Sorry Dreamers. DACA is dead.
President Trump held out an olive branch for months. Over and over again he offered to work with the Democrats to save DACA. They didn’t take him up on his offer and now he’s rescinded it.
Trump declared Monday that DACA is finished.
“DACA is dead because the Democrats didn’t care or act, and now everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon… No longer works. Must build Wall and secure our borders with proper Border legislation. Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!” Trump tweeted.
The over one million young undocumented migrants protected by the act are in jeopardy of being deported. Democrats could have avoided this if they had just agreed to fund the border wall.
He mentioned the “caravans,” groups of desperate illegal immigrants marching across Central America with the goal of slipping into the U.S. Their journey is being treated as though it’s heroic by a Buzzfeed reporter traveling with them.
“Mexico has the absolute power not to let these large ‘Caravans’ of people enter their country. They must stop them at their Northern Border, which they can do because their border laws work, not allow them to pass through into our country, which has no effective border laws…..” President Trump tweeted.
“Congress must immediately pass Border Legislation, use Nuclear Option if necessary, to stop the massive inflow of Drugs and People. Border Patrol Agents (and ICE) are GREAT, but the weak Dem laws don’t allow them to do their job. Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!”
Trump’s supporters will be pleased. His decision to go easy on the Dreamers was one of his least popular ones among conservatives. A lot of Trump supporters despise illegal immigration in all of its forms.
“He wanted to see something get done, and Democrats refused to actually put something on the table or work with the president to get anything done,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
“They wanted to use DACA recipients as political pawns.”
(Source: New York Times)