The blowback from Trump’s DACA destruction has been immense. Liberals really don’t like that he ended the program, which prevented the US from deporting the children of illegal immigrants, who brought to this country before they had a choice.
Naturally, the same insults have been flying around. ‘Conservatives are racist for wanting to deport kids,’ and so forth.
But few seem to understand that Trump is trying to encourage Congress to find a permanent fix for DACA. Because the program was meant to be temporary.
And if you don’t believe me, surely you’ll believe Obama?
The Daily Caller reports:
Despite an angry statement about President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, former President Barack Obama admitted in 2012 that the program was intended to be temporary.
During a speech announcing the new Department of Homeland Security Policy, Obama explained that the protections for dreamers were just “temporary relief.”
Now, if you just say ‘temporary’ once, it’s possible you didn’t mean it very strongly. Maybe you wanted to keep the program, and just tweak the edges.
“In the next few months, eligible individuals who do not present a risk to national security or public safety will be able to request temporary relief from deportation proceedings and apply for work authorization,” Obama said. “Let’s be clear: this is not amnesty, this is not immunity, this is not a path to citizenship, this is not a permanent fix.”
“This is a temporary stop-gap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, and patriotic young people,” he concluded. “It is the right thing to do.”
That’s no less than four restatements, four times saying one thing, just to make the point clear – DACA is temporary.
The final fix is supposed to find a way to make these kids legal, not keep them illegal. And there’s easy ways to do that – military service, for example, or graduating and getting a job.
Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017
Mind you, this whole problem would be fixed if Congress would simply stop complaining, stop trying to sabotage Trump at every corner, and simply work together. After all, the alternative is deporting kids. I’m not even comfortable with that.
And it’s not like this is the most difficult problem the country is facing. We’ve got much bigger problems with kiddie lawbreakers in North Korea. And he’s got nukes.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 7, 2017
Truth is, the real reason Congress won’t do anything is simply this: laziness.
And sometimes the best way to spur someone on is to force them into it. You don’t want to deport kids? Fine. Then fix the problem.
Source: Daily Caller