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Report: Trump to End DACA as Early as Next Week

Report: Trump to End DACA as Early as Next Week

“If Trump did choose to end DACA, he would not have the support of his entire party”

President Trump would like to end Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  This was one of his primary campaign promises, but he is facing opposition from both Democrats and among the GOP.

ABC News reports:

President Donald Trump is leaning toward ending a U.S. immigration policy the Obama administration started for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, according to multiple sources.

The president’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, could be announced as early as next week, one source said.

Trump has to make a decision before Sept. 5 when the 10-plus state attorneys general, led by Texas A.G. Ken Paxton, said they’d sue the Trump administration to end it and force the administration’s hand. Trump has to decide whether to defend the program or not, thereby ending it.

Though an announcement is likely next week, a senior administration official urged caution, noting that the president’s thinking could always change.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is adamantly opposed to keeping Obama’s DACA Executive Order, but as the Trump administration sheds people who were driving the winning Trump message, proponents of DACA have reason to hope it will remain in place.

Salon reports:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has urged Trump to immediately end the program, while the Department of Homeland Security prefers a more complex approach to the problem. Trump himself is reported to be hesitant to deport children who were brought here when they were very young and has continued to issue new permits under the program.

If DACA was ended, it would impact at least 750,000 people.

If Trump did choose to end DACA, he would not have the support of his entire party. A group of predominantly centrist Republicans in Congress sent Trump an open letter earlier this week denouncing any attempts to end the program.

“Children brought to the United States at a young age did not have a choice in the matter,” they wrote. “They did not willingly seek to violate American statutes when they traveled with their families across our borders, as the alternative was often life without primary caregivers.”

As California’s governor Jerry Brown (D) beseeches Trump to keep DACA in tact, illegal aliens vow to “fight like hell” against the duly-elected President.

The Huffington Post reports:

Undocumented young people and immigrant rights advocates prepared for battle on Friday amid rumors that President Donald Trump will finally fulfill a campaign promise to strip legal work permits from hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants and put them back at risk of deportation.

The White House said Friday that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is “currently under review,” and a spokesman for DHS said no updates are expected on Friday. But on Thursday, rumors spread on Capitol Hill and in the advocacy community that an announcement ― and not the one they hoped for ― could come as soon as Friday, bolstered by a report by Axios that Trump was seriously considering ending the program. On Friday, ABC News also reported that Trump is leaning toward ending DACA.

Dreamers “will fight like hell” to defend DACA, Greisa Martinez Rosas, advocacy director of the group United We Dream, said in a statement, referring to killing the program as a “violent white supremacist priority.”

“Trump said that immigrant youth could ‘rest easy’ and Speaker [Paul] Ryan said we were safe, but has done nothing,” she said. “Now Trump is considering taking protections away from me and 800,000 immigrant youth to make us vulnerable to being chased down by ICE agents, locked in detention camps and deported. This is outrageous.”


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Connivin Caniff | August 26, 2017 at 3:37 pm

Gee, what if he gets bad press because of it? Oh yeah, the needle is already in the extra high, red distortion zone, so it can’t get any worse. I guess that’s a new definition of doing what you want to and should do, without the fear of more backlash.

Good news! DACA is illegal anyway.

    Trump ought to get rid of it and make a speech to the whole country calling out Obumbler for issuing the illegal Executive Order in the first place and giving the so-called DREAMERs false hope. Then dare Congress to pass an amnesty bill so Trump can veto it.

Governor Moonbeam beseeches Trump to keep DACA and yet opposes him on everything else. Why the hell should Trump do anything at Moonbeam’s request….

We should have all the addresses of these illegals so we can quickly deport them.

DACA should be ended. It was wrong in the borning.

OTOH, I can sympathize with people who T-rump has given hope if he’s now pulling out the rug beneath their feet.

This is just what he does.

Right, Dr. Gorka…???

Trump said that immigrant youth could ‘rest easy’

And so they can. Those at risk of being bundled off for home are illegals, not “immigrants”.

buckeyeminuteman | August 26, 2017 at 5:11 pm

They’re right, it’s not the kids’ fault. It’s the parents to blame. People with kids make terrible decisions everyday that land them in prison and the kids suffer as well. People should make better decisions before bringing their children here illegally. Every action you take has consequences. Why should people who break our immigration laws be free from their consequences?

    Frankly, if those kids have a beef they should take it up with their parents who put them in this situation. OTOH, they have received a better education that they probably would have back home and are bi-lingual which should make them very employable back home as well.

I wonder — which would be faster?

1) President Trump signs an executive order ending the program and then spends the next year fighting in federal court when a judge in Oregon issues a stay?

2) President Trump waits for the 10-plus state attorneys general to file suit and then orders the Solicitor General to settle or tank the lawsuit — keeping it out of the hands of federal judges in Oregon and Hawaii…

    Observer in reply to clintack. | August 26, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Maybe Trump should just instruct the DOJ to settle the lawsuit by the states. The settlement could be that no new DACA permits will be issued, and once the existing permits expire, they will not be renewed. Once all the permits have expired, the program is eliminated.

    And DOJ should also concede in the settlement agreement that Obama had no constitutional authority to set up the DACA program in the first place, just so there is no continuing dispute about that.

    If the cowards in congress want to take another go at amnesty, they’ll need to to it themselves. No more hiding behind Obama’s skirts.

    Mac45 in reply to clintack. | August 26, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    An entity can not be forced to continue any action which is illegal. DACA is illegal. It is in contravention of the existing immigration laws and President Obama had no authority to institute it in the first place. And, the courts have no authority to allow, or force, it to continue.

