President Trump is putting this issue squarely in Congress’ lap, which is where it should be dealt with.
As long as DACA remained active, Congress wasn’t going to do anything to resolve the issue legally. President Trump has compassion for these young people, but he knows that the legislative branch must step up to create a legal solution.
If lawmakers on both sides of the aisle support DACA, then it should be easy to create a good law, but we as voters know differently.
Trump seems to have completed a full 180-degree spin from this morning and now willing to revisit DACA if Congress can’t fix the problem in six months. Do you agree with President Trump tweeting this? Will this confuse? Does Congress have to work to get a solution since Trump can change things in six months?
Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017
Source: Fox News
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration was phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying that former President Barack Obama didn’t have the authority to enact the policy in June 2012.
Hours after his announcement, Trump expressed compassion for for those who would lose deportation protection and the ability to work legally in the U.S.
“I have a love for these people and hopefully now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly,” Trump told reporters at the beginning of a meeting with top Republicans on tax policy, adding that he was not in favor of punishing children for the actions of their parents.
“In effect, I am not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act,” the president said. “Young Americans have dreams, too.”
Trump says Congress has 6 months to 'legalize' DACA, adds he will 'revisit' the issue if that fails https://t.co/2fYHB2HJJb
— CNBC (@CNBC) September 6, 2017
Trump in his statement today linked DACA to violent gangs. His AG says it's unconstitutional. Now POTUS saying he may “revisit."
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) September 6, 2017
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) September 6, 2017
Where do you fall with the revisit of DACA if Congress can’t handle the situation? So many responses tonight seem contrary, and I’ve seen a few from our side but not many responding.
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