Reports this morning indicate it’s only a matter of time before President Trump ends Daca, which was the Obama-instituted policy that defers immigration action against undocumented people brought into the country when they were under 16.
It was easy to be sympathetic toward most of these people, since it wasn’t their choice to come here illegally and many of them are creating no problems by being here.
Obama often misappropriated the term “prosecutorial discretion,” but rarely as blatantly as he did here
But DACA represents an abuse of executive power and a complete abdication of the rule of law. National Review’s editors expound nicely on these points:
We understand the hesitation, since many of the beneficiaries of this amnesty have sympathetic stories, but as a matter of fidelity to our constitutional system and his campaign promises, Trump must end DACA. If we are going to amnesty an entire class of people, it should obviously be done through the democratic process and, in our view, happen only in exchange for reforms to the immigration system.
DACA contravenes the elementary principle that the legislative branch ought to pass laws and the executive branch ought to enforce them. In 2012, after Congress rejected the DREAM Act, President Obama issued the policy by unilateral decree. Under DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — illegal immigrants under the age of 37 can apply to...Read More HERE