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by JOHN BINDER 30 Mar 2017Washington, D.C.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly says illegal immigrant youths covered by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will not be deported.
Kelly told Senate Democrats that DACA recipients, also known as ‘DREAMers,’ would not be targeted by DHS for deportation, unless they broke the law.
… Roughly 750,000 illegal immigrants are covered by DACA and President Donald Trump’s administration has signaled no action thus far on ending or reforming the program. Currently, 800 work permits for illegal immigrants through DACA can be granted every day.
Democrats really, really want DACA. Why isn’t, at minimum, the Trump Administration bargaining to get concessions from them on other immigration policies? Where in your copy of The Art of the Deal does it say you should just concede for free whatever your counterpart wants most?