Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree8Likes
  • 2 Post By MW
  • 2 Post By MW
  • 3 Post By ALIPAC
  • 1 Post By ALIPAC

Thread: Trump boosts Dreamer approvals as DACA deadline passes

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Administrator Jean's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    63,036

    Trump boosts Dreamer approvals as DACA deadline passes

    By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Sunday, March 4, 2018

    Monday was supposed to be the deadline either when illegal immigrant Dreamers began to lose their status under the Trump administration’s phaseout of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty, or when Congress would swoop to the rescue and grant them a path to full citizenship rights.

    Instead, the week dawns with the program still mostly intact, thanks to the courts. Meanwhile, Congress is stalemated and immigrant rights activists are vowing political retribution on the lot of them — though President Trump takes the brunt of their anger.

    “The buck stops with Trump. He’s the president,” said Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, which sponsored a rally Sunday on the Ellipse just across the street from the White House. “His party controls both houses of Congress. His deadline is arbitrary. He has the power under the Constitution to save our Dreamers.”

    Mr. Trump continues to press blame on Democrats, saying he tried to find a deal but was rebuffed by a party unwilling to budge.

    “I love the Dreamers,” the president said at a dinner with reporters Saturday. “I’ll be honest. … I really believe the Republicans want to solve this problem — DACA — more than the Democrats and certainly faster. So we’re all working together, and I hope that something’s going to happen. I really do.”

    Some lawmakers say they could revisit the issue by March 23, which is when the next spending bill is due. But even then, it’s not clear what a deal would look like, with neither House conservatives nor congressional Democrats eager to meet at Mr. Trump’s middle ground.

    All sides on Capitol Hill say it feels like the pressure is off now that the courts have stepped in, kick-starting the program and ensuring that protections can continue.

    Trump administration attorneys are fighting the courts but say the March 5 deadline has become meaningless.

    “We have to follow the rules and the letter of the law and injunctions,” said Tyler Q. Houlton, spokesman for the Homeland Security Department. “Our deadline was March 5, but court orders have come in and put injunctions in place and we’re going to continue to follow the rule of law.”

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was initiated in 2012 by President Obama’s Homeland Security Department as a temporary grant of amnesty, renewable every two years, to illegal immigrants who came forward, went through a cursory background check and paid a nearly $500 fee.

    In addition to freedom from deportation, they were given work permits entitling them to hold jobs and get Social Security numbers, which in turn earned them driver’s licenses and taxpayer benefits.

    They have become a potent political force in the years since and even spurred Democrats to force a brief government shutdown in January.

    Yet the lack of permanent legal status has left them uneasy.

    Rallying on the Ellipse clad in what has become their trademark orange knit caps and shirts, Dreamers called on Mr. Trump to revoke his phaseout, restore the DACA program, and instead embrace a mass amnesty for themselves, their parents and other illegal immigrants.

    “We are seeds of love,” the Dreamers chanted, even as they called the president racist and nativist.

    The criticism is all the more striking because the Trump administration has increased the rate of approvals of Dreamers.

    Under the Obama administration, nearly 96.8 percent of Dreamers applying to renew their two-year permits were approved. Under the Trump administration, the approval rate has reached a stunning 98.9 percent.

    The Trump administration announced the phaseout of the program on Sept. 5, saying it had concluded the program was unconstitutional, couldn’t be defended in court and needed to be wound down.

    The phaseout ended new applications and gave people whose DACA status expired by March 5 a one-month window to apply for renewal, which would last the standard two years. The feeling among the Trump team was that this would be the most humane to Dreamers, while forcing Congress to meet a deadline for a more permanent solution.

    In the end, Congress failed — even after Mr. Trump made an offer that seemed stunning in its generosity, embracing a full pathway to citizenship for all DACA recipients and hundreds of thousands of other illegal immigrants, in exchange for border wall funding, policy changes designed to prevent future illegal immigration, and limits to chain migration.

    But by then the courts had stepped in. Federal judges in California and New York ruled that DACA was legal and that the president’s phaseout had cut so many corners that it was illegal.