DACA is patently unconstitutional. The President has NO authority to refuse to enforce federal law and certainly no authority to set up an official government program to do so.

This has nothing to do with “protecting former minors brought to this country illegally by their parents and everything about keeping the amnesty camel’s nose under the tent.

If the Congress really cared about these young people, they could change the immigration laws to allow them to stay. They could draft legislation to grant amnesty to this specific group of people. They could fast track reentry of these people, once they had left the country. They could do a number of things. However, they won’t do anything, because they know that the majority of the people in this country would not support most of what the elite wants to do.

This is all about selective 3enforcement of the laws. The elite wants to maintain the status quo, where they get to decide who the laws apply to and who is exempt. DACA needs to go and the Congress has had 8 months to come up with a reasonable solution. They just do not want to.

Every day in America children are murdered, abused, starved, and traumatized because of the poor decisions of their parents or guardians. One need only look at the news to see it in action. While I am sympathetic to their situation they must be repatriated to their home countries along with their parents. To do otherwise turns them into anchor children. America must enforce the law without fear or favor. Their parents will competently help with the transition as parents do when American parents relocate to a foreign country. Having been immersed in two cultures would be a positive experience.

f DACA was ended, it would impact at least 750,000 people”
It would affect 750,000 illegal aliens.

As he has never had the support of the entire republican party or any Democrats why be the least concerned? Nothing will change.

As to DACA there is some thought the the program will end for any new arrivals but those presently covered will not be immediately deported. What will be the end game is where the question lies still.

“…illegal aliens vow to ‘fight like hell’ against the duly-elected President.”

Yeah, I’m sure they were just playing around before.

No, it’s not the kids fault their parents brought them here illegally. But… that doesn’t create some entitlement for the kids and parents to stay here. Send the parents and the kids back to their country of citizenship.

legalizehazing | August 27, 2017 at 4:18 am

It should go like this.

Give me the wall so we NEVER end up with kids in this situation again. I will shut down the whole government over preventing kids from being in this position.

Then he can consider keeping DACA in place until an immigration reform bill is in place.

    tom swift in reply to legalizehazing. | August 27, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Then he can consider keeping DACA in place until an immigration reform bill is in place.

    So, don’t actually address the problem; kick the can down the road again, and leave another door open for the Amnesty types.

    No, I wouldn’t say that’s the way it should go.

    There is not going to be any immigration reform bill, in the near future. Why? Because, according to virtually every poll taken on the subject of immigration, the majority of citizens in this country like the law just the way it is. What they do not like is the fact that the federal government refuses to enforce the law. As to holding the Wall hostage to keep DACA, that is a loser, for Congress. Everyday that it refuses to fund a wall, its approval rating drops. Pretty soon, the Congress will have a negative approval rating.

I would like to see the root cause of the problem addressed: our Welfare State. I have to think that a lot of these illegals would go back home if they didn’t get welfare benefits, education and medical care – all paid for by legal, taxpaying citizens. That needs to change.

    tom swift in reply to snopercod. | August 27, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Yes, we could then wait for economics to do the job law enforcement won’t.

    The problem is that (1) this is the slow way to do it, and (2) it still leaves us with miserable law enforcement.

    In general law enforcement is far more straightforward than revising a chunk of a national economy, even though the economic solution is more durable. So tackle the easy jobs first; don’t make solution of the easy problems contingent on solutions of the more difficult ones.

Comprehensive immigration reform is code for amnesty
Broken immigration system is code for it works too effectively when enforced see how effective it is with no new laws only enforcement and the threat of
enforcement Imagine how much better it would be with a reward for reporting illegals which people should do out of Patriotism and Civic duty don’t feel sorry for them they would do it to you in a heartbeat if the situation was reversed
Daca is unconstitutional
Dapa was unconstitutional

OleDirtyBarrister | August 27, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Those illegals break a lot of laws while here no matter how they got here, and if Americans did it, they’d be in jail. Illegals commit a large assortment of crimes like obtaining and using false ID’s including SS cards, false swearing and reporting on govt forms such as tax forms, tax evasion, tax fraud, transporting money across borders without disclosing to customs, money laundering, misprision of a felony, etc., etc.

The greatest irony of granting amnesty to illegal in any form is how it creates such a disparity between citizens and illegals and puts the illegals in a better position to succeed. If an American violates one of the many stupid malum prohibitum laws, he pays the penalty, and then has a criminal record that will follow him around and affect his ability to obtain many licenses, clearances, and access (e.g., a license issued by Coast Guard and ability to enter a port as mariner or longshoreman) and affect his ability to purse better employment. In contrast, amnesty provides a carte blanche for the illegals that likely committed more crimes than the citizen and the illegal is in a better position to pursue licenses, employment, etc. than the citizen. It creates an absurd result.

This country had a problem with illegals 30 years ago in the magnitude of 3MM people. Now, due to poor judgment then in granting amnesty, we have a problem in the magnitude of a reported minimum of 12MM, but it is probably bigger during the warmer months due to seasonal work. How big will it be 20, 40 or 60 years from now if amnesty is granted now? Who would believe this problem will ever end by being nice and just forgiving the offenders?

OleDirtyBarrister | August 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm

If I were Trump, I’d take it one step further and announce that the feds would be using all the info from the DACA filers to locate and deport them. Then let’s see if any illegals would ever trust a bold leftist agenda by executive order to supplant citizen voters with illegals in the future.