On Tuesday morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration will end DACA. A source close to the White House reveals Sessions’ announcement shook the establishment to its core. This is the type of thing Trump supporters voted for.
WH source on Sessions' "amazing" DACA presser: He lit up institutional left, mainstream media & probably prompted tears from West Wing Dems. pic.twitter.com/1Z6Gm5tx35
— Joshua Dov Caplan (@joshdcaplan) September 5, 2017
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Key excerpts from his statement:
- “The executive branch, through DACA, deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize… such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority.”
- “The nation must set and enforce a limit on how many immigrants we admit each year and that means all can not be accepted.The reaction, per a source close to the White House: “In one amazing press conference, Jeff Sessions lit up the entire institutional left, the mainstream media and probably caused a couple tears to hit the floor from some West Wing Democrats.”
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.
Attorney General Sessions: Ending the previous administration’s disrespect for the legislative process is an important first step. All immigration policies should serve the interest of the people of the United States, lawful immigrant and native born alike… We are people of compassion and we are people of law. There is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration law. Enforcing the law saves lives, protects communities and tax payers, and prevents human suffering.
The compassionate thing to do is to end DACA and enforce the law.