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President’s actions over DACA

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DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is the shielding from deportation and giving of work permits to children who were brought here unlawfully by their parents.

It’s the result of an open borders politician. Obama gave amnesty to other illegal aliens (DAPA) where a stay was granted and the injunction upheld by the Supreme Court.
Executive orders, legal or illegal, issued by one president can be nullified by the next and DAPA was revoked by President Trump. The president can also rescind DACA and deport Dreamers. Instead, he’s given Congress six months to legalize their status because only they have the authority to make law and exceptions to law.
Our government is no longer accepting DACA applications, and Dreamers whose work permits expire by March 5 have until Oct. 5 to apply for a two-year renewal. If lawmakers don’t legalize them, that’s how long they have to remain in our country.
Fifteen states, including New Mexico, have opted to shop for judges who’ll say we’re obligated to keep promises illegally made. This effort won’t succeed because the rule of law will eventually prevail.
In spending legislation, Democrats and like-minded Republicans are now voting to reduce funds for immigration enforcement and to prevent the use of private deportation facilities and building of new facilities while conservatives are requiring the use of e-verify and preventing money from going to sanctuary jurisdictions.

Democrats can attach the Dream Act (amnesty for Dreamers) to this legislation and possibly get enough Republican support, and President Trump can add the Raise Act which gives our citizens jobs by reducing legal immigration. It also gets rid of chain migration and the visa lottery, but Republican leaders who favor increasing work visas for foreigners may not go along.
The president promised to secure our borders, fix our broken immigration system, and build the wall. If he fails to keep his promises, he’s one and done, and a liar. Democrats and Republicans promised 600 miles of fence, and you should demand they pay for it. Tell lawmakers if they don’t end illegal immigration, you’ll end their political careers. If Dreamers remain, they can’t become citizens and vote unless they leave the country and stand behind people who wait to come here legally.
Respectfully, your knuckle-dragging, Bible-banging, flag-waving neighbor.
Ralph Rivera
Roswell