Update: Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the illegal DACA [DREAMer] program will be canceled with a six-month delay to give Congress time to pass legislation addressing this population of illegal ‘children’ who are currently as old as 36 years plus. NO NEW APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. See the video below.
Paul Ryan and a number of other liberal Republican senators like John McCain and all the Democrats are calling for President Trump to illegally continue legislating by extending an illegal DACA law. As members of Congress, they have the power to write the law and have had the power which they have not done. They want him to do it.
In 2014, Speaker Ryan was opposed to the White House passing legislation which they are not constitutionally empowered to do. The only reason Ryan and other republicans are for it now is for political reasons. They want the monkey on his back.
Paul Ryan called it “blatantly unconstitutional” in 2014 and repeated that fact last week in a radio interview.
Ryan admitted DACA is clearly illegal: “President Obama did not have the legislative authority to do what he did. You can’t as an executive, write law out of thin air. … We’ve made that clear,” Ryan said.
He added: “I actually don’t think he should do that, and I believe that this is something that Congress has to fix,” Ryan said of Trump’s decision to end the Obama executive order that protects undocumented children.
In 2014, he told Sean Hannity something entirely different.
Hannity asked Ryan what he would do to stop Obama if he were to “follow through on his threat for executive amnesty.”
“First of all, it’s unconstitutional so we’re already going through the court system on other unconstitutional executive orders that [Obama] has worked on and we would add this to the pile,” Ryan said at the time.
“If he were to do that, by the way, he would put millions of people in legal limbo, poison the well for Congress, and do something that’s so blatantly unconstitutional so we’re telling the administration don’t even think about doing this,” he stated.
“If you want to change a law, then go to Congress,” Ryan said. “You can’t unilaterally write a law as the executive.”
Honor the Constitution! This is about returning to the rule of law. It’s a no-brainer, DACA is unconstitutional. If Republicans will not stand up for the Constitution, who will?
In yet another update, Ryan appears to have flipped. He wants a legislative solution to the entire issue of immigration. We saw the last one that went through the Senate and it was very flawed. Hopefully this will be better.
Are we a nation of laws or emotions? Not all DACA are doing well: The Center for Immigration Studies reports that 73% of DACA are living in low-income housing, 21% dropped out of high school, and 51% were unemployed before DACA.
Ending DACA will open up 700,000 jobs for Americans according to The Zuckerberg Group.
The announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
Ending DACA “will enable our country to more effectively teach new immigrants about our system of gov. & to assimilate them,” Sessions says pic.twitter.com/vDxW0AMMoV
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 5, 2017