Category Archives: Immigration & Refugee Reform

Left’s oddsmaker FiveThirtyEight sees grim prospects for DACA

Contrary to the general triumphalism of the left with its focus on owning the Latino vote, lefty oddsmaker Nate Silver sees quite a few strikes against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals passing.

Not because Trump is a racist monster or any of the other knee-jerk explanations coming from the leftside, but because polls that claim DACA is popular don’t tell the real story.


The Numbers Behind The ‘Dreamers’

Following President Donald Trump’s decision to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty program earlier this month, journalists produced a torrent of stories about sympathetic figures who now find themselves in legal limbo.

Many of the reports were long on stirring anecdotes about individuals but didn’t reveal much about the characteristics of DACA recipients, or “Dreamers,” as a group.


Immigration and the Unlearned Lessons of 9/11

It is hard to believe that it has been 16 years since four passenger airliners were used as de facto cruise missiles to carry out the most horrific terror attack in the history of the United States.

That attack was against the entire United States of America, however, for those who were in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on that day, the attack was also personal — all too personal.


Bannon on 60 Minutes: DACA Will Spark GOP ‘Civil War’ if Republicans Cave

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon warned this week that there will be a “civil war” in the Republican Party if GOP lawmakers cave on the repeal of an Obama-era program that gave amnesty to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — would be repealed with a six-month window for Congress to act. The move served to fulfill one of Trump’s signature campaign promises, but both Trump and Republican leadership have indicated a desire to “legalize DACA” as part of a broader immigration reform bill.


Canadians feeling DACA sympathy should understand we deport children too

He should be deported just for that John & Yoko t-shirt.

President Donald Trump made a splash this week with his decision to rescind DACA – the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.

DACA was a temporary measure, introduced by former President Barack Obama in 2012 to provide short-term protection for illegal immigrants who came to the country before their sixteenth birthday.

It’s Congress’s job, not the President’s, to pass legislation. But when the Democrat’s failed to pass an amnesty bill, Obama stepped in with a fix that many experts said was unconstitutional.

This week, Trump announced that Congress had six months to turn DACA into a permanent law.


“But I Feel Guilt When I Say ‘Deport’!”

No. You are Illegal.

Well, not me per se. I’m with Ann Coulter. She captured the cry of many hearts in this country following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement to rescind DACA:

“We Made Donald %#&@ Trump PRESIDENT — What Else Can We Do?

Why the outrage? GOP leadership want to make an amnesty Satan Sandwich. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are lining up to help. At least 18 Republicans in the House and the Senate are climbing over themselves to do something about the poor illegal kids. Their average age is 26, by the way—Obamacare metrics for maturity, perhaps?

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DACA Fraud Rate at ’40 to 50 Percent’, Says Former Immigration Official

Fraud is rampant and “huge” for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a former official with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency alleges.

Under DACA, nearly 800,000 illegal aliens were given temporary protected status and work permits to remain in the United States. Experts have told Breitbart Texas that during the Obama Administration, background screening was lax.


2,139 DACA Recipients Convicted or Accused of Crimes Against Americans

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), from which more than 800,000 un-vetted young illegal aliens have been given protected status and work permits, the number of them who are convicted criminals, gang members, or suspects in crimes remains staggering.


Dreams, Delusions and Duplicity

Between you and me, I’m in favor of deporting every single Dreamer just because of the stupid name “Dreamer”.

Failing that, I’m in favor of deporting Senators-for-Life Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch who sponsored the original “DREAM Act”, which failed. That’s to say, despite repeated efforts over the course of this century, it has not become law. It’s not an act, it’s a bill – and a flop bill, which means it’s just a pile of moldering papers sitting somewhere in the basement of the Orrin Hatch Archive and Senatorial Library soon to be built in Utah.


Punish Americans for Their Heritage, but Reward ‘Dreamers’: How DACA Outrage Exposes the Left

By now it is crystal clear: the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was simply a way for President Obama to force his successor to make an unpopular decision.

For all the pejorative “populist” talk about President Trump, his predecessor could not countenance something he regarded as unpopular, especially to his base, and a potential future base of the Democrat Party.


There Is No Such Thing As a ‘Deserving DREAMer’

Over and over again, from the mouths of politicians in both parties, identity politics purveyors and cheap labor lobbyists, we hear the same refrains about President Obama’s 800,000 amnestied illegal alien youths:

“They don’t deserve to be punished.”

“They deserve protection.”

“They deserve the American dream.”

Deserve, deserve, deserve.


Here Are the Ways DACA Violates the Rule of Law

President Trump’s decision to end the unlawful DACA program shows he’s a faithful defender of the Constitution and a true protector of the rule of law.

He’s also saved precious Judiciary resources. We at the Immigration Reform Law Institute been sitting on a giant legal challenge against DACA ever since the Supreme Court affirmed a lower court injunction against its near-identical sister program, DAPA. Thankfully, it’s a case we no longer have to bring.


Trump to phase out Dreamers program

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that an Obama-era program granting young adult illegal immigrants tentative legal status in the United States is illegal and will be phased out over the course of six months.

The Trump administration opted to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to give Congress time to pass legislation that could offer a permanent solution for young illegal immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. as children and have grown up here.

“The executive branch, through DACA, deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize on multiple occasions,” Mr. Sessions said Tuesday at the Justice Department. “Such an open ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch.”

Mr. Sessions said Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke opted recessed the program and to wind down the program over a six month period.


Sympathetic Media Scrambles To Trot Out Shiny ‘Dreamers,’ But Forgets All The Nightmares

Since news broke of President Donald Trump’s plan to end the DACA amnesty for roughly 800,000 illegal immigrants, a sympathetic media has trotted out endless sob stories about so-called “Dreamers.”

The news coverage and criticism of Trump’s reported decision to end DACA has focused on the idea that they are children (many thousands are in their 30s) and are super-stars in their community in an attempt to justify blanket amnesty. To support their criticism, we’re offered an endless stream of anecdotal success stories.