EDITORIAL: Do the job, Congress: Fix DACA or end it

Claudine Rigal
Septembre 13, 2017

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was an important step in strengthening our communities, and it was a demonstration of these values.

Trump has given Congress six months to craft DACA's legislative muscle - or end the program entirely.

He agrees that the U.S. needs more workers and believes the information technology industry has benefited from greater immigration. It usurped Congressional authority, amounting to executive overreach. It was a naked power grab, whereby Obama unilaterally shielded over 800,000 young illegal aliens from being deported.

"If you want to raise the economy's underlying growth rate, we should be increasing immigration, not reducing it", said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics.

"I think organizations are causing this political disruption to target the president".

Last week, Harrison signed a letter, along with about 400 other CEOs, urging the administration to preserve the DACA program. Colorado's Attorney General, Cynthia Coffman, was not among them. His intentions are obvious.

MIRA helps immigrants and refugees that come to the state.

Trump said he would like immigration legislation that includes protection for the undocumented immigrants and "something where we have good border security".

All 10 campuses in the UC system will also expand counseling and legal services this fall, especially to students whose DACA eligibility is due to expire. In January, Coffman introduced a bill, the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act, which would extend the DACA program for three years while Congress worked out more comprehensive immigration reform.

Trump may soon get his chance to sign a bipartisan, pro-amnesty bill. The letter says nearly three-quarters of the top 25 Fortune 500 companies employ some of the roughly 800,000 people protected by the measure. Thom Tillis, North Carolina Republican, is gaining considerable support in Congress. Tillis is a RINO globalist, who champions open borders and amnesty. He accused the president of showing his bias against Mexicans and Latinos. At least a third of them are, or have been, enrolled in college.

The Dream Act would codify into law Obama's executive amnesty.

Gardner added "Children who came to this country without documentation, through no fault of their own, must have the opportunity to remain here lawfully, ".

For 16 years, advocates have tried to legalize the Dreamers' status with permanent residency. They would then be eligible to attain full citizenship, including the right to vote. In other words, the bill would reward lawbreaking and those who entered our country illegally. "But that's not what the action that the White House took today is about". Hence, the Dreamers and their families will be given legalized status.

The rest is complex.

It's up to Congress to do its job - and for that we're grateful to President Trump. We did not elect him to make DACA permanent.

Fifteen states and the national capital, Washington, filed suit Wednesday against the Trump administration to stop plans to end the DACA program. "We are a nation of laws, but we are also a nation of immigrants, compassion and common sense", the governors wrote. They have until Oct. 5 to renew their permits. That has led some to say that this information gives Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) an easy way to find and deport them. The efforts have failed. He was planning to leave for Houston to take part in recovery work from Hurricane Harvey.

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