Donald Trump: We “Really Have No Choice” But to End DACA”
President Donald Trump kept his word to put an end to Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah’s unlawful executive amnesty program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
“I have a great heart for these folks we’re talking about,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday. “A great love for them.”
“I have a love for these people and hopefully now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly,” Trump added.
While the usurper Obama decried his decision as “cruel.” Trump hoped that Congress would establish law to deal with the issue, something that is constitutional, unlike Obama ignoring immigration law and thumbing his nose at the branch of government that was given all authority to legislate.
“Really we have no choice, we have to be able to do something, and I think it’s going to work out very well,” Trump said.
Obama willy nilly ignored the Constitution and immigration law, which was written by Congress.
The GOP-led Congress did nothing about it. In fact, they are just as guilty as Obama because they never put forth one article of impeachment to deal with this or any of his other documented crimes against the people in full violation of his oath of office.
Democrats were losing their minds at Trump’s move.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), another criminally minded Democrat who has sought to protect people from the law, said that Trump and his administration were basically endorsing “white supremacy” by reversing DACA.
“This Administration is on a very dangerous trajectory towards the full-throated endorsement of white supremacy—the likes of which we haven’t seen in the open from a sitting President for a century,” Gutierrez said.
What he doesn’t tell you are the hosts of immigrants of various ethnic backgrounds that are allowed into the US every single year. This has nothing to do with white supremacy, it has to do with following immigration law.
However, Mr. Gutierrez demonstrated his own racism by blasting Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for upholding the law that Gutierrez and Obama wouldn’t uphold while at the same time offering praise to “those who marched at the University of Virginia with torches shouting ‘Jews will not replace us.'”
“But this action on DACA to pull the rug out from under almost 800,000 documented immigrants who have lived here for at least ten years and cast them back into the shadows is the ugliest act of appeasement for the far-right’s white-supremacist goals of them all, so far,” Gutierrez said.
He then took a shot at White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and more accusations of white supremacism.
“General Kelly is a hypocrite who is a disgrace to the uniform he used to wear,” Gutierrez said. “He has no honor and should be drummed out of the White House along with the white supremacists and those enabling the President’s actions by ‘just following orders.’”
Big words from such a little insecure man.
“It just takes the country in the wrong direction and will be devastating to individual immigrants and families,” Gutierrez said of the reversal of DACA. “The disruption, chaos and fear that this action precipitates will also strain state and local governments, educators, and employers. DACA is a program that has been a smashing success, yet the President, purely out of spite and incompetence is smashing DACA.”
A smashing success? How so Mr. Gutierrez? By violating the law? That would be success for Communists like yourself, wouldn’t it?
He declared on Monday that he would attempt to fight Trump in the courts, as well as that streets, to make sure that DACA recipients were not deported.
“Yes, we will be on the streets fighting. Yes, we will go to the courts to fight, and we will also insist that our friends and our allies in the Congress of the United States don’t sign a budget, don’t support a budget, don’t collaborate with Republicans and give us a budget unless there is a safe place legislatively, an avenue legislatively, that secures the future for the 800,000 DACA recipients,” he said. “Let’s be clear. We are going to fight in the courts, we are going to fight in the streets, but also we are going to fight in the Congress of the United States to make sure legislatively we have a solution.”
What else is new? Gutierrez and his partners in crime from ANTIFA to Black Lives Matter have been on America’s streets causing all sorts of chaos and senseless violence.
Then there were the comments by former attorney general of California turned US Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) who echoed Obama’s comments that Trump is “cruel” and “heartless” and that the president is siding with “division” and “hate.”
“They came out of the shadows and submitted every detail of their personal lives to prove that they were lawful, productive members of our society,” she said in a statement on Tuesday. “By turning his back on our young Dreamers and their families, President Trump has once again sided with division and hate.”
“Now more than ever, it is time we roll up our sleeves and stand with these young people who contribute to our community and our economy,” she said. “Republicans in Congress must immediately allow a vote on the DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill we introduced again this summer. We are better than this.”
Joining her fellow comrade Harris tweeted out, “I will fight tooth and nail to protect #DACA. Those young people have only known one home, the U.S. Deporting them would be inhumane.”
I will fight tooth and nail to protect #DACA. Those young people have only known one home, the U.S. Deporting them would be inhumane.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 1, 2017
Even Tech CEOs stood against Trump, largely because they have illegals working for them. Take a look at some of these tweets.
From Apple CEO Tim Cook.
250 of my Apple coworkers are #Dreamers. I stand with them. They deserve our respect as equals and a solution rooted in American values.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 3, 2017
#Dreamers contribute to our companies and our communities just as much as you and I. Apple will fight for them to be treated as equals.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 5, 2017
Google’s Sundar Pichai tweeted, “Dreamers are our neighbors, our friends and our co-workers. This is their home. Congress needs to act now to #DefendDACA. #WithDreamers.”
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) September 5, 2017
Twitter CEO added, “Completely unnecessary and cruel. Ending #DACA is a crushing blow to those who want to contribute to our future.”
No, it will be a crushing blow to your company and your censorship of real Americans speaking the truth to which you so often give approval. The same could be said of Google.
