Tuesday, February 21, 2017

White House: DACA Program Not Eliminated Yet, But Not Necessarily Protected

At PJMEDIA by  Bridget Johnson

White House press secretary Sean Spicer emphasized today that the Department of Homeland Security immigration enforcement memos putting President Trump's executive order into action do not eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- for now.

DACA was put into place by President Obama after Congress failed to pass "DREAMer" legislation to allow some illegal immigrants brought to the country as children to apply for legal status.

In an August speech on the campaign trail in Arizona, Trump vowed to "immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties in which he defied federal law and the constitution to give amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants."

Asked in a press conference last week about whether he would continue DACA, Trump replied, "We're going to show great heart."

JS: All illegals should have to leave the US. President Trump promised that. Any exception for DACA folks is a victory for Barack Obama. Not what I voted for. This stay for DACAs is something I would expect from Paul Ryan.

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