When Donald Trump promised that he would deport illegal aliens during the campaign, the left went into a rage. How dare he be so insensitive and intolerant by promising to enforce the laws? Surely this man is a bigot, unfit for the presidency.
The screams from the left have only gotten louder since he not only captured the Oval Office, but presided over the retention of Republican majorities in both houses of Congress. He is under constant bombardment from crazed liberals desperate to find something to use to bring down his presidency. Yet the man soldiers on.
And in spite of an assault on his efforts to enforce the nation’s immigration laws from the left and from members of the federal judiciary, the deportations continue. The next to be leaving are the DACAs or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. While given amnesty by Mr. Obama along with anyone else he could get away with shielding from the immigration laws, that protected status is about to end.
“Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that the fate of deferred action program known as DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — will likely be determined by the courts, perhaps as soon as September, and that attorneys he’s consulted with do not think the program is legally sustainable. Kelly also would not commit to extending temporary protected status, or TPS, for nationals from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and four other countries, but indicated that TPS for Haitians will likely end.”
This matter is coming to a head, and quickly.
“That changed last month when a group of Republican state officials from 10 states, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, called on Trump to stop the controversial program put in place by President Obama in 2012.
“The Trump administration has until Sept. 5 to decide if the administration will phase out DACA or risk a court challenge from the states.”
So what’s going on here is a situation where even if the Trump administration were to decide to extend DACA, it’s likely that states would sue and the courts would rule in favor of the states thereby subjecting the “dreamers” to deportation.
What remains to be seen is what, if anything, Congress will do about this. Given that the prevailing view is that the courts will not support DACA as it exists, it’s a matter of Congress either passing legislation that President Trump may or may not sign, or the deportation of these individuals will begin.
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