Tag: DACA

Summary

Immigration has dominated headlines over the past week, and this week’s episode of Parsing Immigration Policy brings together Center for Immigration Studies experts to analyze these issues. The roundtable discussion covers the recent federal court ruling on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the newly released border apprehension numbers for June, and the possibility of Senate passage of an amnesty via a budget “reconciliation” rule.

Robert Law, the Center’s director of regulatory affairs and policy, weighs-in on the federal court ruling on DACA, which created President Obama’s executive amnesty program that awarded work permits and Social Security numbers to illegal aliens. Although the judge found the program to be an “illegally implemented program,” he ruled that DACA recipients, along with their employers, states, and loved ones, have come to rely on the DACA program, and his decision does not revoke work permits from the current DACA population. What are the implications of this decision? Will it be appealed?

Join Jim and Greg as they applaud South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott for a pragmatic approach to police reform and for rightly hammering the Democratic characterization of his legislation as a “token” approach. They also rip Chief Justice John Roberts for siding with the four liberal justices in blocking the Trump administration’s effort to end DACA, which was unconstitutionally created in the first place.  And they wade into the ugly back and forth between President Trump and former National Security Adviser John Bolton over Bolton’s scathing new book.

The DACA Dilemma

 

Activists protest President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA, Portland, OR, Sept. 5, 2017. (Shutterstock.com)

A vexed Supreme Court is now considering the legal status of the highly popular program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA. DACA’s survival is now up for grabs in three related cases before the Court, which are being consolidated under the name Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. The Court displayed its angst about the legality of DACA during last week’s oral argument for the case.

In June 2012, President Barack Obama initiated the program whereby children who were brought into the United States illegally became eligible to remain for two-year renewable periods so long as they did not commit any felonies or misdemeanors. As designed, the program does not offer these “Dreamers” a path toward citizenship, but it does authorize them to get jobs, obtain driver’s licenses, social security, and a host of other privileges. There are now close to 700,000 Dreamers in the United States, and they have often excelled, as students, military personnel, and workers. Most emphatically, they are not “far from angels,” let alone “hardened criminals,” as President Trump scandalously tweeted on the day of oral argument.

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Okay, I hope that I didn’t give anyone cardiac arrest. But I think that Trump has made an offer that the Dems can’t refuse, DACA for a wall. Well, they can refuse the offer, but they will look unreasonable. The devil is in the details, but I think that this makes sense, as even a […]

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Richard Epstein opines on whether Donald Trump or Barack Obama deserves more credit for the current economic expansion, then tackles the policy agenda the president laid out in his State of the Union address.

In this AEI Events Podcast, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joins AEI’s Marc Thiessen for a conversation on how Congress and the White House can work together to advance US interests around the globe and ensure the nation’s continued security in the coming year. In the wide-ranging discussion, Sen. Graham lays out his vision for the future of immigration reform and how those efforts may affect defense spending.

Graham highlighted the importance of addressing the question of legal status for “Dreamers” and undoing the damage sequestration has done to military readiness. He expressed optimism that there would be enough bipartisan agreement on these issues for deals to be made.

David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are amused by the media frothing over President Trump allegedly trying to have Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired seven months ago, while largely overlooking the fact that Mueller wasn’t fired.  They also discuss President Trump’s major concessions on amnesty in his his immigration legislation framework – concessions that haven’t stopped his critics from accusing the president of being a white supremacist who is tearing apart families.  And they throw up their hands as the majority leader in the California State Assembly proposes penalties of six months in jail or $1,000 fines for any waiter who gives a customer a plastic straw without being asked.

First a political earthquake when the GOP actually wins a government shutdown fight, followed by a real one in Alaska—we’ve got your tsunami update.

Jessica Vaughn on the state of the DACA debate after the Schumer Shutdown fail.

Bill conducts a new exclusive interview with Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts and Finance Chair of the RNC. Wynn announces that all of his employees will get an increase in their take-home pay because of tax reform. Then, Bill talks with House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte about his important legislation to fix DACA, build the wall and restore border security. Finally, Brian Kennedy of the American Strategy Group joins Bill to talk about Russia’s secret assistance to North Korea and how Pres. Trump boldly confronted them about it. He also reviews Pres. Trump’s first year in office and explains how to defend the president’s record.

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I know that posts are usually essays, but I was hoping some folks might be able to answer a few questions I have. I hope that is alright. After all, the prompt just says, ‘Start a Conversation.’ Trump to ask Supreme Court for ruling on ‘Dreamers’ as Congress works for a deal Preview Open

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Some time ago I posted a response to a friend here on the question of immigration as it came up in the campaign. The friend had the outlook that we should let in all those in need. It was not a philosophical argument that we should have open borders because libertarianism is awesome. It was […]

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On the heels of Michael Wolff’s new book, many liberals are attacking Pres. Trump as unfit for office and trying to invoke the 25th Amendment. Bill explains how Pres. Trump shredded those attacks in just one day. He also shares his thoughts on the president’s negotiations with Democrats over DACA, the wall and immigration reform. Then, legal expert David Rivkin joins Bill to respond to reports that Robert Mueller may try and charge Pres. Trump with obstructing justice. Next, Bill interviews Tom Joscelyn about the protests in Iran, the status of the war against ISIS and what this all means for the balance of power in the Middle East. Finally, the election of 2016 revealed the parlous conditions of many rural Americans. Pres. Trump is trying to rescue them, but many liberal elites think small-town America is a lost cause and cities are the future. Joel Farkas joins Bill to explain why that thinking is wrong and harmful to many Americans.

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Here is a link I hope works for all: http://enews.earthlink.net/article/top?guid=20180104/290a3bec-a062-4509-99c1-7866fcc4208e Essentially, if I understand it right, the liberal wing of the Democrat support wants to prod its portion of congress to insist on attaching a DACA solution onto the budget crisis situation, rather than accomplish that with a separate bill. Their internal debate of course is […]

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Recorded on September 28, 2017
As Congress and the White House wrestle over immigration reform—funding for a border wall, protecting Dreamers—what is the public’s attitude? Timothy Kane, the Hoover Institution’s J. P Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies, highlights the findings of a new Hoover/YouGov survey on immigration and which policy ideas enjoy consensus approval.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for September 19, 2017 it’s the #AmnestyDon does DACA edition of the show with your hosts Todd Feinburg, Boston/Hartford axis radio talk show host and Mike Stopa, nanophysicist. This week on the show we discuss amnesty – amnesty for “Dreamers” – those poor kids who, through no fault of their own were dragged to America as children and who have known no other country but America. It would be cruel, wouldn’t it, to take out their parents’ sins on the kids? Really, we’re going to just put them on a bus or a plane and send them back to a country they hardly even know? Really?

Yes, you know. This is the new Trump ideology. This is Rick Perry’s heart and Jeb Bush’s love. This is exactly what caused a major section of the Republican Party and otherwise conservative folks to abandon the GOPe. This is giving sympathy to the law breakers and forgetting the once forgotten then briefly remembered and then forgotten again American people who have borne the brunt of the illegal onslaught and who don’t feel an ounce of that sympathy. This is the kind of thing that leads to burning MAGA hats.

David Spady on LA, Stupid People, DACA, and the NFL

 

David SpadyDavid Spady returns to Whiskey Politics where we discuss if Los Angeles and California can afford the Olympics, the national debt just hit $20 trillion and all we got was this lousy t-shirt (what the heck are Republicans doing to reduce the debt?), Annenberg’s study showing just how stupid people really are, Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer, DACA, and tax reform. Will Trump get a bad deal, and is the Kaepernick effect causing lower ratings and empty stadiums?