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Immigration Reform and the Staggering Democrat Duplicity on DACA by Timothy Buchanan

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President Trump hosted a rare televised White House policy meeting with Congressional leaders yesterday, to discuss his plans and request ideas from House and Senate members regarding permanent replacement of the DACA program. Last September, the president said that he would end the DACA program within six months unless Congress passed a solution codified in law. DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a highly controversial policy directive enacted solely by the executive order of former president, Barack Obama in 2014. The order provided temporary deferred deportation protection to the children of some aliens illegally brought into United States.

The DACA program resulted from Obama’s frustration over the failure of Congress to pass his comprehensive immigration reform plan known as The Dream Act. Democrats in Congress have unanimously opposed the repeal of deportation protections for DACA children, who are erroneously called dreamers in the news media. But this was not their position just a short time ago.

On April 3, 2006, Senator Barack Obama stated, “The American people are a welcoming and generous people. But those who enter our country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law.” He further stated, “But I fully appreciate that we cannot create a guest-worker program without making it as close to impossible as we can for illegal workers to find employment.”

During a 2004 radio interview on WABC, Senator Hillary Clinton said, “I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.” She stated, “People have to stop employing illegal immigrants.” But then, during the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Hillary Clinton openly promised a “path to citizenship” and vowed not to deport any illegal alien who had not been convicted of a violent crime.

In September, 2017, when President Trump announced that he would terminate DACA, New York Senator, Chuck Schumer, called the president “heartless.” But in a 2009 speech to the Immigration Law and Policy Conference, Schumer acknowledged, “illegal immigration is wrong,” adding, “a primary goal of comprehensive immigration reform must be to dramatically curtail future illegal immigration.”

In 2006, senators Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer voted in favor of the Secure Fence Act which provided for the construction of a physical barrier along the US-Mexico border. Congress failed, however, to adequately fund the project. Democrats now universally attack President Trump’s efforts to complete the construction of the very project they approved in the post-9/11 era.

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