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June 17, 2017

Trump buying into DACA - and Fraud?
Maybe Not

Breitbart -- June 16, 2017
Amnesty: DHS Kelly Spotlighted DACA Legal Problem As He Ended DAPA
The administration's announcement ending the so-called "DAPA" amnesty quietly cuts the legal legs off the still-operating "DACA" amnesty for younger illegals, despite left-wing claims that President Donald Trump has accepted former President Barack Obama's DACA quasi-amnesty.
    Amid the left-wing cheering, officials denied that Trump had accepted the DACA amnesty.
    The “DAPA and DACA [amnesties] are two different programs ... The fact that DACA was not rescinded by the same memo should not be interpreted as bearing any relevance on the long-term future of that program,” said a memo issued Friday by the Department of Homeland Security. “The future of the DACA program continues to be under review with the Administration.” [...]
    In contrast, the DAPA amnesty for roughly 4 million illegal-alien parents of U.S-born children has been frozen since early 2015 partly because a group of Governors persuaded multiple judges to stop the amnesty. The governors argued that Obama was telling deputies to defer prosecutorial action --- deportation --- against large numbers of people without conducting the case-by-case legal review required by the courts and Congress.
    That case-by-case requirement helps explains why “2012 DACA is just as unlawful as 2014 DAPA ... and would fall if challenged,” said a statement from Dale Wilcox, the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, which advocates for “immigration policies that serve the national interest.” Roughly 765,000 younger illegals have received Social Security Numbers and work-permits from Obama's DACA amnesty, which Trump has not stopped yet.
    In his June 15 statement announcing the end of DAPA, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly highlighted the lethal legal flaw in DACA when he said DAPA was indefensible in court and noted “I remind our officers that (1) deferred action, as an act of prosecutorial discretion, may only be granted on a case-by-case basis.”