Speaker Paul Ryan Releases Statement Hoping to Continue DREAMER Amnesty
At least 22 times Barack Obama told reporters and constituents, “I cannot pass amnesty through executive action… I am not a dictator.”
At least 22 times Obama said he couldn’t do executive amnesty himself. Then he implemented an immunity scheme via executive fiat. “In bypassing Congress, Obama blatantly ignored the rule of law that is the foundation of our democracy and violated his presidential oath to uphold the laws of this land.”
Then Obama went ahead and passed executive amnesty anyway.
On Tuesday President Trump announced an end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to illegal immigrants who arrived in this country illegally with their lawbreaking parents or guardians.
On Tuesday Speaker Paul Ryan released a statement saying he hoped DREAMER amnesty will continue.
Republican leaders have failed at everything all year but watch them get this passed!
My statement on the Trump administration's announcement on DACA → https://t.co/jtODbY0reL
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) September 5, 2017
Speaker Paul Ryan:
Statement on DACA Program
September 5, 2017|Speaker Ryan Press Office
WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement following the Trump administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
“However well-intentioned, President Obama’s DACA program was a clear abuse of executive authority, an attempt to create law out of thin air. Just as the courts have already struck down similar Obama policy, this was never a viable long-term solution to this challenge. Congress writes laws, not the president, and ending this program fulfills a promise that President Trump made to restore the proper role of the executive and legislative branches. But now there is more to do, and the president has called on Congress to act. The president’s announcement does not revoke permits immediately, and it is important that those affected have clarity on how this interim period will be carried out. At the heart of this issue are young people who came to this country through no fault of their own, and for many of them it’s the only country they know. Their status is one of many immigration issues, such as border security and interior enforcement, which Congress has failed to adequately address over the years. It is my hope that the House and Senate, with the president’s leadership, will be able to find consensus on a permanent legislative solution that includes ensuring that those who have done nothing wrong can still contribute as a valued part of this great country.”