Democratic Outrage Over DACA Is Getting Ridiculous

What if President Trump, who has yet to be able to convince the Senate to pass Obamacare repeal legislation, simply implemented repeal himself?

What if he just deemed by executive action that its remaining provisions no longer were valid and the country was moving in a new direction?

Democrats would react in roughly the same way as they have since two weeks ago when President Trump announced his plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and called on Congress to fix the problem before the nearly 800,000 young people affected would be ordered out of the country.

Former President Barack Obama, who has decidedly not followed President George W. Bush's practice of refusing to comment on his successor's administration, called the move "cruel" and "wrong." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., deemed it a "despicable act of political cowardice."

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., a leading advocate for illegal immigrants and open borders, went so far as to call White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a Marine Corps General and gold star father, "a disgrace to the uniform."

And Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee, topped all of that when he likened refusing sanctuary to DACA recipients – and all other illegal immigrants, for that matter – to refusing to help Jews escape Nazis in World War II Germany. This was a curious choice for a metaphor considering his past association with the radical Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan.

But what none of those critics would admit is that Trump is essentially reversing an edict issued by Obama after Congress rejected legislation that would have protected the Dreamers from deportation. In what he called at the time a "temporary, stop-gap measure," Obama simply changed immigration law on his own and ordered a system established to let the DACA recipients stay.

Read more from Ford O'Connell at the Washington Examiner

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