Then, of course, there’s the new prince of censorship, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
“This is a sad day for our country,” Zuckerberg wrote. ” The decision to end DACA is not just wrong. It is particularly cruel to offer young people the American Dream, encourage them to come out of the shadows and trust our government, and then punish them for it.”
This is a sad day for our country. The decision to end DACA is not just wrong. It is particularly cruel to offer young…
But not as cruel as defending Islam and Islamic jihadis, right Mr. Zuckerberg? Not as cruel as shutting down Facebook pages of conservatives and helping to undercut their income, right? No, that’s American in your book.
President Trump tweeted out that he will revisit the issue against in six months if Congress fails to act on it.
“Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!” Trump tweeted.
Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017
“I look forward to working w/ D’s + R’s in Congress to address immigration reform in a way that puts hardworking citizens of our country 1st,” Trump added.
I look forward to working w/ D's + R's in Congress to address immigration reform in a way that puts hardworking citizens of our country 1st.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the ending of DACA saying, “The program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded.”
What I want to see now is President trump actually enforce the law that exists, or at least start dealing with these companies like Google, Apple, Twitter and Facebook and their CEOs who are hiring illegal aliens in violation of immigration law.
Time will tell if any of that will take place.
Here’s the full statement from the White House website:
As President, my highest duty is to defend the American people and the Constitution of the United States of America. At the same time, I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws.
The legislative branch, not the executive branch, writes these laws – this is the bedrock of our Constitutional system, which I took a solemn oath to preserve, protect, and defend.
In June of 2012, President Obama bypassed Congress to give work permits, social security numbers, and federal benefits to approximately 800,000 illegal immigrants currently between the ages of 15 and 36. The typical recipients of this executive amnesty, known as DACA, are in their twenties. Legislation offering these same benefits had been introduced in Congress on numerous occasions and rejected each time.
In referencing the idea of creating new immigration rules unilaterally, President Obama admitted that “I can’t just do these things by myself” – and yet that is exactly what he did, making an end-run around Congress and violating the core tenets that sustain our Republic.
Officials from 10 States are suing over the program, requiring my Administration to make a decision regarding its legality. The Attorney General of the United States, the Attorneys General of many states, and virtually all other top legal experts have advised that the program is unlawful and unconstitutional and cannot be successfully defended in court.
There can be no path to principled immigration reform if the executive branch is able to rewrite or nullify federal laws at will.
The temporary implementation of DACA by the Obama Administration, after Congress repeatedly rejected this amnesty-first approach, also helped spur a humanitarian crisis – the massive surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America including, in some cases, young people who would become members of violent gangs throughout our country, such as MS-13.
Only by the reliable enforcement of immigration law can we produce safe communities, a robust middle class, and economic fairness for all Americans.
Therefore, in the best interests of our country, and in keeping with the obligations of my office, the Department of Homeland Security will begin an orderly transition and wind-down of DACA, one that provides minimum disruption. While new applications for work permits will not be accepted, all existing work permits will be honored until their date of expiration up to two full years from today. Furthermore, applications already in the pipeline will be processed, as will renewal applications for those facing near-term expiration. This is a gradual process, not a sudden phase out. Permits will not begin to expire for another six months, and will remain active for up to 24 months. Thus, in effect, I am not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act.
Our enforcement priorities remain unchanged. We are focused on criminals, security threats, recent border-crossers, visa overstays, and repeat violators. I have advised the Department of Homeland Security that DACA recipients are not enforcement priorities unless they are criminals, are involved in criminal activity, or are members of a gang.
The decades-long failure of Washington, D.C. to enforce federal immigration law has had both predictable and tragic consequences: lower wages and higher unemployment for American workers, substantial burdens on local schools and hospitals, the illicit entry of dangerous drugs and criminal cartels, and many billions of dollars a year in costs paid for by U.S. taxpayers. Yet few in Washington expressed any compassion for the millions of Americans victimized by this unfair system. Before we ask what is fair to illegal immigrants, we must also ask what is fair to American families, students, taxpayers, and jobseekers.
Congress now has the opportunity to advance responsible immigration reform that puts American jobs and American security first. We are facing the symptom of a larger problem, illegal immigration, along with the many other chronic immigration problems Washington has left unsolved. We must reform our green card system, which now favors low-skilled immigration and puts immense strain on U.S. taxpayers. We must base future immigration on merit – we want those coming into the country to be able to support themselves financially, to contribute to our economy, and to love our country and the values it stands for. Under a merit-based system, citizens will enjoy higher employment, rising wages, and a stronger middle class. Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue have introduced the RAISE Act, which would establish this merit-based system and produce lasting gains for the American People.
I look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to finally address all of these issues in a manner that puts the hardworking citizens of our country first.
As I’ve said before, we will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion – but through the lawful Democratic process – while at the same time ensuring that any immigration reform we adopt provides enduring benefits for the American citizens we were elected to serve. We must also have heart and compassion for unemployed, struggling, and forgotten Americans.
Above all else, we must remember that young Americans have dreams too. Being in government means setting priorities. Our first and highest priority in advancing immigration reform must be to improve jobs, wages and security for American workers and their families.
It is now time for Congress to act!