    The Supreme Court declined to speed an appeal, leaving the judges’ orders intact. DACA is up and running for the nearly 700,000 people protected, who can apply for renewals.

    So far, interest has been moderate.

    From Jan. 10 to Jan. 31, some 11,360 people had applied for renewals.

    Perhaps more stunning is that the Trump administration still has nearly 22,000 DACA requests from people who have never been approved for the program. Since initial DACA requests were cut off on Sept. 5, that means those people had been waiting for at least five months.

    Fewer than 150 were approved from Oct. 1 to Jan. 31. Although the Trump administration has been generous with its renewals, it has been more strict with initial applications, with an approval rate below 80 percent. The Obama administration notched an initial approval rate of more than 92 percent from 2012 through the end of 2016.

    Homeland Security officials insist nothing has changed, and they are processing the applications under normal prioritization and in accordance with the same rules as before.

    As of Jan. 31, some 683,000 people were being protected by DACA. All told, since the beginning of the program more than 807,000 people had been approved. But about 125,000 of them either allowed their status to lapse, found some other legal avenue to remain in the U.S. or — in about 2,000 cases — had their DACA protections canceled because of criminal or gang activities.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...-not-congress/
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  2. #2
    MW
    MW is online now
    Senior Member MW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    21,984
    The criticism is all the more striking because the Trump administration has increased the rate of approvals of Dreamers.

    Under the Obama administration, nearly 96.8 percent of Dreamers applying to renew their two-year permits were approved. Under the Trump administration, the approval rate has reached a stunning 98.9 percent.
    Wow, that's something I didn't expect. I had hoped there would be more scrutiny on the renewal request under the current administration, not less. who is reviewing these request, an Obama holdover?
    grandmasmad and artist like this.

    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" ** Edmund Burke**

    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts athttps://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  3. #3
    Senior Member JohnDoe2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    PARADISE (San Diego)
    Posts
    85,773
    2/5/18

    "A federal judge in California ordered the Department of Homeland Security to resume DACA, the program at the core of the ongoing battle."



    "The department is now operating DACA, waiting for the Supreme Court to issue the final verdict on its legality. That means the program may survive until sometime this summer, the earliest the court could rule, even without Congressional action."


    https://www.alipac.us/f12/congress-h...eamers-355399/
    NO AMNESTY

    Don't reward the criminal actions of millions of illegal aliens by giving them citizenship.


    Sign in and post comments here.

    Please support our fight against illegal immigration by joining ALIPAC's email alerts here https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  4. #4
    MW
    MW is online now
    Senior Member MW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    21,984
    I say delay, procrastinate, and delay some more!
    Beezer and GeorgiaPeach like this.

    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" ** Edmund Burke**

    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts athttps://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  5. #5
    Administrator ALIPAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Gheen, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    60,954
    Americans Demand Trump End Illegal DACA Amnesty Program Today



    Share this release & call to action by e-mail or on (Facebook HERE) .. (Twitter HERE) .. (GAB HERE)



    https://www.alipac.us/f8/americans-d...-today-356464/
    GeorgiaPeach, MW and Beezer like this.
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  6. #6
    Administrator ALIPAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Gheen, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    60,954
    MW likes this.
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

Similar Threads

  1. Trump can’t extend March 5 DACA deadline: DHS chief
    By ALIPAC in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-05-2018, 07:37 PM
  2. Despite No DACA ‘Fix,’ Little Will Change When Deadline Passes
    By Jean in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-16-2018, 01:47 PM
  3. Trump Likely Has Authority To Extend DACA Deadline, Experts Say
    By GeorgiaPeach in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 02-09-2018, 03:47 PM
  4. Trump Signals He Might Extend DACA Deadline
    By GeorgiaPeach in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-25-2018, 08:38 PM
  5. As Trump Weighs Fate of DACA, 'dreamer' vows: 'We're Not Going Down Without a Fight'
    By GeorgiaPeach in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-31-2017, 04:08 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •