President Trump has inherited an incredible array of problems and challenges created by his successors.
This is not a surprise nor is it a unique situation for President Trump.
In fact, given that our government has a well-honed policy of “kicking the can” down the road into the future, this is all to be expected.
We see this especially in the area of government finances, a crisis that will not be corrected in any one administration.
Illegal immigration isn’t a new problem, either. However, this one is largely self-inflicted with particular damage done during the Obama administration.
As an advocate of open borders, uncontrolled immigration, and the awarding of welfare benefits to all immigrants, Obama largely created the situation we now have.
On the other hand, President Trump has no problem implementing policies to stop any further illegal immigration. Nor has he any trouble deporting those who are here illegally.
The snag is the group of persons who came here illegally, but who were innocent of illegal immigration.
How can this be? Young children are by definition innocents, so what’s to be done about those who were brought here as little kids, not by their own volition or even knowledge of what was going on?
Via Fox News:
“Trump promised to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, during the presidential campaign — but since taking office had left the door open to preserving parts of it.
“According to the official, Trump is expected to announce the program’s end but will allow so-called ‘dreamers’ currently in the program to stay in the U.S. until their work permits expire – which, for some, could be as long as two years.”
This isn’t an easy issue. Some young children were brought here illegally by their parents, and have grown up in the United States.
Do you deport such persons now for a crime committed on their behalf when they were too young to understand what was going on?
“The plan to allow DACA to lapse already has buy-in from conservative groups that want the president to end the program.
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‘”Our position has been that President Trump should allow DACA to lapse,’ Ira Mehlman from the Federation for American Immigration Reform told Fox News.
‘As people’s two-year deferments and work authorization expire they should not be renewed.’
“In an interview with ABC News this spring, the president earlier suggested he might not entirely do away with DACA.
“‘They shouldn’t be very worried,’ Trump said of the young people in the program. ‘I do have a big heart.’“
This is a classic case of a dilemma created by a president’s predecessor. Criticizing Obama might be justified, but it does nothing to solve the problem.
This is not an easy decision for President Trump. He could order their deportment as they did enter the U.S. via illegal means.
On the hand, he could conclude that because of their age when they entered the country, that they are innocent of any crime and can hence remain.
Cleaning up after one’s predecessor is never a pleasant job…
Source: Fox News