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
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.