Bummer: Today Is Last Day For DACA

What a shame. Let’s start deporting them all now

(ABC News) Six months ago, when he announced he was ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Donald Trump picked March 5 as the deadline for Congress to work out a solution to prevent DACA recipients from facing deportation.

But the president’s plans were thwarted by multiple court challenges, rendering Monday’s deadline all but meaningless. Now, as Congress and the Dreamers await a resolution in the courts, lawmakers have paused their legislative efforts and some 700,000 DACA recipients have been plunged into a constant state of uncertainty.

Two separate federal court injunctions have effectively halted the president’s rescission of the DACA program with the judges ordering the Department of Justice to maintain the current program as it was before Trump’s announcement last September.

In January, a federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction that prompted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to begin taking DACA renewal applications again.

Since then, DACA policy for renewals has been operating on the Obama-era terms that were in place before it was rescinded.

Realistically, Trump can just do what Obama did numerous times: ignore the courts, especially since federal law takes precedence over an executive order that even Obama said was un-lawful and un-Constitutional. And he can also let the clock run out. No new applications are being accepted for DACA.

Of course, we need a sob story with this (the annoying autoplay video with the story also has a sob story)

While the DACA cases make their way through courts on both coasts, young people affected by the policy, like Sarahi Aguilera, are living in limbo.

Aguilera was born in Camargo, a city in the eastern part of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. She arrived in the United States at the tender age of six as an undocumented immigrant. She is a DACA recipient.

“For most of us, DACA was the only opportunity we had to come out of the shadows and show everyone what we are capable of doing, regardless of the legal status in which we stand in,” Aguilera said in a testimonial provided by the Center for Popular Democracy to ABC News.

Hey, it’s easy to come out of the shadows. Go home with the parents that brought you in violation of our immigration laws.

Anyhow, as long as Democrats and other illegal alien supporters demand a “clean” DACA bill nothing will get done. If they want some sort of legal status for Dreamers, they are going to have to give up a lot to get it.

(NBC News) DACA recipient Javier Gamboa sees this year’s midterm elections as crucial to electing officials as a willing to find a solution for Dreamers and immigrants with no legal status.

As the director of Hispanic media for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, his job is to get Democrats elected to the House. Although the focus of the party he’s working for is centered on becoming the majority, the ambition also is personal.

“We are going to hit the deadline and nothing has been done and nothing has been passed to provide a solution for DACA,” Gamboa said. “We belong in this country and it is a fight to remain in this country. It is a fight for my future.”

No, you don’t belong in this country. If you want to stay, you should ask nicely. But, if you think Democrats will do anything, you’re going to be disappointed. They do not want a fix for this: they want to whip up their voters to get out and vote. If the problem is solved, that hurts them at the ballot box. They could have done something in 2009, when Republicans couldn’t stop them. They didn’t even consider it.

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14 Responses to “Bummer: Today Is Last Day For DACA”

  1. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host wrote:

    No, (they) don’t belong in this country.

    That’s exactly right: they don’t belong here.

    Italy just had its national elections, and while no party won control — a persistent problem in multi-party parliamentary elections, one which has been worse in Italy than most places — the center-right, anti-refugee parties are the plurality winners.

  2. Jeffery says:

    Would you also immediately deport the 1000 or so DACA recipients who are in our military?

    Those who fought for America because you didn’t have the courage?


    • o0Nighthawk0o says:

      In a word, YES.

      Oh, I did serve and my son serves now.

      • Jeffery says:

        And this shows the vile depths to which the American NuCons (polite white nationalists) have sunk, as you work to construct your white, christian ethno-state. Sad.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Nothing more vile than claiming to have served in the Army – “during the Vietnam war, ya know”.

          So is the ignorant angry little black fella ever gonna man up and apologize to all the vets he’s slandered, yo?

        • o0Nighthawk0o says:

          Yeah, I have sunk so low as to expect people to obey our laws.

          After some research I have found that even though there are around 900 former DACA recipients serving in the military they are serving through a different program called MAVNI. This program allows immigrants to serve and provides a path to citizenship. So there are NO dreamers serving in the military and your question is moot.

          • Jeffery says:

            So you are OK with Dreamers being given a path to legal status if they serve in the military? That is counter to what you typed an hour ago. Typical tRumpette.

          • Jeffery says:

            And spare us the NuCon sanctimony about “obeying the laws”. We change laws all the time. Your answer on MAVNI proves that.

            Are you for or against changing the laws to grant DACA recipients legal status?

          • david7134 says:

            Can you read and understand what you have read. Nighthawk did not say the things you accuse him of. That little trick of yours to alter what people are saying has been called out and is a very childish rhetorical device.

        • david7134 says:

          If whites don’t work to defend themselves, then we will have to face the consequences of black rule like the people in South Africa. Now they are calling for white genocide and if you read news (which I doubt) you will find that they practice white genocide as well. The white community tried to establish equality with blacks in the 60’s and 70’s and blacks refuse to do so.

          • Jeffery says:

            Wow, dave. Just, wow. Sad.

            A more analogous description would be if the Native Americans were rebelling today against the white occupiers who arrived over 5 centuries ago.

            Europeans started occupying South Africa a few hundred years ago, oppressing the indigenous peoples.

            Don’t you agree that the indigenous people of South Africa have a right to defend their homeland, even now?

          • david7134 says:

            Read some history before making stupid statements.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      So the ignorant angry little black fella who lied about serving in the Army is calling others cowards.
      So are you ever going to apologize for your “stolen valor”?

    • Dana says:

      The military has been a quicker path to citizenship for immigrants for a long time now; it is a way for immigrants to earn citizenship, and that’s a good thing. We should allow those DACA recipients who were allowed to enlist to continue; we should not allow any further DACA immigrants to enlist.

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