.us study, “In total, if DACA is revoked, nearly 700,000 individuals who are currently employed and contributing as a productive part of the American workforce would be stripped of their ability to work and could be fired over the course of the next two years.”
Or, inversely, ending DACA will free up almost 700,000 jobs currently held by illegal immigrants for American workers.
Essentially, ending DACA is a terrible move for billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg, whose businesses rely heavily on vulnerable foreign workers. Ending DACA would be a great move for American workers, who would enjoy more opportunities in the job market, and would be able to demand higher wages.