I’ve been holding off on writing this piece in the hope that some sort of retraction or clarification would be forthcoming from the White House, but alas, I seem to have been waiting in vain.
We’ve always known – at least since Election Day – that Trump was weak on the DACA question, but I think many of us assumed that the sheer weight of opinion among his supporters would be enough to negate whatever ridiculous feelings were present concerning the influx of youthful migrants from the Third-World.
Unfortunately, we seem to have overestimated the respect the President has for the average White voters who propelled him to the most powerful position in the world.
That, or he knows just exactly how Washington politics actually works…
Illegal aliens who crossed the border as children don’t have to worry about being sent home, President Donald Trump told the Associated Press in a Friday interview.
Illegals enrolled in the President Barack Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” DACA program can “rest easy,” Trump said, because “this is a case of heart.”
Federal enforcement agencies are “not [going] after the ‘dreamers,’ we are after the criminals,” he said, using the Democrats’ ‘dreamer’ euphemism for young illegal immigrants. “That is our policy,” he added.
Donald, they are criminals simply by entering our country illegally.
What you’re doing here is resorting to word games and emotional appeals that have no basis in logic.
Instead, you’re trying to invoke the sick sort of moral relativism that has infected our culture thanks to the generations-long efforts of the Jews.
The Friday comments confirm Trump’s reversal of his 2016 campaign promise to stop the DACA quasi-amnesty created by Obama during his 2012 reelection campaign. He created the program in 2012 by telling his immigration enforcement officers to provide young illegals with free work permits instead of repatriation orders. The program has allowed at least 770,000 illegal immigrants to find jobs in major U.S. cities, even though tens of millions of Americans outside the cities are unemployed or have given up trying to find work.
Since his inauguration, Trump’s deputies at the Department of Homeland Security have awarded new work permits to illegals who claim they arrived before age 16, despite Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” slogan.
Trump’s support for the DACA program is one of his biggest “flip-flops,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies. “During the campaign, now-President Trump had said he was going to end that on day one because it’s an unconstitutional action by the president,” Krikorian told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday. Krikorian continued:
And of course he’s right, it’s illegal. And they’ve done nothing to it. They’ve done absolutely nothing.”
Maybe we’re witnessing one of the greatest political chess games in human history, but let’s invoke Occam’s Razor here and just admit that we’ve almost certainly been conned.
That, or Trump has fallen to the enemy.
Once you accept that things are not going to magically transform overnight, you’ll not only feel more stable and secure, but you’ll likely be able to focus on organizing, networking, and preparing for the next phase of struggle.