You might have been under the impression that when a President left office, he was done making decisions and influencing policy. I was under that impression as well, due to you know, education and the construction and such, but apparently not everyone is. Former President Barrack Hussain Obama just can’t seem to sit down and let President Trump do his job, no matter how much Americans want him to. Obama is once again weighing in on one of his pet projects that President Trump (and Americans) want gone.
President Trump has announced that he plans to do away with the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that allows the little tikes who bear the title of illegal to get to stay for awhile. That, paired with the bleeding heart plea to never break up families makes for a massive loop hole that allows hundreds of thousands of illegals to park within our borders and not have to worry about ICE or deportation.
Since that is illegal and goes against our nation’s laws, President Trump, naturally, decided to get rid of DACA in an effort to deport illegals. This hasn’t sat well with our former Commander in Chief, despite the fact that his reign is over. Obama has spoken out, talking about his “moral responsibility” to do something if President Trump goes through with his efforts to deport illegals.
“Former President Barack Obama plans to speak out if President Donald Trump declares his intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to a person close to Obama.
Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that in six months, he will terminate the Obama-era DACA initiative, which grants two-year work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and stayed out of trouble. POLITICO first reported the news.
Obama used executive actions to launch the program in June 2012, providing assurances before his re-election that he would protect the so-called ‘Dreamers.’ Trump had suggested in the past that he didn’t want to deport Dreamers, saying in April that they should ‘rest easy,’ but the immigration hawks in his administration have argued that DACA is an illegal program.
Obama’s current plan is to post a statement on Facebook and link to it on Twitter, where the former president has more than 94 million followers. In his final presidential press availability, he suggested that he would speak out if Trump went after the Dreamers — and that it was one of the few issues where he would feel morally compelled to do so. He said he would not remain silent in the face of ‘efforts to round up kids who have grown up here and for all practical purposes are American kids, and send them someplace else, when they love this country.’
But it’s Trump who’s taking aim at DACA, not Congress, even though just last Friday the president told a group of faith leaders that ‘we love the Dreamers … we think the Dreamers are terrific.’ Trump could change his mind about the program between now and Tuesday, so the person close to Obama stressed that the statement he’s prepared in case of an attack on DACA could change. But the fate of the Dreamers is an issue the former president feels strongly about, those close to him say, and he warned in his last presidential news conference on Jan. 18 that he would not let the program end without a fight.
‘The notion that we would just arbitrarily or because of politics punish those kids, when they didn’t do anything wrong themselves, I think would be something that would merit me speaking out,’ he said at the Jan. 18 news conference.
As news spread of Trump’s apparent decision to stop protecting the Dreamers, Obama’s former aides were all over Twitter attacking it. “This is as cruel and capricious a public policy decision that any President has made in a very long time,” said his former communications director, Dan Pfeiffer. Last night, the source close to Obama said the president will not stand by quietly while immigrants whose parents brought them to this country are subjected to deportation.
‘Back to a country they don’t know with a language they don’t speak?’ the person close to Obama said. ‘It’s cruel.'”
It seems incredible to me that those who are obviously breaking our nation’s laws have an advocate in our former President and that they feel confident enough to rally right out in the open with no fear of being arrested. It’s a sad day when America has to watch those who blatantly ignore the law yell in our faces.
And as far as the President saying that “dreamers are great” I have to say that I agree with him. I think that many people from many different backgrounds are great and amazing and probably much more awesome than myself. That being said, I think that they should be great in their country of birth until they have the proper paper work to reside here.
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