a second U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s
decision to end a program that protects immigrants brought to
the United States illegally as children from deportation.
District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn ruled that the
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, cannot
end in March as the Republican administration had planned, a
victory for Democratic state attorneys general and immigrants
who sued the federal government.
decision is similar to a Jan. 9 ruling by U.S. District Judge
William Alsup in San Francisco that DACA must remain in place
while litigation challenging Trump’s decision continues.
legal battle over DACA complicates a debate currently underway
in Congress on whether to change the nation’s immigration laws.
Supreme Court on Friday is due to consider whether to take up
the administration’s appeal of the San Francisco ruling. The
court could announce as soon as Friday afternoon whether it will
hearing the case. –Reuters
when does a judge unilaterally decide that a program
based on an executive order by a radical and lawless
president, with an expiration date, can be extended?
back the layers of lies that are being told to the American
public by Democrats like Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and
Senator Chuck Schumer, and their allies in the media, and
discover the shocking truth about the “Dreamers”(or voters)
they’re fighting so hard to keep in America.
Hill, the narrative surrounding the Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program holds that it was put in place
to protect “kids” who were brought here through no fault of
their own. DACA supporters implied that applicants were mostly
Hispanic and that as citizens of distressed republics a short
distance away from the wealthy United States, their violation of
our immigration laws was somehow understandable. Program
applicants were also portrayed as brilliant valedictorians and
proud members of the military.
outset, that narrative rang hollow. In a column for the
Washington Post, Mickey Kaus described it
as public-relations-style “hooey.” Here’s why.
- Many of the DACA “kids” were
not brought here as young children. They entered the U.S.
illegally as teenagers.
- A large number of DACA
applicants weren’t “brought” here at all. They crossed the
- Over 2,000 individuals
approved for DACA had their status terminated for criminal
activity ranging from alien smuggling to sexual
assault. That number is still growing.
- Fewer than 900 DACA
recipients – or slightly more than one-tenth of one percent of
the total DACA population – joined the military.
New data released
by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
definitively establishes that most of the DACA narrative is
false. Particularly overblown are claims that deported DACA
recipients would inevitably be strangers in a strange land.
lists 149 countries of origin for DACA applicants. English is
the national language in at least 26 of those countries. Those
include the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and
Ireland. A large number of applicants are from India, Hong Kong
and the Philippines, where there are enormous English-speaking
statistics also undermine claims that the United States must
“take care of the DACAs” or condemn them to a life of isolation
- At least 36 of the nations
of origin listed by USCIS are wealthy, democratic and
European. They include Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, the
Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden.
- Applicants also originate
from at least nine Asian countries with fully developed or
rapidly developing economies. Those include South Korea, Japan
- A total of 360
nationals from Israel applied for DACA benefits. Israel is a
developed nation with a thriving economy that accepts all
returned citizens and provides free instruction in Hebrew to
returnees and immigrants.
many DACA applicant’s birth countries are listed on the higher
end of the common standard of living indexes. Which means that
DACA advocates are arguing that the United States has a moral
obligation to undermine its own laws in order to avoid returning
illegal aliens to countries whose citizens are considered to
have a higher standard of living than many Americans.
wonders why it has never occurred to Congress that its primary
obligation should be protecting native-born American kids from
illegal aliens who compete with them for entry-level jobs and
seats at colleges and universities. Curiously, our elected
representatives seem remarkably unconcerned about protecting
America’s standard of living.
most disturbing about the data released by USCIS, however, is
the number of DACA applicants who come from countries associated
with terrorism or overt anti-Americanism. This is cause for
concern given the “lean and lite” vetting used to quickly
approve DACA applications:
- More than 1,000 DACA
applications were accepted from
Pakistani nationals despite concerns over growing anti-U.S.
sentiment within the country and the Pakistani government’s
overt support of jihadist terror groups.
- At least 60 applicants
were accepted from
Iran, and more than 2,000 from Venezuela, even though both
nations are overtly hostile to the United States.
- Applications were also
accepted from Libyans, Syrians and Yemenis even though the
Obama administration placed travel restrictions on nationals
from those countries, due to terrorism concerns.
the facts — rather than the myth — it seems clear the
individuals who applied for, and received, DACA were not the
oppressed, well-meaning, high-achievers that the media and the
open-borders lobby portrayed them to be.