The issue of illegal immigration has been a point of controversy even before Trump introduced it into the presidential campaign.
It’s a perfect issue for liberals in that they get to appear compassionate while introducing into the country those who are often in need of government assistance.
When that assistance is provided, and when illegals eventually gain voting rights, it’s a huge win-win for the Democrats.
But it’s not that cut and dried.
There is the problem of the young children brought into the U.S. illegally along with their parents when they entered the U.S. illegally.
Since we’re talking about little kids who had no idea what was going on, you can hardly charge them with a crime even though they are in the nation in violation of its immigration laws.
Obama issued an executive order allowing these “Dreamers” to remain in the U.S. and to continue to work by completing some paperwork.
They have been allowed to continue to remain under the program which is called DACA for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
But now, President Trump has announced that he will phase the program out, deferring action for six months to allow Congress to deal with the problem.
Attorney General Sessions made the announcement and of course, the left is furious.
“President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped an Obama-era program that protects from deportation immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children, delaying implementation until March and giving a gridlocked Congress six months to decide the fate of almost 800,000 young people.
“As the so-called Dreamers who have benefited from the five-year-old program were plunged into uncertainty, business and religious leaders, mayors, governors, Democratic lawmakers, unions, civil liberties advocates and former Democratic President Barack Obama all condemned Trump’s move.
“The action was announced not by Trump but by Jeff Sessions, his attorney general, who called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program an unconstitutional overreach by Obama.
There will be an ‘orderly, lawful wind-down,’ Sessions said.
“Trump later issued a written statement saying that ‘I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents.
But we must also recognize that we are (a) nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws.’“
Passing the matter to Congress doesn’t necessarily reduce any uncertainty because as we are painfully aware, the Republicans have been unable t pass much in the way of legislation supported by the president.
It’s unlikely that this will fare better but it does give the Congress the power to take action, and that’s where this belongs.
“‘I have a love for these people (DACA recipients), and hopefully now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly,’ Trump later told reporters at the White House, adding, ‘I think it’s going to work out very well.'”
Instead of the continual usurpation of authority by the president that we saw under the Obama regime, this issue will be decided by the people’s representatives where it belongs.
If the left has a problem with that, it has a problem with our system of government.
Or, what is more likely, the liberals are just objecting to President Trump’s actions to build political support regardless of the outcome.