Trump tweets about DACA decision, says not to worry

11 Septembre, 2017, 07:56 | Auteur: Phil Beauvilliers
  • DeGioia Condemns 'Unconscionable' Termination of DACA

"President Trump is courageously acting in accordance with the Constitution and living up to his campaign promise to follow the law".

Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center For Lesbian Rights, called the move "chilling".

"This six-month so-called reprieve does not change the governor's views - the Trump administration's action to end DACA is senseless and cruel", said Gov. Jerry Brown's executive secretary Nancy McFadden in a release to the press. In the Senate, Colorado's Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet are the latest cosponsors of the Dream Act, which would give immigrants who were brought here as children a path to citizenship.

It maybe a savvy legal maneuver, but it's a cruel blow to people who had no say in coming here yet are embracing the American dream. And changing law or creating it is the prerogative of Congress.

The situation is dire.

This House bill preserves DACA while requiring that qualifying individuals have lived in the United States continuously since 2012 without leaving for longer than 90 days.

It is a perfect opportunity to accomplish things through compromise.

Congress should "identify and pursue a measured approach that addresses their unique situation, but also respects the importance of our immigration laws and discourages future illegal immigration". We have further integrated ourselves into the social fabric of the United States. By contrast, most recipients of H-1B visas are between 25 and 34 and hold either a Bachelor's degree or a Master's degree. "There's no question about it. There's no disguise about that", he said.

Immigration law was specifically placed with Congress, which was given the power "to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization" (Article I, Section 8, Clause 4).

Any person who "knowingly" attempts to bring in an alien, has knowledge of, attempts to transport an alien within the U.S., "conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation; ...shall be punished".

About a quarter of a million DREAMers - young people covered by DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - are enrolled in college this fall. The uncertainty doesn't just affect students, says Padron, it affects institutions, because there's so little information or guidance in terms of what to tell students. "They are pursuers of truth".

The plaintiffs in the suit include New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia, along with the District of Columbia. "And, by the way, if the Dreamers want to go somewhere and live?" But the importance of this moment is that the Democratic ask was on its face ridiculous.

But there's a larger number of affected companies than some would expect.

Sessions argued Tuesday that the Trump administration was forced to end DACA after the Justice Department found the program unconstitutional. And in covering their own behinds, those Congressmen are hanging Americans - and should-be Americans - out to dry. "Many of them didn't know or understand that they didn't have any immigration status". Still, many of those brought into the country as children are now adults and this may be the only country they know because of Congress's inability to build a wall previously and seriously enforce existing law, which is hard to do when the president is the largest violator. Will they measure up to the standard set by Ted Kennedy? By Sept. 5 Trump was already hedging his bets, tweeting, "Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do)".

The multistate lawsuit filed by a group of Democratic attorneys general on Wednesday to protect beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program argues their state economies will be hurt if residents lose their status.

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