Gubernatorial candidate Mae Beavers is standing with President Donald J. Trump and his decision to terminate the DACA program.
“The Executive Order that President Barack Obama relied upon to create DACA was unconstitutional and should never have been allowed to remain in place as long as it has,” Beavers said in a statement.
The rule of law should be the basis for our actions and policies regarding illegal immigration, and Congress should immediately take action to fund construction of the border wall, enact E-verify, reduce illegal immigration, and impose immigration limits based upon merit.
American taxpayers have carried the burden of illegal immigration long enough. President Trump is making American taxpayers and workers his top priority rather than promoting the agenda of those who have illegally entered our country, illegally worked in our country, and illegally relied upon identity fraud to cover up their illegal actions.
The unilateral action to create the so-called ‘Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’ (DACA) was undertaken by President Obama and his Department of Homeland Security Secretary at the time, Janet Napolitano, in June of 2012. Since then, approximately 800,000 individuals have been granted ‘DACA status.’
Nationwide, the reaction to President Trump decision to end DACA as an extra-legal and constitutionally dubious policy has been swift, extreme, and generally along Party lines.
Supporters of a constitutional, law-and-order worldview see the move as a welcome return to regular order. Conversely, liberals who support unregulated immigration and open borders oppose the President’s decision.
In a tweet Wednesday, President Trump put a deadline of March 2018 for Congress to pass legislation that addresses the legal immigration status of the children of illegal immigrants.
Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017
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