(National Sentinel) Immigration: On the campaign trail, GOP nominee Donald J. Trump promised to reverse a number of immigration policies implemented by President Obama, some of them unconstitutionally, including actually enforcing immigration laws and building a wall along the U.S. southwest border.
Promise kept: As reported by The Daily Caller, the Trump administration has rescinded the “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program implemented under Barack Obama that could have allowed as many as five million illegal aliens with children who are citizens or lawful permanent residents to remain in the country if they met certain criteria.”
The site reported further:
DAPA was blocked by the courts from implementation, which the Department of Homeland Security cited as a reason for rescinding the program. A DHS press released said Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly signed a memorandum rescinding DAPA on Thursday because “there is no credible path forward to litigate the currently enjoined policy.”
The program had been challenged by 26 states after Obama issued it in November 2014. The Supreme Court deadlocked when ruling on the constitutionality of the program in June 2016, splitting the vote 4-4 due to the empty seat at the time left by late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
And about that wall: The administration plans to release potential designs this summer, as Breitbart News reported:
The announcement will take place sometime in the summer of this year, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson. It will include four to eight designs for wall “prototypes” to be constructed in San Diego.
The exact date and details of the prototypes announcement have not been set, but is expected to be a major milestone for the president’s promised project.
One of the most intriguing designs is actually one of the most practical: A wall design that incorporates solar panels, a self-financing design which would be used to power additional border security and even export electricity to Mexico. Reports noted that Trump is said to be backing the solar wall design.
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