The media and supporters of illegal immigration are unleashing their fury against President Trump for deciding to uphold America’s laws, which Obama had previously disregarded, and end the controversial amnesty program known as DACA.
Earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially announced the president’s decision to end DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) while giving Congress a window of 6 months to decide on immigration legislation.
In a press conference Sessions announced, “I’m here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated by the Obama administration is being rescinded.” Sessions also supported a legal assessment of Obama’s original DACA order, which was widely criticized by conservatives as a drastic overreach of his authority, as Congress is the government body that has authority in this case.
In ordering this blanket exception, President Obama was nullifying part of a law that he simply disagreed with … If a president can claim sweeping discretion to suspend key federal laws, the entire legislative process becomes little more than a pretense … The circumvention of the legislative process not only undermines the authority of this branch but destabilizes the tripartite system as a whole.
President Trump issued a statement in support of immigration reform that upholds his “America First” agenda, focusing on the needs of American citizens before the needs of those from other countries. Border security was a cornerstone of Trump’s2016 campaign, which his supporters rallied behind fervently, often leading to shouts of “Build the Wall” during his campaign events.
Congress now has the opportunity to advance responsible immigration reform that puts American jobs and American security first. We are facing the symptom of a larger problem, illegal immigration, along with the many other chronic immigration problems Washington has left unsolved. We must reform our green card system, which now favors low-skilled immigration and puts immense strain on U.S. taxpayers. We must base future immigration on merit – we want those coming into the country to be able to support themselves financially, to contribute to our economy, and to love our country and the values it stands for. Under a merit-based system, citizens will enjoy higher employment, rising wages, and a stronger middle class. Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue have introduced the RAISE Act, which would establish this merit-based system and produce lasting gains for the American People.
I look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to finally address all of these issues in a manner that puts the hardworking citizens of our country first.
As I’ve said before, we will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion – but through the lawful Democratic process – while at the same time ensuring that any immigration reform we adopt provides enduring benefits for the American citizens we were elected to serve. We must also have heart and compassion for unemployed, struggling, and forgotten Americans.
Above all else, we must remember that young Americans have dreams too. Being in government means setting priorities. Our first and highest priority in advancing immigration reform must be to improve jobs, wages and security for American workers and their families.
It is now time for Congress to act!
While opponents to Trump’s agenda are using “compassion” to mask their true objective of supplying cheap labor to their corporate donors, as well as millions of future Democrat voters by supporting illegal immigration, these same critics seem completely devoid of concern, kindness or generosity for American citizens and LEGAL immigrants who worked hard to become a part of this nation.
President Trump, on the other hand, rightly reminds the Democrats that “young Americans have dreams too”. Who will fight for the rights of hard working American children who apply to an ivy-league university and have all the qualifications for entry, yet are denied a place because colleges not only give preferential treatment to illegal immigrants, but also have special scholarships to give them a free ride.
For example, in June the University of California allocated $25 million to specifically fund illegal immigrants’ education.
Where are the funds for American children and why should they be penalized for simply being naturally born in America? After all, liberals use the same argument in favor of DACA and illegal immigrant children, claiming they should not be penalized for being brought to America illegally by their parents. Why should American childrens’ quest for higher education and better employment be hampered and made more difficult in favor of those who entered the country illegally? The answer to that question is obvious: The current liberal political agenda favors illegal immigrants due to the fact nearly all of them will vote Democrat for the rest of their lives in order to continue reaping the benefits of having liberals in positions of power.
The Democrats do not have a monopoly on compassion, and rarely do politicians make decisions purely on morality. More realistically, behind every action that they claims is “compassionate” is an agenda that enables these politicians to become wealthy, fund their campaigns and maintain their political power.