President Donald Trump is expected to rescind an Obama administration policy that protects from deportation nearly 800,000 immigrants who as children entered the country illegally, setting the stage for a fight with U.S. business leaders and lawmakers over tough immigration policy.
A senior administration official told Reuters on Thursday that the plan could be announced as early as Friday and that Trump would let the so-called Dreamers stay until their work permits expire.
There are cries for him to not do the evil deed:
The tech industry’s top CEOs are demanding President Trump and Congress continue a program that protects young undocumented immigrants from being deported.
“Dreamers are vital to the future of our companies and our economy,” the CEOs wrote in a letter posted on FWD.us, an immigration advocacy organization. “With them, we grow and create jobs. They are part of why we will continue to have a global competitive advantage.”
The letter was signed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Meg Whitman, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Netflix’s Reed Hastings, among 350 others. Tech investors and board members, including Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and General Motors’ Mary Barra also signed the letter.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 1, 2017
And, of course, this exquisite piece of idiocy…she didn’t work to “pass DACA” because no “DACA” was ever considered by Congress, much less passed:
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) August 31, 2017
This, of course, is utter bullsh**. “Dreamers” are run of the mill illegal aliens and their absence will be a null set as far as the US economy goes. As they were unable to work legally until Obama started this program in 2012, and there was no huge boost in the economy afterwards, it seems unlikely that deporting them will result in economic Armageddon.
Trump’s action is totally correct. DACA is illegal on its face. If you are actually in favor of the rule of law, you should be cheering this.
The only reason to be happy about Trump ending DACA is that you're a racist. There's literally no other reason.
— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) August 31, 2017
Let's be clear, trump wanting to end DACA isn't about policy or crime, it's about destroying every good thing Obama did. It's about racism.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 1, 2017
It not only makes a mockery of the law, it further victimizes people who (allegedly) were brought to the United States without having a vote in the matter. There is a solution available: The Dream Act of 2017 (S. 1615 / HR. 3440). This act gives Dreamers an expedited path to citizenship. All that has to happen is for Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote.