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By Chris Jennewein

Originally published by Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo: An Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer escorts a suspected undocumented immigrant. Courtesy ICE

September 4, 2017 (San Diego) -- A new report that President Trump plans to end protection from deportation for 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to America as children drew sharp criticism from San Diego elected officials.

The national politics website Politico reported Sunday night that Trump has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and will make the announcement on Tuesday.

“Ending DACA (is) inconsistent with American values and interests, and the cruelty is breathtaking. We will have to fight back to save DACA,” said Rep. Scott Peters in a tweet after the report.

An estimated 38,000 of the so-called “Dreamers” live in San Diego County. The program, created by President Obama, offers undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children a two-year protection from deportation so they can work or attend school.

Many of the Dreamers know only life in America, speak only English and have never been to the country of their birth. The term Dreamers reflects their desire to become Americans.

Assemblymember Todd Gloria tweeted that “if true, another pathetic and heartless decision by someone who obviously has no empathy for others. CA must stand up for our Dreamers.”

According to Politico, Trump will end the DACA program after a six-month delay to give Congress time to potentially pass legislation to protect the Dreamers.

The program faced a legal challenge from nine states, led by Texas. A tenth state, Tennessee, pulled out of the challenge last week, with its attorney general citing the “human element” and noting Dreamers’ “outstanding accomplishments and laudable ambitions.”

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You are not proud of what you do

If you were you wouldn't care who knew it was you
You loudly announce pride in your prejudice
But your invisibility suggests your shame
There is such anger in you that it can't be cloaked

JK Rowling

Of course hardcore Repubs regret voting for Trump,

he defeated half a dozen of them in the primaries to win the nomination. Trump has just recently abandoned the Repubs on a couple of budget issues and sided with the Dems and if the Repubs don't get off the dime on health care he might go their way on ACA because the current skyrocketing health insurance rates are hurting working people. Trump, after all, is really a New York City business liberal, and an outsider.

John LeCarre' quote from the Guardian

“Something truly, seriously bad is happening and from my point of view we have to be awake to that,” (John LeCarré) told an audience at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

“These stages that Trump is going through in the United States and the stirring of racial hatred … a kind of burning of the books as he attacks, as he declares real news as fake news, the law becomes fake news, everything becomes fake news.

“I think of all things that were happening across Europe in the 1930s, in Spain, in Japan, obviously in Germany. To me, these are absolutely comparable signs of the rise of fascism and it’s contagious, it’s infectious. Fascism is up and running in Poland and Hungary. There’s an encouragement about.”

Even today, Le Carré said, Ang Sang Suu Kyi is speaking of “fake news” in Burma. “These are infectious forms of demagogic behaviour and they are toxic.”


Isn't that the thing Obama said on at least 4 separate occasions, over years, that it would be unconstitutional for him to do but he did it anyway? Ya, that's the thing. Alt-left, you must think the rest of us are as brain dead as yourselves and don't remember things. If you are going to argue a point at least get your facts right. Even Feinstein admitted as much today.

fake news

fake news

the story comes out long before any official announcement
nothing to be critical of yet

also remember daca/amnesty is unconstitutional and the responsibility of congress to pass a law, not an executive action
the constitutional thing to do is cancel it immediately

It's official now.

As major media reported would happen, Justice Dept. today announced Trump is revoking DACA and giving Congress six months to pass a law protecting the young "Dreamers," or they will be subject to deportation.

To enroll in DACA they must have no criminal record.  But if they are not allowed to work,  how are they supposed to survive? It's almost as if the president is trying to force people into committing crimes with this heartless measure the punishes children for actions over which they had control.

Nearly all of the Dreamers have jobs and pay taxes, or are students.  They are doing all that they can to be good, productive law abiding citizens. Hundreds are in the military. Apple says 250 work for their high-tech company.  Some were heroes rescuing people in Houston after the hurricane and flooding, and one lost his life doing so.  There is nothing good, decent, or defensible about this hateful action.


to h*ll with the rule of law

throw away the rule of law so illegal aliens can get amnesty because you think so
throw away the constitution because you think so
courts have already sided against daca, and obama advisors are on record acknowledging the order was unconstitutional

yup throw away the Constitution when it suits a political goal
all of the daca people are not productive nor good for the country
the idea of complete checks on so many is ridiculous, and not all where brought here as children, lets say maybe under 10 yo or younger
teenagers were flooding the southern border before obama did this to destroy the fabric of the Republic

all who think daca is good, then THEY should take full legal responsibility for these peope

We are a nation of laws, not feelings, or we are not. stand with daca and that means the law and the Constitution do not matter

actually not

This is a factual report regarding statements about an impending decision that seriously affects a lot of people and is in the top news, like at Fox News: "Trump tweet signals start of immigration battle over Obama's order."