The Constitution is still the supreme law of the land, much to the chagrin of the hard-left, but they always have Obama’s illegal executive orders and Obama-appointed judicial tyrants.
DACA is one of those illegal laws created by the former far-left president.
Congress is supposed to pass laws and the President is empowered to uphold them. If Congress wants DACA to be law, then they should pass a DACA law. Congressmen should not be pleading with the President to leave an illegal law in place. He will undoubtedly let it run out as opposed to ordering a deportation and all the Congress has to do in the meantime is pass the law.
Congressmen can face their constituents and let them decide if they should stay in congress. They want Trump to be the bad guy and either way he is.
Obama cleverly set up a Sophie’s choice for his successor. Many congressmen are forced to face a growing population of politically powerful illegal immigrants. Many people have been allowed in illegally and the leftists have succeeded in grouping them with legal immigrants in a way that makes people who are opposed look like bigots. It’s also hard to tell 800,000 people who came here as children they have to go back to their land of birth.
Let’s keep in mind that young children were sent illegally by their parents to serve as their anchors. Some of these children were abused and some ended up being sex trafficked. Then there were the gang members who came across as children because they join these gangs in their teens.
Then there is the law. We currently have rule by judicial tyrants and a former president who had little regard for the rule of law. That is just fine for Speaker Paul Ryan apparently as he tries to convince President Trump to continue DACA despite the fact that it is illegal. What does he care if Trump’s base will be angry with the President?
DACA is clearly illegal. Ryan admitted that: “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.
Then Ryan said in a radio interview that Trump should not end DACA: “I actually don’t think he should do that. I believe that this is something that Congress has to fix.”
It’s not clear if he won’t stand up for the law. Saying it is meaningless.
He’s right about Congress needing to come up with a fix and they have had plenty of time to do it. Fix it! It should not be the President’s problem.
Immigration hardliners, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, have said the program would lose in court while moderates, such as Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, have said terminating it would be a political liability.
Following the law is a political liability, he’s right.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) also said he had lobbied the president not to rescind the program.
Why didn’t Hatch and Ryan co-sponsor such a bill then?
Business leaders from major companies including Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google have also publicly urged Trump not to end the program because they would lose their indentured servants.
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who represents a Denver swing district, said Thursday that if Trump ends DACA he would use procedural maneuvers to force a vote on the Bridge Act — an encouraging sign for Democrats, who long said that they need just a handful of Republicans to join with them to force a vote on such legislation.
Several other Republicans in diverse swing districts, including Reps. David Valadao (R-Calif.), Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), Will Hurd (R-Tex.), Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), have said they would support seeking protections for DACA recipients.
In the Senate, the Bridge Act is co-sponsored by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), who have said that it would likely have the support to pass.