For those interested in what GOP, Legislative Alternatives for DACA Fix is considering..
DACA, essentially a Deferment from deportation for Illegals brought to the USA as children. Obama did this to get votes. They are still illegals, but since they were brought here, some have lived here most of their lives it is a political ‘football’. The arguments are worthy on both sides of ‘what to do’.
By Mark Krikorian on September 13, 2017
The press and politicians have been talking about DACA and the DREAM Act interchangeably, but they’re different things, and the difference matters a lot.
When the administration announced last week that it was winding down Obama’s illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (that gives two-year renewable work permits to illegals who claim to have arrived before age 16), it threw the issue over to Congress, where it belongs.
But fixing the specific problem of 690,000 people who applied in good faith for Obama’s illegal program, and whose work permits will start expiring after March 5, is very different from passing a DREAM Act amnesty from scratch. (Another roughly 100,000 received a DACA work permit at some point but no longer have one, either because they failed to renew, they were deported for criminal activity, or they finagled a permanent green card.)
A DACA fix would be a targeted measure for a finite, fixed universe of people. It would, in effect, merely be an upgrade from the tainted “amnesty lite” that Obama gave them to a lawful “amnesty premium”. While a DACA fix should include a review of the existing files for fraud (which may be widespread), administratively it would be relatively straightforward, since everyone involved is already in the database.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied that he was sending mixed signals on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and said he simply wants Congress to come up with a solution “where everybody is happy.”
The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it was rescinding DACA with a six-month delay, giving Congress until March to seek a legislative solution. Former President Barack Obama used executive power to create DACA, which offers protections to thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.
Legislative Alternatives for DACA Fix, October 2017 It is online as a .pdf. Here