Updated Trump administration ends DACA, with 6-month delay 02/16/2018

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The Department of Homeland Security formally rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, with a six-month delay for current recipients.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.
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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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Amnesty for ‘Dreamers’ won’t solve policy flaw creating DACA dilemma

Amnesty for ‘Dreamers’ won’t solve policy flaw creating DACA dilemma

By Roy Beck NumbersUSA

Members of Congress who are frantically peddling DACA amnesty ideas — some with a touch of enforcement added — don’t seem interested in what caused these young-adult illegal immigrants to be in the situation the members are trying to fix.

If they explored the cause, they would see that Congress itself has been the culprit.

The dilemma of the so-called Dreamers has its origins in Congress passing the big 1986 amnesty and several smaller amnesties in the 1990s without including a guarantee that U.S. employers would keep jobs out of the hands of illegal workers.

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A primary reason most of the hundreds of thousands of young-adult Dreamers have grown from childhood to adulthood while illegally in this country is that outlaw employers have been allowed to hire the Dreamers’ parents throughout their childhood.

Most illegal immigrants come — and stay — for the jobs. Congress has always made sure they can get them.

Congress continues to refuse to mandate the well-tested and widely-used E-Verify system. The outlaw employers in construction, manufacturing, hospitality and other services, of course, don't use it. Thus, parents worldwide, at this very moment, are enticed to illegally cross borders and overstay their visas while starting their children on the path to the long-term illegal-status life that Dreamers say is untenable.

The federal government has turned the other way as outlaw employers have depressed incomes for Americans and those here legally while they provided illegal-immigrant parents the wages that have fueled the Dreamers' dilemma.

Now, we hear voices from nearly every quarter hollering for Congress to make the same mistake again. They would allow employers to give jobs to the next set of illegal-alien parents so they can raise the next generation of Dreamers to demand yet another amnesty.

Current law — through its extended-family chain migration categories — offers even more temptation for parents of other nations to create the Dreamer dilemma for their own children if they believe DACA-type amnesties may become available.

As soon as amnestied illegal immigrants become U.S. citizens, current law allows them to petition for their parents to also obtain lifetime work permits and permanent residency. In such a case, the sins of the parents not only won’t be visited upon the children, they won’t fall upon the parents, either.

Chain migration categories for extended family multiply the problems of an amnesty. Because of these categories, it is not just the amnestied illegal immigrants who get added to compete permanently and directly with Americans in the legal labor market.

In considering a DACA amnesty, for example, Congress might think it is deciding about the economic harm to vulnerable American workers of adding several hundred thousand new competitors in the labor market (the children), but that amnesty threatens to eventually add their parents and extended family as competitors as well.

The downstream effects of the chain migration categories are often overlooked by amnesty advocates and are a significant reason why Dreamer amnesties have never gotten through Congress.

Every illegal border crosser and visa overstayer who was given a path to citizenship in the last 30 years has had the opportunity under current law to become a citizen and sponsor parents, brothers, sisters and adult children.

The speed at which these "chain" immigrants are added into the labor force is metered by the five-year wait to become a citizen and by some annual caps, although there is no limit on parents. But in the lifetime of a young Dreamer given an amnesty today, there would likely be time not only to obtain lifetime work permits for the original chain of extended family but for that Dreamer's grandparents (as parents of the Dreamer's parents), aunts and uncles (as siblings of the Dreamer's parents), and cousins (the children of the Dreamer's aunts and uncles).

The chains don't stop there. Every one of those adults could immediately bring their minor children and their spouse. Every spouse can start the same chains in his or her families.

All of them could receive lifetime work permits to compete for jobs with working-age Americans who don’t have a job, nearly one-in-four Americans, according to government data.

That’s the reality of DACA amnesty that Congress needs to face.

https://www.numbersusa.com/news/nusa-op-ed-amnesty-dreamers-wont-so...

http://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/350198-amnesty-for-dreamers-...

