President Trump has made no secret of his intention to end the free flow of illegal immigration into this country.
But many assumed he wouldn’t go after those who qualify for special status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
DACA is an executive order signed by Obama back in 2012 that provides protection from deportation and a work permit for two years to any illegals who entered the country as minors and are currently enrolled in school.
USA Today reports that over 2 MILLION illegals fall under this category.
But despite being sympathetic toward their circumstances, the Trump White House isn’t making any promises when it comes to DACA migrants who, after all, are still illegals.
The reality is that DACA is legally problematic, a fact that didn’t bother Obama all that much.
But Trump isn’t going to provide political or legal cover for such a scheme, warned Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in a meeting with congressional leaders.
The Washington Post reported:
Kelly declined to take questions after the meeting, but his spokesman said the secretary told the lawmakers that the Obama-era program, which shields immigrants brought to the United States as children, is at risk.
“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. If Congress does not pass a bill to protect the program, he added, “they’re leaving it in the hands of the courts to make a decision.”
It’s a near certainty that DACA will soon go to court after 11 states threatened to sue the federal government if it doesn’t rescind Obama’s executive order by Sept. 5.
DACA is a major drain on the resources of these states, and it is, naturally, be exploited by those looking to enter this country illegally.