Illegal immigration is and will always be a hot topic in the United States until it is mostly stopped or we have open borders. Only the extremes can put an end to the debate, and even then the losing side will cry foul indefinitely. But President Trump is playing both sides of the fence regarding DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order that protects people who came to the United States as children from being deported as adults.
In one Tweet, he gives conservatives hope the Supreme Court will finally allow what he’s been trying to do for two years – rescind President Obama’s executive order. But in the same Tweet, he has us scratching our collective heads as he promises to get a bipartisan DACA deal codified into law.
DACA will be going before the Supreme Court. It is a document that even President Obama didn’t feel he had the legal right to sign – he signed it anyway! Rest assured that if the SC does what all say it must, based on the law, a bipartisan deal will be made to the benefit of all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2019
This really comes down to politics. We conservatives can balk all day about the unrighteousness of DACA and the need to remove the executive order without replacing it with legislation, but a strong majority of Americans, including a good chunk of Republicans, support the action.
In other words, DACA may be inevitable and if the Supreme Court strikes down President Obama’s order by allowing President Trump’s counteractive order, Congress is almost certainly going to act quickly. They are feckless on both sides of the aisle with only a handful of constitutional conservatives willing to speak out against the notion that coming into the country illegally will guarantee your children’s permanent residence here.
It seems the best-case-scenario that is still viable is for Republicans and Democrats to make a deal keeping DACA in exchange for more wall funding. It’s a compromise that sucks, to be blunt, but we may end up getting DACA and nothing else.
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