Updated Trump administration ends DACA, with 6-month delay 05/14/2018

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The Department of Homeland Security formally rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, with a six-month delay for current recipients.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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The GOP leadership is no longer attempting to disguise their support for open borders, universal citizenship, or Amnesty.  The GOP is no better than the Democrats on immigration issues... At least, the Democrats are honest about their support for DACA and Amnesty; while, the GOP's support for enforcement of our immigration laws is being totally scuttled.

The GOP controls both houses of Congress and the Presidency... they have the power to ram thru any bill they want; they have the power to demand the deportation of every illegal alien, and to build the wall. However, those issues are not on the GOP's agenda, regardless of their feigned protests or their constituents desires to deport illegals.   The GOP is joined at the hip with the Democrats on immigration policy... only they want us to believe they are not.

YES, YES, YES ...... DACA IS IMPORTANT BUT FOR HEAVEN SAKE GIVE IT A BREAK ALREADY, PLEASE!

THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER THINGS THAT NEED IMMEDIATE ATTENTION! MAYBE YOU DO LIVE IN CAL. BUT,

TRY LIVING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. YOU WILL SEE WHAT A FARCE DACA REALLY IS AND THE REAL ISSUE IS: TO GET RID OF THE DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE RULE AT THE STATE COUNTY AND CITY LEVEL. DO A COMPLETE FLIP OF THE LIBERAL LUNATIC LEFT.

FOR STARTERS: John Kerry should be arrested and charged with Sedition and the Logan Act

Don't hold your breath waiting for John Kerry to be locked up...

Congress, the Administration, and Judiciary are filled with his ilk.  Under ordinary circumstances and in a well-functioning government Kerry would not have been in a position to commit such treason...

However, America's government is filled with men of low character... individuals unwilling to hold their cohorts accountable to the law.  Our nation's Capitol has become the headquarters for a criminal enterprise... a swamp filled with criminals.

AMNESTY ALERT

Pro-amnesty Republicans are leading a procedural maneuver to pass an amnesty bill in the House of Representatives. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) has filed a discharge petition to force a vote on H Res 774 by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA). The latter would implement a series of votes designed to lead passage of the Dream Act, a broad amnesty bill. If 25 Republicans and all 193 Democrats sign the petition, it would force a vote on the Denham resolution. Before the weekend recess, 18 Republicans and one Democrat had already signed the petition. (See list below).

Call your Representative through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and say: "Don't sign the petition!"

Talking Points
• It is just a ploy to pass an amnesty, and amnesties just lead to more illegal immigration.
• President Trump would veto an amnesty bill, so the effort would be meaningless.
• Instead, your Representative should encourage Speaker Ryan to bring Rep. Goodlatte's bill, HR 4760, to a floor vote. It provides DACA relief, but not a path to citizenship, and provides for increased enforcement.
If your Representative is on the list below, ask her or him to withdraw their signature.

If you are willing to go the extra mile, then please call Speaker Ryan's office at:
202-225-3031 and ask him to thwart the petition and amnesty by bringing HR 4760 to a floor vote.

Petition Signers
1. Carlos Curbelo
2. Jeff Denham
3. David G. Valadao
4. Will Hurd
5. Mario Diaz-Balart
6. Mia B. Love
7. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
8. Charles W. Dent
9. Fred Upton
10. David G. Reichert
11. Mike Coffman
12. Chris Collins
13. John J. Faso
14. Mark E. Amodei
15. Elise M. Stefanik
16. Leonard Lance
17. Ryan A. Costello
18. Stephen Knight
19. Diana DeGette

Thank you for joining us and taking action!

Team CAPS

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 After Years Of Stagnation Under Obama 
Household Income Hits 50-Year High

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Former President Barack Obama got plenty of praise for shepherding us through the recovery from the 2008 economic crisis. However, those on Main Street, USA, knew the truth — things weren’t any better than they had been when George W. Bush left office.

As The Weekly Standard reported in 2016, median household income when Obama came into office in 2009 was $56,731. In 2015, six years into his presidency, that number was $56,516 — a decrease of just over $200.

By the time he left office, it’s true that media household income had risen to $59,471 — but that was essentially the same as it had been in December, 2007, at the end of the “Great Recession” and just a few weeks before Obama took office, when it was $59,549.

So, how’s The Donald doing?

Well, as Investor’s Business Daily reported, a new study from Sentier Research found that the median household income in April was $61,483 — a 50-year high.

That’s up from $59,471 in January of 2017.

The firm tracks income using census data and adjusts for inflation — so even a slightly weaker dollar doesn’t account for the increase.

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Bad News For Dems: Household Income Hits All-Time High Under Trump … And He's Getting Credit For It!!! 

Household Income Hits All-Time High Under Trump, And He's Getting Credit For It

A new report shows that the median household income has climbed 3% since President Trump took office. It's another sign of a strong economy, and at least one poll shows the public credits Trump for...

That’s great news for the country, but maybe not the best news for Democrats.

“This is just another indication that the economy has notably strengthened under Trump. And polls show that the public’s mood has brightened considerably as a result,” Investor’s Business Daily reported.

“The latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is 53.6. This index has been in positive territory (anything over 50 is optimistic) since Trump took office. The Quality of Life Index, meanwhile, hit a 14-year high in May and the Financial Stress Index is at an all-time low.”

That economic data is followed by a lot of polls that seem to show that the “blue wave” expected in the November midterms breaking and rolling back into the sea.

A new Reuters poll found that a generic Republican would beat a generic Democrat by six points. Back in March, the Democrats were up by nine points. A CBS poll found that Democrats had a two-point advantage on the generic ballot — hardly “wave” material.

The CBS poll also found that 68 percent of Americans believed Trump’s policies deserved at least some of the credit for the economic situation, with 35 percent saying he deserved a “great deal” of the credit.

Sixty-four percent of respondents rated the economy as “somewhat good” or “very good.” In a CNN poll, 57 percent of voters said that “things are going well in the U.S.” In February, that was 49 percent.

Perhaps the most important figure: Under Obama, when Gallup asked whether it was a good time to find “a quality job in the U.S.,” the highest number that administration ever achieved was 45 percent. Under Trump, that number is 67 percent — the highest number in the 17-year history of the poll.

While Trump’s personal numbers haven’t seen the same bounce, they’re still up — and that’s the important thing. Thanks to the relentless campaign of personal attacks against him, Trump’s stated approval rating has always been a lot lower than it probably is.

Don’t believe me? Just ask Hillary Clinton. For all of the personal barbs and attacks, 2016 ultimately came down to the economy. So will 2018 — and that’s not good news for the Democrats.

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