I'll 'Revisit' DACA if Congress Can't Fix in 6 Months

Kristopher Drake
September 6, 2017

Many of the DACAmented activists had been pushing for expanded reforms toward the end of the Obama administration, including the extension of DACA protection for undocumented parents. But it wasn't the President, it was Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Yet, in Sessions' view, DACA has "denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same jobs to go to illegal aliens".

In front of the cameras on Tuesday, Sessions sounded much like his old self.

As with all the networks, Vega and Anchor David Muir championed the condemnation of Trump from former President Barack Obama.

"There is nothing that we will be pushing on more strongly for Congress to act on", president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, said in an interview with NPR. "There is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration laws".

Vincent Cucchiara, communications director for Penn State's Bull Moose Party, provided an official statement. Still, he added, "we must also recognize that we are nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws". That time was spread over four stories and none of their coverage shared the opinion of Trump's supporters or any other opponents to DACA. "My administration stands in support of efforts to find a legislative solution to allow DACA beneficiaries to maintain their current status and to complete their degrees". After Trump's announcement Tuesday, Texas filed for a dismissal of the case.

Trump chose to end the program six months from now on the grounds that it is unconstitutional and vulnerable to court challenges.

"I have a love for these people", Trump said at the White House late Tuesday, "and, hopefully, now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly".

Amherst College President Carolyn "Biddy" Martin said the decision to rescind DACA was "reprehensible".

"With that said, my personal opinion is that this is not the best decision by the president", Kimelman said.

Harvard said it does not consider immigration status as part of its admissions and financial aid process.

Peter Nunez, former US attorney: "The pro-dreamers, the pro-illegal alien crowd, whatever he did they were going to be opposed to".

According to Department of Homeland Security officials, people with permits whose renewals are set to expire between now and March 5, 2018, will be able to re-apply - so long as their applications are submitted by October 5, 2017, one month from Tuesday. "Congress must act and pass legislation that will protect these young people from a President who is attempting to put an end to their American dream". Since his inauguration in January, however, the president has strengthened and prioritized the country's deportation system, calling for the hiring of thousands more immigration and border agents. Already lawmakers including 2013 immigration reform veteran Republican Sens.

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp said on Tuesday the White House decision will impact the nation's economy significantly. But the program isn't accepting new applications.

But Trump has repeatedly expressed sympathy for the young people protected by the program, describing the decision as one of the most hard he's had to grapple with as president. "I'm not a hater, I don't wish these kids to be sent back to Mexico or anything like that but I don't believe we should have two sets of laws". "I think also it would signal that America is not welcoming of a place as we argue that it is, and it's going to show that some privileges people will never be able to accomplish because it's been taken away by the federal government". Some members of Congress say that's what's wrong with it.

And then Tuesday night, with a new tweet, Trump opened door to further executive action.

"Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do)".

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