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    President Trump's Statement on DACA

    President Trump's statement on DACA


    Published September 05, 2017

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    The following is a statement issued by President Trump on the administration’s decision to wind down the Obama-era DACA program:


    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!



    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017...tement-on-daca.
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    That's an excellent statement.



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    McConnell Statement on Administration DACA Announcement

    September 5, 2017


    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:


    “President Obama wrongly believed he had the authority to re-write our immigration law. Today’s action by President Trump corrects that fundamental mistake.


    “This Congress will continue working on securing our border and ensuring a lawful system of immigration that works.”



    https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/pub...7-F6FE53EA5F88
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    Statement on Ending Executive Overreach on Immigration


    Washington, September 5, 2017

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

    “Throughout President Obama’s time in office, he used his ‘pen and phone’ to overstep his authority and unilaterally rewrite our nation’s laws. Individuals who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents as children are in a very difficult position, but no president has the authority to change the law on his own terms. President Obama’s refusal to enforce our immigration laws and decision to unilaterally create immigration programs encouraged more illegal immigration and contributed to the surge of unaccompanied minors and families seeking to enter the U.S. illegally. His actions were wholly unconstitutional and compromised the integrity of the immigration system and the rule of law.

    “President Trump has done the right thing by ending this unlawfully-contrived program. In addition to working on immigration enforcement legislation, per the President’s request, I stand ready to work with the Trump Administration and my colleagues in Congress to address this problem the right way: through reasonable legislation passed by Congress, rather than by executive fiat.”



    https://goodlatte.house.gov/news/doc...DocumentID=963
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    Cornyn on Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement


    Posted 09/05/2017




    ‘These children who were brought here illegally through no fault of their own continue to make positive contributions to Texas and the nation, and it’s important for us to achieve a long-term resolution.’


    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced their intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program put in place by the Obama Administration:


    “This policy, while well-intentioned, was implemented without the approval of Congress by a President who exceeded his authority under the Constitution. This President now has the chance to work with Congress towards finding a solution to this issue where his predecessor failed. These children who were brought here illegally through no fault of their own continue to make positive contributions to Texas and the nation, and it’s important for us to achieve a long-term resolution.”



    https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/conten...a-announcement


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaPeach View Post
    McConnell Statement on Administration DACA Announcement

    September 5, 2017


    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:


    “President Obama wrongly believed he had the authority to re-write our immigration law. Today’s action by President Trump corrects that fundamental mistake.


    “This Congress will continue working on securing our border and ensuring a lawful system of immigration that works.”



    https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/pub...7-F6FE53EA5F88
    As upset as I get with Mitch McConnell, he really does know how to say the words. That is a PERFECT statement that tells all Republicans, he ain't doing no DACA amnesty in the US Senate.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaPeach View Post
    Cornyn on Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement


    Posted 09/05/2017




    ‘These children who were brought here illegally through no fault of their own continue to make positive contributions to Texas and the nation, and it’s important for us to achieve a long-term resolution.’


    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced their intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program put in place by the Obama Administration:


    “This policy, while well-intentioned, was implemented without the approval of Congress by a President who exceeded his authority under the Constitution. This President now has the chance to work with Congress towards finding a solution to this issue where his predecessor failed. These children who were brought here illegally through no fault of their own continue to make positive contributions to Texas and the nation, and it’s important for us to achieve a long-term resolution.”


    The only "long-term resolution" to this DACA FRAUD is deportation on the earliest possible date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    As upset as I get with Mitch McConnell, he really does know how to say the words. That is a PERFECT statement that tells all Republicans, he ain't doing no DACA amnesty in the US Senate.



    (DACA is a dead duck.)

    Judy, I hope it is a dead duck, too. Campaigning for illegal aliens with the do nothing Congress actions on Obamacare and taxes doesn't seem like a win. However, they have not been the best at representing American citizens.
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    Cornyn just open declares his support for amnesty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaPeach View Post
    Statement on Ending Executive Overreach on Immigration


    Washington, September 5, 2017

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

    “Throughout President Obama’s time in office, he used his ‘pen and phone’ to overstep his authority and unilaterally rewrite our nation’s laws. Individuals who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents as children are in a very difficult position, but no president has the authority to change the law on his own terms. President Obama’s refusal to enforce our immigration laws and decision to unilaterally create immigration programs encouraged more illegal immigration and contributed to the surge of unaccompanied minors and families seeking to enter the U.S. illegally. His actions were wholly unconstitutional and compromised the integrity of the immigration system and the rule of law.

    “President Trump has done the right thing by ending this unlawfully-contrived program. In addition to working on immigration enforcement legislation, per the President’s request, I stand ready to work with the Trump Administration and my colleagues in Congress to address this problem the right way: through reasonable legislation passed by Congress, rather than by executive fiat.”



    https://goodlatte.house.gov/news/doc...DocumentID=963
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