Thanks for posting Kristi!

You are Very Welcome Kat!! God Bless You!!

DACA Fix vs. DREAM Act: Moving the Goalposts

By Mark Krikorian on September 13, 2017

The press and politicians have been talking about DACA and the DREAM Act interchangeably, but they're different things, and the difference matters a lot.

When the administration announced last week that it was winding down Obama's illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (that gives two-year renewable work permits to illegals who claim to have arrived before age 16), it threw the issue over to Congress, where it belongs.

But fixing the specific problem of 690,000 people who applied in good faith for Obama's illegal program, and whose work permits will start expiring after March 5, is very different from passing a DREAM Act amnesty from scratch. (Another roughly 100,000 received a DACA work permit at some point but no longer have one, either because they failed to renew, they were deported for criminal activity, or they finagled a permanent green card.)

A DACA fix would be a targeted measure for a finite, fixed universe of people. It would, in effect, merely be an upgrade from the tainted "amnesty lite" that Obama gave them to a lawful "amnesty premium". While a DACA fix should include a review of the existing files for fraud (which may be widespread), administratively it would be relatively straightforward, since everyone involved is already in the database.

A from-scratch DREAM Act, on the other hand, would be, as Fred Bauer wrote the other day, "a substantial piece of legislation". There are different versions, but the Senate version offered by the Gang of Four (Graham, Flake, Durbin, and Schumer) could amnesty nearly two million people, according to the immigration-expansionist Migration Policy Institute.

The fact that a DACA-only bill would be so much more limited than a DREAM Act also means that the damage-control elements of such a bill (containing the illegal and legal immigration fallout) could be less significant. For instance, a DACA-only package might include just mandatory E-Verify and the one RAISE Act provision that changes the way parents of U.S. citizens are admitted (from the current permanent green card to a renewable visa for those needing care). This would leave many other changes, like the RAISE Act's other provisions and enforcement measures like the Davis-Oliver Act, for a later date.

In effect, the Democrats (and their high-immigration Republican collaborators) are using the March 5 deadline when the first DACA work permits will expire as a pretext to push for a much broader DREAM Act amnesty. They should not be permitted to get away with it.

I see today where another wasted mind is causing the mouth of the body it is in to move again---That would be the mouth of: "Crazy Old Joe Biden" and the mouth is behaving like someone who has had his head planted up his wazoo since the JIM CROW ERA.........

Crazy Joe the old fool thinks what Trump is doing is wrong. Trump is following the federal Law and TRUMP is wrong in Crazy Joes way of thinking.

This is Un-Constitutional faulty thinking JOE and ought not be part of someone's beliefs who might be contemplating a presidential run!!!!

PIT YOURSELF AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION RIGHT FROM THE GET-GO.

Just put yourself directly against FEDERAL LAW AND THEN TRY TO BECOME PRESIDENT--------------NOT GOOD NOT GOOD! Ignore federal Law, JOE????? 

This is another Fools Fool speaking!

We just got rid of FOOLS FOOL 101.

We Don't NEED FOOLS FOOL 102 with "CRAZY OLD JOE BIDEN"!

Please don't sell our sovereignty cheap, Mr. President!

Without passage of the RAISE ACT, even as permanent legal status, there will be millions of aliens coming into this country through family members in the next 30 years. There will also be millions more U.S. citizens created from these aliens via the 14th Amendment without birthright reform that blocks the offspring born here of illegal alien parents from U.S. citizenship at birth, Mr. President.

Of the three, the wall is perhaps the least effective barrier to illegal immigration than the RAISE ACT or birthright reform.

Moreover, this country will desperately need these two provisions in place before permanent residency (i.e. amnesty) for these DREAMERS is granted.

Lastly, the RAISE ACT and birthright reform will cost virtually nothing to enact when compared to billions being spent on the wall. 

