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Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/us/politics/trump-daca-dreamers-immigration.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

The announcement means that if Congress fails to act, immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children could face deportation as early as March 6 to countries where many left at such young ages that they have no memory of them.


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  1. Tom S says:

    Read The Constitution.

    1. Carl Stewart says:

      Which Constitution is Bob “S’ talking about? The U.S. Constitution or Kazakhstan’s? If the former, Bob will surely know that nowhere in our Constitution, including the 27 Amendments, are the words “immigrant” or “immigration” mentioned.

      1. Carl Stewart says:

        Sorry, that should be “Tom S,” not Bob

      2. Tom S says:

        Yes, it is the US Constitution, not Kazakhstan’s.
        President Trump utilized his Presidential powers to sign this Executive Order, JUST as former President Obama did to ENACT the DACA law. I believe President Trump did the “right thing” in not stating this will immediately result in deportation, he rightfully handed over to the lawmaking branch of our government. Let’s see how they do with it. They failed in the past, that is why former President Obama signed HIS executive order.

  2. Bob Fedell says:

    Maybe look up the word “illegally” while your reading the Constitution too.

    1. George Grumbach says:

      Before reading the constitution it would be a good idea to learn grammar and spelling. Of course, our president hasn’t learned that either.

    2. Carl Stewart says:

      Not sure what Mr. Fedell is referring to regarding “illegally” but if you are going to let the world (or at least the Berkshire Edge world) know your opinions, better to learn that there is a difference between “your,”, the possessive of you, and “you’re”, the contraction of you are.

  3. Steve Farina says:

    Huh, I figured by now there would be effusive praise, being shared here, of President Trump’s decision to embrace a plan by the Democratic leadership. His agreement seems to show he believes that the Republican leadership is not capable of getting things done.
    That there is not praise of this would appear to indicate that the issue is less important to the frequent commenters than maintaining a political divide.

    PS: since when is everyone typo police? Like grammar correction is more important than an idea being conveyed….come on guys, you are so able to stay above this

    1. Joseph Method says:

      Confused about your point, Steve. He removed an executive branch protection without fixing things on the legislative side first, throwing hundreds of thousands into a further state of uncertainty. If this ends in the dream act being passed then I guess this will have been a good move. But I’m inclined to think the motive is to have the program die through inaction, at least on Jeff Sessions’ part. It would be interesting to see how his supporters react if he does sign something like the Dream act.

      1. Steve Farina says:

        Yes he put the onus on Congress to fix the problem, then while agreeing with the Dem plan on fiscal stuff (also add the inference that the Republicans can’t get it done) and this was part of his discussion according to the WP:

        During the meeting Wednesday, Trump also threw tacit support behind the Democrats’ push for a “dreamers” bill that would effectively formalize an Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation.

        Trump on Tuesday began phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which GOP hard-liners regard as illegal amnesty, but suggested Wednesday that if Congress passed a dreamers bill he might sign it.

        “Chuck and Nancy want to see something happen — and so do I,” Trump said.

        He is sending a message to Congress that if the Republican can’t get it done (which they are repeatedly showing is the case), he will work with Dems…

  4. Joseph Method says:

    Steve, you’re right that this could end up being a positive thing if dream act is made law. It could have been done without causing so much fear but maybe that’s what it takes. We’ll see in December when it will probably be connected to the next debt ceiling increase.

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