Anyone who has a DACA permit expiring between now and March 5, 2018, can apply for a two-year renewal.Even those DACA recipients whose DACA permits expires after March 5, will be eligible for legal status for another two-plus year.
In other words, Pres. Trump is giving Congress what it wants most, the DACA amnesty decision to be postponed until AFTER the 2018 election.
But all is not lost. I see yesterday's Fox News article* supporting what I have been calling for in relation to any DACA amnesty: birthright citizenship reform. And here's the best part: it can be addressed without a constitutional amendment, at least that's what Herry Ried said back in his S. 1351 (103rd): Immigration Stabilization Act of 1993, under TITLE X--CITIZENSHIP
SEC. 1001. BASIS OF CITIZENSHIP CLARIFIED.
"In the exercise of its powers under section 5 of the Fourteenth Article of Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the Congress has determined and hereby declares that any person born after the date of enactment of this title to a mother who is neither a citizen of the United States nor admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident, and which person is a national or citizen of another country of which either of his or her natural parents is a national or citizen, or is entitled upon application to become a national or citizen of such country, shall be considered as born subject to the jurisdiction of that foreign country and not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States within the meaning of section 1 of such Article and shall therefore not be a citizen of the United States or of any State solely by reason of physical presence within the United States at the moment of birth."
I agree. If Congress is going to offer DACA amnesty now to these lawbreaking illegal aliens, the very least they can do for their fellow law-abiding citizens in return is to restrict birthright U.S. citizenship to only those born exclusively under U.S. sovereignty, with no foreign allegiances or attachments at birth to ensure this type of breach of law doesn't happen again, and to finally put an end to the ludicrous situation where the offspring born here of illegal aliens are considered natural born U.S. citizens at birth.
* Source: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/09/04/trump-gop-should-keep-dac...