Don't be fooled, Mr. President; permanent legal status is amnesty, and every DEMO and RINO in Congress knows that to be true.

Agree the Raise Act and the END of chain migration are must haves before any Dreamer decisions are made

..."But fixing the specific problem of 690,000 people who applied in good faith for Obama's illegal program,..."

The answer is in this phrase. Illegal still means illegal. Illegal laws are pretended legislation as they violate our Supreme Law. Illegal E.O.'s are in violation right out of the gate, as E.O.'s are to only be constructed to enable the execution of existing legislation, meaning, the original legislation was written by Congress.

Thinking that because it was done, even though done illegally, that we must now allow the repercussions of the illegal thing, is  nonsense. It would be similar to allowing someone who stole a car and then bought a new license, to keep the stolen car, or to allow HBeast to continue to go unprosecuted, because she is now out of government plundering/lying/bribetaking/killing "service", excusing her treason/sedition because she is now only a citizen and treason/sedition can only be done by government officials.

Immigrants and supporters chant during a "We Rise for the Dream" rally to oppose U.S. President Donald Trump's order to end DACA near the Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas on September 10, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protects young immigrants who grew up in the U.S. after arriving with their undocumented parents from deportation to a foreign country. Trump's executive order removes protection for about 800,000 current "dreamers," about 13,000 of whom live in Nevada. Congress has the option to replace the policy with legislation before DACA expires on March 5, 2018.

Report: DACA Amnesty May Trigger Flood of 4-6M Foreign Nationals, Not 800K

Should President Trump follow through on a deal where nearly 800,000 illegal aliens are allowed to remain in the United States and eventually obtain U.S. citizenship, research shows it would create a flood of four to six million chain migrants coming to the United States.

Trump, who adamantly opposed the amnesty for illegal aliens protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, is now defending the recipients of the program, as well as leveraging a deal where the foreign nationals could seek a pathway to citizenship through legal status, as Breitbart News reported.

Today, Trump signaled to his supporters that he opposed any sort of chain migration that would follow a DACA amnesty deal, though the deals the White House and Congress are reviewing would all cause such an immigration crisis:

Latest data from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) shows that 618,342 illegal aliens from Mexico currently have DACA status. If they were amnestied into the U.S., it would give them the opportunity to bring adult parents and relatives to the U.S.

“There will be chain migration. There always has been in amnesties,” Center for Immigration Studies Policy Director Jessica Vaughan told Breitbart News.

According to Princeton University researchers Stacie Carr and Marta Tienda, for every one new Mexican immigrant to the U.S., an additional 6.38 Mexican nationals come to the U.S. through family-chain migration.

Based on the Princeton research, the 618, 342 illegal aliens from Mexico who are covered by DACA would be able to bring upwards of four million additional relatives and family members to the U.S. in the years to come.

If the remaining estimated 180,000 DACA recipients brought in three family members each after being amnestied, it would result in additional 540,000 immigrants. Should the remaining 180,000 DACA recipients bring four family members each to the U.S., it would result in more than 700,000 new immigrants.

But if the remaining roughly 180,000 DACA recipients were to bring the same number of family members as Mexican DACA recipients are expected to bring to the U.S., it would result in nearly 1.2 million more legal family-based immigrants coming to the country.

On top of the legal chain migration that could occur following a DACA amnesty by Trump, there is also the potential for a massive border surge, like the one that occurred following former President Obama’s creation of the DACA program.

As the Migration Policy Institute has chronicled, previous border surges from amnesty programs have brought hundreds of thousands across the U.S.-Mexico border:

While the flow of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) has been climbing steadily since 2012, a dramatic surge has taken place in the last six months, with the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas as the principal place of entry. The Border Patrol there has converted entire stations to house unaccompanied minors and families.

According to the Border Patrol, apprehensions of unaccompanied children increased from 16,067 in fiscal year (FY) 2011 to 24,481 in FY 2012 and 38,833 in FY 2013. During the first eight months of FY 2014, 47,017 such children were apprehended by the Border Patrol. If the influx continues apace—and it shows no signs of slowing—the administration predicts that by the end of the fiscal year on September 30, totals could reach 90,000.

