Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy started by the Obama administration in June 2012 that allows certain undocumented immigrants to the United States who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit.
To be eligible, undocumented immigrants must have entered the United States before their 16th birthday and before June 2007, be currently in school, a high school graduate or be honorably discharged from the military, be under age 31 as of June 15, 2012, and not have been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor or three other misdemeanors, or otherwise pose a threat to national security
DACA is unconstitutional in every way. The Constitution states it clearly in Article I, Section 8, Clause 4, “To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Article I denotes the enumerated powers of the legislative branch — the House and Senate, or Congress. Article II of the Constitution denotes the enumerated powers of the executive branch.
we’re to be governed by the rule of law, not ruled by edict from an executive. There are only four sections under Article II of the Constitution, the final section establishing the grounds for removal of the executive, the president.
If we wish to have a purely constitutional discussion about DACA, it’s obvious Obama exceeded his enumerated powers and established an unconstitutional policy.
Now, the question is: Do we want to be ruled by edict based upon the ideological agenda of a ruler? If so, then let’s go right ahead and continue on with DACA.
It’s not up to the president — any president — to decide that he or she wants to do something without the legislative branch; in essence, that’s taking action without the consent of the governed. The American people elect representatives to be their voice, so any disregard of the legislative branch is a dismissal and disregard of the American people.
Furthermore, since this action by President Barack Obama was taken by executive fiat, then it’s no longer binding upon his departure — just as with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iranian nuclear deal, and, as we saw, the Paris Climate Change Accord.
The Left in America can get as mad, angry, hate-filled and emotional as they want. Either they support the rule of law or they don’t. Bottom line, the progressive, socialist Left and the liberal progressive media needs to shut up because they don’t have a constitutional reason for complaint.
Are we now a country governed by feel-good emotions? DACA is nothing more than a feel-good, ideological political tool based on identity politics. There are those above the rule of law. Just look at Hillary Clinton, Obama, and Comey and on and on, and sanctuary cities, counties, and states — the Left’s agenda is apparently superior to our rule of law.
We now have a president that wants to uphold the Law and the Laws of the Constitution. President Trump is not getting any help or cooperation from Congress with his mandate, what we elected him to do. He has accomplished many promises already but Rule of Law has to be re-established.
The hypocrisy of DACA is blatant. Who decides what constitutes being a “dreamer”? Yes, that sounds so nice, and again, it tugs at hearts. But if you recall in April 2009 that the same Barack Obama creator of DACA ended the D.C. school voucher program for deserving young, black, minority kids … and not a peep came from the progressive socialist Left and the liberal progressive media. Barack Obama gave the black youths dream away to illegals and the black man wants to blame the white man.
The Left chooses based on their politicized agenda. Funny, DACA was enacted in 2012, a presidential election year … that should tell you everything. Everyone should encourage your senators to do the right thing and let DACA expire on it own. Tell them not to pass unconstitutional laws to legalize the “Law Breakers” they can come back in and do it the right way.
When law and morality contradict each other, the citizens lose respect for the Law. It is a matter of principles and it will not stop at amnesty. The Majority has spoken when they elected President Trump it is a mandate. We do not reward Law Breakers under any circumstances.
To the Left, what about the “dreamers” in Washington, D.C., who had earned the privilege to attain a better education? What about the kids in inner-city Chicago who must live under the threat of gangs and gunfire? Are there no “dreamers” there, and when has the Left made that a cause over which to take a stand?
No, DACA is nothing more than unconstitutional hypocrisy.
We’re a nation of laws, not manipulated emotional policy. Fulfill the dreams of our American children — natural-born and naturalized — and then we can talk about being benevolent to others. It’s time we stop allowing the Left to prioritize who’s important.
Former President Obama plans to speak out if President Trump announces his intent to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Trump on Tuesday is expected to declare he will end DACA, a program Obama created unilaterally that protects certain immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children and gives them work permits.
The president will delay the termination of DACA for six months, according to multiple reports, to give Congress time to devise a legislative solution to protect the 800,000 or so illegal immigrants who benefit from the program.
Obama said before he left office he would carefully pick his spots about when to publicly oppose Trump’s initiatives, and that ending DACA would qualify.
Ask yourself Why DACA ‘Dreamers’ have not been working towards become legal citizens for the past eight years?