We all know that there is no perfect presidential administration, but the Trump administration is legitimately attempting to apply some common sense to any number of issues.
Our nation’s immigration policies falls into that category. In a nutshell, President Donald Trump has expressed his wishes that the laws on the books be enforced. Members for his administration have carried out his wishes.
For this, Trump and company are being branded as heartless and hateful human beings. Allow that to sink in for a moment. Apparently, asking for the laws of the land to be enforced as intended is a bad thing.
The absurdity of that line of thinking can not possibly be overstated, and it also happens to make the task at hand unnecessarily difficult for Trump and his administration.
Independent Journal Review reports on the next road block Donald will be facing.
“I’m here today to announce that the program known as a DACA that was brought under the Obama imitation is being rescinded,” Sessions said Tuesday. The controversial program, which former President Barack Obama enacted through executive order, temporarily defers deportation for undocumented immigrants who enter the country as children.
“The effects of this unilateral executive amnesty, among other things, contributed to a surge of minors at the southern border that yielded terrible humanitarian consequences,” Sessions said. “It also denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same illegal aliens to take those jobs.”
“This does not mean they’re bad people, or that our nation disrespects or demeans them in any way. It means we are probably enforcing our laws as Congress has passed them,” Sessions added.
On cue, faux outrage and righteous indignation ruled the day. Absent in the majority of the discussion is the fact that Obama took it upon himself to install the program without following the proper channels.
Nonetheless, the program went into effect with the understanding that it would need to be dealt with in the future.
That time is now, but it won’t be smooth sailing for the Trump administration.
While ending DACA would accomplish one of Trump’s campaign pledges, it’s unlikely that Congress will altogether eliminate the program. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have already publicly indicated their opposition to deporting program recipients.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), for example, branded ending DACA as a “cruel act of political cowardice.” But even some Republicans have asserted that deporting DACA recipients, also known as “dreamers,” would be wrong.
“These are kids who know no other country, who were brought here by their parents and who know no other home,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Friday. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) echoed that sentiment on Monday when he suggested that such a move was un-American.
“We as Americans do not hold children legally accountable for the actions of their parents,” Lankford said.
Tugging at the heartstrings does little to solve the actual problems with immigration that our country faces on a daily basis.
Perhaps instead of being so concerned about checking off all of the talking points that they think will help them come election time, members of Congress can roll their sleeves up and help come up with a solution that really works.
Maybe they will, but there will be an awful lot of unnecessary hand wringing in the meantime.
In short, business as usual on Capitol Hill.
Source: Independent Journal Review