Ninety-eight percent of unaccompanied minors currently arriving at the border are from Honduras (28 percent), Mexico (25 percent), Guatemala (24 percent), and El Salvador (21 percent). This breakdown represents a significant shift: prior to 2012, more than 75 percent of UACs were from Mexico.

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/14/report-daca-amne...

S.354 - RAISE Act

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/354

Rep. Lamar Smith Introduces House Version of the RAISE Act

https://www.numbersusa.com/news/rep-lamar-smith-introduced-house-ve...

The RAISE Act Would End the Visa Lottery

The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, introduced in the Senate by Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and co-sponsored by Senator David Purdue (R-Ga.), would, along with limiting refugee admissions and ending chain migration, eliminate the Visa Lottery.

https://www.numbersusa.com/blog/raise-act-would-end-visa-lottery

 

Politics, and to many issues not resolved....

Americans Doubt Border Security Would Follow DACA Deal, Poll Finds

Most Americans say the U.S.-Mexico Border will continued to be unsecured if Congress passes an amnesty policy for illegal aliens.

In a Rasmussen Reports survey, 45 percent of Americans said it was not “likely” that even if Congress were to pass an amnesty package for illegal aliens, allowing the estimated 12 to 30 million individuals to remain in the United States, coupled with a security measure, the southern border would still not be secured. A smaller 41 percent disagreed.

The poll also asked Americans which agency should be the authority on making sure the U.S.-Mexico Border is secure. A surveyed 51 percent said the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should be tasked, as it currently is, with border enforcement duties.

Discussion of amnesty for illegal aliens has most recently come to forefront as President Trump may break with campaign promises to curb illegal immigration and make a deal to give 800,000 illegal aliens – protected by an Obama-created program known as DACA – lasting legal status.

As Breitbart News reported, the legalization could potentially trigger more arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico Border and surge chain migration to the U.S. that would be upwards of at least 4 to 6 million foreign nationals.

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/09/19/americans-doubt-border-se...


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Congressman Calls Trump ‘Psychopath’
For Saying Out Loud What Rational-Minded Americans
Are Thinking About FBI

Democrats have become so unhinged over their hatred for President Donald Trump that they think nothing of calling the commander in chief a “psychopath.”

Case in point, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., who took great exception to Trump saying out loud what most rational minded Americans are already thinking when it comes to the FBI.

The president took to Twitter on Saturday to state the obvious, that it’s unacceptable that the FBI failed to follow up on a credible tip about the Parkland, Fla., high school gunman who killed 17 people, and that the bureau has been too distracted in “trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.”

“Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!,” Trump tweeted. 
Donald J. Trump Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud! 

 The FBI released a statement acknowledging that protocols were not followed when the tip that may have saved 17 lives was recieved.

“On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him,” the bureau said in a statement. “The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.”

As for the “signals” the president referenced, the killer could not have screamed his intentions any louder than he did in the weeks leading up to last week’s shooting.

But this proved to be inconsequential to Congressman Gallego, an Iraq War veteran who responded to the president’s post by declaring “America will regret the day you were ever born.”

“You are such a psychopath that you have to make even the death of 17 children about you. America will regret the day you were ever born,” he tweeted. 

You are such a psychopath that you have to make even the death of 17 children about you. America will regret the day you were ever born.

Gallego, who announced in 2016 he was divorcing his wife while she was pregnant with their first child, criticized Trump is a second tweet for commenting on a news conference held by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who said that no Americans had knowledge of the efforts of 13 Russian nationals indicted last week for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The lawmaker noted that “children are being buried today.”

Of course, that didn’t stop the hypocrite from tweeting his support for pro-abortion Democratic women running for office on the same day “children are being buried.”

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