Some solid executive orders were signed this morning — but not one rescinding DACA and DAPA, Obama’s two amnesties for illegals, which Trump vowed early in the campaign had to go. What happened to that one? Spicer:
“First and foremost, the president’s been very, very clear that we need to direct agencies to focus on those who are in this country illegally and have a record – a criminal record or oppose a threat to the American people,” he said. That’s where the priorities are going to be and then we’re going to continue to work through the entire number of folks that are here illegally. But right now the clear focus is on that.”
Makes sense. Get the dangerous ones out immediately, worry about the least dangerous ones — the young ones, the college kids — last. But … that’s what Obama said too. That’s why he ordered his executive amnesties, he claimed. It was a matter of prosecutorial discretion. By sending DREAMers to the back of the line, the White House would let ICE and other agencies focus their resources on grabbing and deporting the criminals. Spicer was asked about DACA again later in the briefing and said something even more interesting: “We don’t have anything in front of us right now to sign on that, so give us a little time. We’ll see what Congress moves forward with.” Congress? Has the Trump White House decided to leave DACA and DAPA in place while Ryan and McConnell cook up a comprehensive immigration bill of some sort? ...Read the rest from ALLAHPUNDIT HERE.
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