It’s funny looking back, if the Democrats REALLY were SERIOUS about DACA they could have done something when Barack Obama was president and the Democrats controlled the House and Senate. But nope! Remember DACA was brought in by President Obama through an EXECUTIVE ORDER!!!! Democrats did nothing!
Today, as Trump said, the Democrats continue to do NOTHING about DACA.
President Trump slammed Democrats early Thursday morning for “doing nothing” about the Obama-era program that shielded hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation, and noted the deadline is “rapidly approaching.”
The Trump administration rolled back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last September, but gave Congress a six-month window to craft legislation to protect the so-called Dreamers that were formerly covered by the program, by creating a path to legalization.
“March 5th is rapidly approaching and the Democrats are doing nothing about DACA,” Trump tweeted early Thursday.
“They Resist, Blame, Complain and Obstruct—and do nothing. Start pushing Nancy Pelosi and the Dems to work out a DACA fix, NOW!”
The issue of DACA was one that caused the federal government to sustain a three-day government shutdown last month. Trump has worked with Republican lawmakers on a fix, but Congress and the White House have yet to come to a bipartisan agreement on a plan.
WHAT IS DACA? WHY IS TRUMP ENDING DACA?
The program was created through executive order in 2012 by former President Barack Obama and allowed certain people who came to the U.S. illegally as minors to be protected from immediate deportation. The recipients of DACA were eligible to request “deferred action” for a period of two years, which was subject to renewal.
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 lived in the country since June 15, 2007.
During Trump’s first official State of the Union address Tuesday night, he noted that “Americans are dreamers, too,” and discussed his “four pillars” of immigration reform, which included provisions for legal status for DACA recipients and others eligible for DACA status –the White House estimated that total to be 1.8 million people.
The president was speaking in West Virginia at the congressional Republican retreat Thursday, and was expected to discuss major policy items for his second year in office.
“Heading to beautiful West Virginia to be with great members of the Republican Party. Will be planning Infrastructure and discussing Immigration and DACA, not easy when we have no support from the Democrats,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “NOT ONE DEM VOTED FOR OUR TAX CUT BILL! Need more Republicans in ’18.”
The fact is Trump campaigned on building the wall and border security. It was one of Trump’s biggest priorities.
Trump has received criticism for his immigration plan from some conservatives, who argue it violates some of his campaign promises. Instead, those conservatives are working to garner support for an immigration reform bill written by Reps. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.
Their plan would protect and provide a way for citizenship to those already covered by the DACA program. Additionally, the plan vows to cut the visa lottery system and end chain migration.
Chain migration would be end under Trump’s plan. And if Democrats continue to do nothing about DACA the program will expire on March 5th.
Why do we need border security you ask?
….Illegals and human trafficking it’s a BIG problem. A couple days ago a semi-truck got pulled over with 76 illegals found in the trailer.
The agents pulled the truck over on U.S. Highway 83 to question the driver about his immigration status, according to the Border Patrol. Upon opening the rear of the trailer, 76 people from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala were discovered – including 13 unaccompanied children.
Hey Democrats? Do you SERIOUSLY think we don’t have a problem at the border? Do you SERIOUSLY think THIS is the way ALL illegals should be allowed into the country?
The driver, who turned out to be a U.S. citizen, was arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents and had his truck seized.
“These criminal organizations view these individuals as mere commodities without regard for their safety,” said Gabriel Acosta, assistant chief patrol agent for the Laredo border patrol sector. “The blatant disregard for human life will not be tolerated. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to disrupt and dismantle these organizations and prosecute those responsible.”
YES! America needs STRONGER border patrol! Yes! America needs to END DACA! Yes! America needs to END chain migration! Yes! America needs to BUILD the wall!
I hope Democrats continue to DO NOTHING about DACA in hopes that March 5th rolls right on by.