Once again “totally inept and inexperienced” President Trump has checkmated the brilliant politicians in Washington.
Federal District Court Judge Roger Titus has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at upholding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that stemmed from an un-Constitutional Executive Order signed by President Obama.
Judge Titus acknowledged that legally his hands were tied when issuing his opinion:
“This Court does not like the outcome of this case, but is constrained by its constitutionally limited role to the result that it has reached. Hopefully, the Congress and the President will finally get their job done.”
Americans voted for Trump largely because he promised to fix our broken immigration system that the political elite in Washington had failed to do for close to four decades.
The linchpin of Trump’s strategy to fulfill that promise came back in September of last year when President Trump issued his own Executive Order returning the fate of the 800,000 so-called DREAMERS to Congress, where it belonged in the first place. Trump gave Congress 6 months to address the DACA problem and they have failed to do so as they have for the past half-century.
President Trump knew he stood on solid legal ground because Obama’s Executive Order establishing DACA was an unconstitutional usurpation of the legislative branch’s authority. Respected George Washington University Law School Professor Jonathan Turley’s testified before the House Judiciary Committee about DACA’s illegal origins:
“In ordering this blanket exception, President Obama was nullifying part of a law that he simply disagreed with … If a president can claim sweeping discretion to suspend key federal laws, the entire legislative process becomes little more than a pretense … The circumvention of the legislative process not only undermines the authority of this branch but destabilizes the tripartite system as a whole.”
Obama himself had acknowledged this before he signed it.
The deadline in Trump’s September 5th Executive Order expired on Monday leaving the Dem’s, who have built their party’s entire future around keeping the borders open and flooding our country with increasing amounts of immigrants, up the creek without a paddle.
With the six months over Trump declared checkmate:
It’s March 5th and the Democrats are nowhere to be found on DACA. Gave them 6 months, they just don’t care. Where are they? We are ready to make a deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2018
If the Dems abandon the DREAMERS they face almost certain devastation at the polls in November. That leaves them with only one other choice – agreeing to Trump’s terms that include building the wall and instituting a merit-based immigration policy that will benefit America.
In a magnanimous show, Trump offered to more than double the 800,000 young immigrants allowed to stay in the country to 1.8 million. The Democrats would be wise to take the offer and give Trump what he – and the majority of Americans – wants, border security.
The DREAMERS know that the Dems are using them as a political football and have begun applying heat to them by rallying in protest outside the front doors of the DNC.
It sounds like a win-win for everyone and that may force some vulnerable Democrats to break with leadership and support the legislation Trump is pushing for.
The fact that the Dem’s aren’t happy with Trump’s offer makes you wonder just who they are colluding with?