(National Sentinel) Executive Branch: It appears that President Donald J. Trump is prepared to keep another campaign promise and end his predecessor’s constitutionally questionable program that allowed young people brought to the U.S. illegally by parents to remain in the country — a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
As reported by Politico, senior White House officials met Sunday to hammer out details of the planned reversal, which is likely to become the latest outrage de jour on the Left. Some officials said that Trump’s reversal will include a six-month delay.
Politico noted further:
The administration’s deliberations on the issue have been fluid and fast moving, and the president has faced strong warnings from members of his own party not to scrap the program.
Trump has wrestled for months with whether to do away with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. But 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 and kick the issue to Congress, the two sources said.
Delaying action for six months gives Congress an opportunity to enact legislation that may keep the Obama-era program intact, but constitutionally. It has been reported that chief of staff John Kelly has put the onus on the Legislative Branch, saying Congress “should’ve gotten its act together long ago” and fixed the problem.
Trump is expected to announce his decision Tuesday.
Needless to say, Leftists will lose their minds again and Trump will once more be labeled a racist bigot. But if anything, Obama is most responsible for this: He knew when implemented DACA he didn’t have the authority to do so (and even said so repeatedly). Obama also knew that his illegal action would not be challenged by the Legislative Branch via impeachment.
The fact is, Trump’s reversal is smart because 10 states have already threatened to sue over its implementation, and since Congress is responsible for passing immigration laws, it’s very likely DACA would be struck down in court. Plus, there’s that six-month window Trump is giving lawmakers to act.
Ending an illegal program improperly created by a lawless president is the right thing to do. And honestly, if DACA-affected young people are angry at anyone, it should be their parents for sneaking them into the country to begin with.
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