President Trump, Your Flip Flops Are Showing

On Friday afternoon, President Trump told the AP that he is “not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals.” He says “that is our policy.”

Illegals enrolled in the President Barack Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” DACA program can “rest easy,” Trump said, because “this is a case of heart.”

In February Trump said “To me, it’s one of the most difficult subjects I have, because you have these incredible kids.” Inside the White House, the president’s advisers are concerned that he has repeatedly referred to Dreamers, many of whom are in their 20s and 30s, in such sympathetic and politically loaded terms. “Our immigration folks are like, ‘Stop calling them kids,’” Mr. Spicer said. It’s another one of labels used by design to soften his base so they won’t be so angry when he goes back on his word.

As a candidate Trump strongly criticized O’s illegal executive amnesty plan. This new stance of his is in direct conflict with the campaign promises he made, when he emphatically stated ‘I will immediately cancel it.’ Many of the voters and the politicians expected to see this action in late January or early February, yet here it is April and he’s had a sympathy attack for the dreamers illegals.

Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, rightly stated “During the campaign, now-President Trump had said he was going to end that on day one because it’s an unconstitutional action by the president. And of course he’s right, it’s illegal. And they’ve done nothing to it. They’ve done absolutely nothing.”

A simple memo to US Citizenship and Immigration Services instructing them to stop accepting DACA requests is all that was needed, yet the agency is still processing requests and renewals.

If this flip-flop is any indication of what we can expect regarding future immigration reform, then we’re headed down the same liberal path of catering to the illegal immigrants and disregarding his promise that Americans come first, as well as the jobs available to them.

I can appreciate his sympathy for the dreamers situation, but the bottom line is we can’t have the rule of law if we let our hearts rule.

~Kathy

 



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4 replies

  1. Well, we knew pretty much what we were getting when we voted for him. I suspect that over time, his true colors will emerge, I’m just hoping that he will continue to abide by SOME of the promises he made. Even so, we’re still better off than we would have been with Hillary.

    I think that public opinion will have an impact on him. He’s so egomaniacal, that I don’t think that he’ll like it if his approval rating drops much below the 40-50 level he’s had so far.

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    • Agreed, Garnet, we knew what we were getting (at least some of us did) and public opinion is very important to him, especially from his base. He wants to please the masses and the minorities and that’s one reason he promised so much. If he starts back-peddling on that, the immigration hard-liners will go after him.

      Compound that with his easy acceptance and approval of Ryancare and while some make excuses for him, others will blast him. And he’s got it coming.

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  2. Absolutely right, Kathy.

    This was always the danger with a man like Trump who has no set of core values to guide him. U.S. policy on immigration (and many other areas) is to be determined by whatever happens to pull at his heartstrings on any given day. That smacks of dictatorship to me.

    The children of illegal immigrants are in a difficult predicament, but that’s not the fault of conservatives. It’s the fault of the parents who came here illegally without thinking through the consequences for their children and it’s the fault of liberals who have enabled illegal immigration. They are asking the rest of us to pay a price for THEIR mistakes without accepting any responsibility themselves. That’s completely unacceptable to me. If I were POTUS I would propose a change in immigration law as follows: “Any ‘dreamer’ who has reached the age of adulthood as of 4/22/17 can remain in the U.S. and have a path to citizenship provided that EVERY illegal immigrant currently residing in the U.S. who came here as an adult leaves the U.S. by the end of 2017 and takes with him/her any children still under the age of 18. Said ‘dreamers’ will be entitled to apply for permanent citizenship starting in 2027 PROVIDED that they have no criminal history and have not been a recipient of public assistance for a minimum of 10 years. Their parents will not be eligible to apply for citizenship at any time.” We would then see if these parents who claim to want so much for their children are willing to actually make a real sacrifice for them. My bet is that they won’t.

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    • No core values, and add to that no thought for our laws and no obligation to follow them – sounds a lot like the last guy, doesn’t it? He followed his heart too and used the law only when it was to his advantage.

      Looks like we’ll be watching a see-saw for the next four years.

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