DACA, otherwise known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, has officially been stopped after much debate.
The Trump administration finally came to the decision to halt the DACA program which was started under Obama and his Administration. The program basically granted a work permit to undocumented immigrants who came into the United States illegally as a child.
Obama was trying to grandfather them in, however, that is still not how our country was meant to operate. There are rules and laws in place for a reason. Finding slick ways to allow people to bypass those laws just makes it harder on the rest of us.
Unfortunately, there will be a six month delay before DACA is officially over.
— POLITICO (@politico) September 4, 2017
Trump has wrestled for months with whether to do away with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. He has faced strong warnings from members of his own party not to scrap the program and struggled with his own misgivings about targeting minors for deportation.
Conversations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who argued that Congress — rather than the executive branch — is responsible for writing immigration law, helped persuade the president to terminate the program, the two sources said, though White House aides caution that — as with everything in the Trump White House — nothing is set in stone until an official announcement has been made.
In a nod to reservations held by many lawmakers, the White House plans to delay the enforcement of the president’s decision for six months, giving Congress a window to act, according to one White House official. But a senior White House aide said that chief of staff John Kelly, who has been running the West Wing policy process on the issue, “thinks Congress should’ve gotten its act together a lot longer ago.”
I agree. Congress should have gotten their act together a long time ago. According to USA Today, there are nearly 800k illegal immigrants currently using the program and benefitting from it.
I wonder how many of our veterans on the streets could benefit from a program that would help them….they are here legally after all and they did fight for our country.