President Trump DACA Pledge — President Trump is getting grief from some circles regarding his televised bipartisan meeting yesterday, Jan. 9, in which he expressed willingness to codify Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) non-legislative action.
Obama instituted the policy on June 15, 2012. Its claimed intent was to allow people brought to the U.S. illegally as minors to stay since they were raised here and are culturally Americans.
Obama’s action, however, was called, rightly, an abuse of power — including by Trump during his campaign — especially after Obama later sought to expand the scope of the policy. The expansions were halted by the courts.
Anyway, on Sept. 5, Trump rescinded Obama’s policy but delayed full implementation for six months — this means deportations — so Congress can pass a law making the policy legal.
About 800,000 persons are covered by DACA. The Obama policy protected them from deportation and made them eligible for work permits but did not make them citizens or grant them voting rights.
Most Americans have sympathy for the DACA people, including Trump, himself, who expressed such shortly after his election. Even during, the campaign he specifically said he had no plans on deporting every illegal.
For those still upset, Trump clearly gets what the big issues are, namely ending the poisonous policy of chain migration which allows new immigrants to bring over their extended families and the even more poisonous lottery system which requires us to take immigrants at random rather than sift them for things like education, skills and political philosophy.
And, of course, The Donald is still promising to building the wall and we are very confident he is going to keep that promise.
As someone once sang: You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need.
We remain on the train. MAGA.
Here is the video of the meeting: