The Trump administration on Tuesday announced the “orderly wind down” of the Obama-era program that gave a deportation reprieve to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children – putting pressure on Congress to come up with a legislative alternative.
The Department of Homeland Security formally rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, with a six-month delay for current recipients. According to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, the interval is meant to give Congress “time to deliver on appropriate legislative solutions.”
“However, I want to be clear that no new initial requests or associated applications filed after today will be acted on,” Duke said in a written statement.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking to reporters, blasted the Obama administration's "disrespect for the legislative process" in enacting the 2012 policy. He said the “unilateral executive amnesty” probably would have been blocked by the courts anyway.
“The executive branch, through DACA, deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize on multiple occasions,” Sessions said, blaming the policy for the recent “surge” at the border. “Such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch.”
A day earlier, Sessions sent Duke a letter with his legal determination that the 2012 executive action was unconstitutional.
The Trump administration was facing a Tuesday deadline to make a decision on DACA or face legal action by Republican state AGs who hoped to force the president’s hand in discontinuing the program.
Administration officials cast their approach Tuesday at the least disruptive option.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump had promised to terminate DACA, though he appeared to soften his stance since taking office. In ending the program with a six-month delay, Trump put the onus on Congress to pass a legislative fix.
According to DHS, no current beneficiaries will be impacted before March 5, 2018.
“Congress, get ready to do your job - DACA!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, a woman holds up a signs in support of the Obama administration program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, during an immigration reform rally at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
While some Republicans support the goals of the DACA program, many opposed the use of executive action to institute it, describing the move as a presidential overreach.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is among those who now supports the call to protect so-called “Dreamers” with legislation.
“I have always believed DACA was a presidential overreach,” he said in a statement. "However, I equally understand the plight of the Dream Act kids who -- for all practical purposes know no country other than America. If President Trump makes this decision we will work to find a legislative solution to their dilemma.”
On a conference call, administration officials said Tuesday they are still prioritizing criminal aliens for deportation. But they described the original DACA criteria as very broad and cited the legal determination of the Justice Department.
During the presidential campaign, Trump referred to DACA as “illegal amnesty.” However, he seemed to edge away from that stance in April when he told the Associated Press that DACA recipients could “rest easy.”
The DACA program was formed through executive action by former President Barack Obama in 2012, allowing recipients to get a deportation reprieve – and work permits – for a two-year period subject to renewal. Under the program, individuals were able to request DACA status if they were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012, came to the U.S. before turning 16 and have continuously lived in the country since June 15, 2007. Individuals must also have a high school diploma, GED certification, been honorably discharged from the military or still be in school. Recipients cannot have a criminal record.
Congress had been considering legislation to shield young illegal immigrants from deportation for years, dating back to the George W. Bush administration. Lawmakers tried again to pass a bill during the Obama administration, but couldn’t muster the votes amid flagging Republican support before Obama formed the program in 2012.
Nearly 800,000 undocumented youth are currently under the program's umbrella.
On Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said he supported a legislative solution to protect undocumented minors, but also urged the president to reconsider scrapping DACA.
"I actually don't think he should do that and I believe that this is something that Congress has to fix," Ryan said on radio station WCLO.
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Then they are Christian. You cannot be both. Their writings say what they say, just like our Bible says what it says. Subscribe and follow one or the other. You cannot call it a religion and then say it is not a religion.
Islam is a system of government with laws, courts, punishments, culture and religion.
Christianity is a life of following Jesus Christ, the one name under heaven.
Islam = Muslim
Laws: Hadith, Sura, Quran, Fatwas
Punishments: torture, smiting fingernails, beheading, stoning, owning, taxing, killing
Principles that are the basis of their laws:
1. Only Islamic world domination is right and all things must work to that end.
2. Only Islam gives rights, but only to men.
3. Women are inferior
4. All others are filthy infidels. They must be converted, taxed, enslaved, tortured or killed.
Try separating Muslim and Islam and tell me all about it, please.
There are only four races on the entire planet.
You are confusing race with tribe or ethnicity. Sorry Hank, wrong again.
When one becomes a Christian they are BORN AGAIN... behold all things old pass away and all things become new. We are a NEW CREATION. It was so powerful an experience that the diciples and early Church gave NEW NAMES to all born again Christians... leaving all their TRIBAL AND WORLDLY PAST BEHIND.
Having left our sinful life behind we no longer look back ... like the wife of Lot who looked back on Sodom and Ghamorah only to loose her life.... too, become a pillar of salt. Scripture explains our born again experience this way:
2 Corinthians 5:
"1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.
14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
Other scriptures relating to being Born Again and a NEW CREATION... having no delight in our past but looking forward we go on into perfection...
It is important that one undestands their born again experience... That which takes place when one is saved... Born Again. Don't be confused or mislead... all things old pass away and all things become new... without such renewal/redemption we are not saved.
Christ said: Verily, Verily, I say unto ye that ye must be born again... not of water but of the Spirit of God. Man is born of water when he is brought into this world... by his mother... he is born of the FLESH... he must be born again of the Spirit of Life... in Jesus Christ... if he is to be BORN AGAIN ... saved from the flesh of his mortal existance. See: St..John 3:3-8
I am kind of confused over the whole moon god thing, and so Jean is saying if you are Jewish, and become a Christian, then you are no longer Jewish, well thats great, argument over, you can not preach the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Bible at the same time...Hmmm?
Ok, now which images are Hebrew and which is Muslim? some will be easy to pick out, and some will not, but I can assure you two images of the moon god is Jewish, and Muslim.
A Jew who comes to faith in Jesus Christ is still a Jew, but from that point, is called a Messianic Jew. He or she does not lose his or her Jewish ancestry, but he is a fulfilled Jew, as they all will be in the end, when Christ comes back to earth.
In the same respect, other then the Messianic, which is in respect to only Jesus Christ, is a man or woman that is born Muslim, and become a Christian, they are a people from their birth rights.
There is no two ways about it, Jean.
We know to much, we study, we read what the left,right post on the web, then we read what others say, and we can agree we disagree.
You keep leaving out that which they claim, that Islam is their RELIGION.
Islam has a religion. It is a false religion. When a muslim comes to faith in Christ, he is a Christian. His belief system has changed. He no longer accepts world domination as written in their documents, as a way to live, but instead, finds the love of Christ in his heart. That is why you cannot be both. One sponsors hate and one requires love. Literally good versus evil. I know you know that.
Tif, you are playing girl, come on you know they can not pick out which moon god is Jewish or Islam other then the 7th image....LMAO girl.
Jews do not worship the moon god. They only go by the biblical lunar calendar. Not the same thing.
God is within all things he created.....:)-
That is for sure!