President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise that he would crack down on illegal immigration and he has already proven that he will follow through on that promise.
In 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals “amnesty” program, which allowed upwards of 2.1 million illegal immigrant children to enter the country.
However, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly suggested recently that the Trump administration will not defend the DREAMER act.
“This is what he’s being told by different attorneys, that if it goes to court it might not survive,” DHS spokesman David Lapan said regarding Kelly’s remarks. Should Congress not pass a bill protecting the program, “they’re leaving it in the hands of the courts to make a decision.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
That was simply too much for a “visibly shaken” Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who dramatically proclaimed in both English and Spanish of the attorney general, “Jeff Sessions is going to say, ‘Deport them.’ If you’re going to count on Jeff Sessions to save DACA, then DACA is ended.”
“It’s not a pretty picture,” New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez told reporters, according to Politico. “The legal authorities that he’s spoken to suggest that DACA cannot be sustained legally. We have a different view.”
Kelly told the congressional members that, despite his own personal support for the program and Trump’s prior statements placing DACA enrollees at ease, an impending legal challenge by Texas and nine other Republican-led states would likely prevail in court and bring an end to the amnesty program, leaving it up to Congress to save the program.
It will be up to Congress to figure out who to allow to remain in the country and who to deport, but the reality is, an illegal immigrant is an illegal immigrant and they should have to filter through the proper channels like everyone else.
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