The DACA Issue Fell Dead On The House Floor But Will It Stay There?
DACA will eventually need to be handled but Democrats have zero interest in negotiations. While they may act like they care about these ‘dreamers’ but have certainly made no effort to meet Republicans halfway on any issues that American’s face under Obama’s DACA programs.
According to PBS, President Donald Trump’s deadline for ending DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, arrived Monday. But the program, which protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, remains in place for now, despite Trump’s decision last year to rescind the program by March 5 unless Congress came up with a legislative solution.
Roughly 700,000 people who were brought to the United States illegally as children have received protection under DACA since 2012, when the program was created through executive action by then-President Barack Obama. Those ‘dreamers’ find themselves in limbo but a new petition promises to bring the DACA debate back to the House Floor.
As Reported By Fox News:
President Trump lambasted DACA as unconstitutional on the campaign trail. He vowed to end it on Day One of his administration. But thus far, he has kept the program in place — even though federal courts have found DACA to be an illegal overreach of executive authority, and the Trump Administration already ended a companion program that granted reprieves and work permits to parents of DACA recipients.
It’s time for President Trump to fulfill his vow. DACA is flagrantly unconstitutional. And it hurts vulnerable American workers.
The Constitution gives Congress — not the president — the authority to determine who may legally enter and reside in the United States. One year before enacting DACA, President Obama himself explained “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed.”