Effective immediately, no new ‘Dreamers’ are being accepted.
President Trump promised that America would once again become ‘a nation of laws’. He is demonstrating that by returning law making powers the previous POTUS unconstitutionally wielded to Congress where they belong.
Limiting his authority to line up with the Constitution? If that’s the mark of a horrible Tyrant, where do we line up to get more such ‘tyranny’?
DACA was a no-win situation. It was made that way by design by Obama.
He offered a ‘freebie’ that he had zero constitutional authority to offer. He did it knowing that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Giving nearly 1 Million quasi-legal status as Americans would be really difficult to roll back.
That was exactly the point.
Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t.
Even the legality of DACA was already under review by the courts.
Even if he wanted to cart everyone away tomorrow, everyone would get a hearing. That’s nearly 1 Million people. Imagine the lawyers that would require.
This was never a responsibility of the Executive Branch in the first place.
Congress that should be writing our immigration law.
Trump is giving them a six-month window to write that law.
No new DACA cases, and no renewals of any DACA cases beyond the deadline date.
Paul Ryan was really blunt when it was first implemented:
Trump said that winding down the program would be more considerate than letting the courts end it, but emphasized he stands by his “America First” agenda.
“As I’ve said before, we will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion — but through the lawful Democratic process — while at the same time ensuring that any immigration reform we adopt provides enduring benefits for the American citizens we were elected to serve,” Trump said. “We must also have heart and compassion for unemployed, struggling and forgotten Americans.”
The administration also announced a plan to continue renewing permits for anyone whose status expires in the next six months, giving Congress time to act before any currently protected individuals lose their ability to work, study and live without fear in the US. — CNN
Ryan had this to say:
“Ending this program fulfills a promise that President Trump made to restore the proper role of the executive and legislative branches,” Ryan said in a statement.
…Ryan said the fate of DACA recipients was “one of many immigration issues” that Congress “failed to adequately address over the years.”
“The President has called on Congress to act,” he said. “It is my hope that the House and Senate, with the President’s leadership, will be able to find consensus on a permanent legislative solution that includes ensuring that those who have done nothing wrong can still contribute as a valued part of this great country.”
Let’s hope Ryan has better luck putting forward revised Immigration legislation than he did in applying the power of the purse to reign in Obama’s abuses of Presidential authority.
If this doesn’t get worked out, the floodgates will just open again whenever the next President with a (D) after their name steps up.