Obama Administration Begins DACA Renewal Process

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How temporary is the temporary amnesty for young illegal aliens unilaterally imposed by the Obama administration? It is clear that Deferred Enforcement of Childhood Arrival (DACA) status is indefinitely temporary. The Department of Homeland Security launched a campaign on February 19 to urge current recipients of DACA status to request an extension of their “temporary” status for another two-year period.

The only age requirement for obtaining DACA status is that the applicant must have been under the age of 31 when the program was announced on June 15, 2012. Once DACA status has been conferred, there is no upper age limit for renewal.

However, because DACA was implemented as an executive action – of questionable legality – it can also be ended or modified by executive action. That means the ground rules of the program could be changed, possibly allowing individuals who were 31 or older as of 2012 to obtain DACA status. Amnesty advocates – including the Congressional Hispanic Caucus – are urging the president to extend deferred action to still more illegal aliens.

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Jack, who joined FAIR’s National Board of Advisors in 2017, is a retired U.S. diplomat with consular experience. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform and has authored studies of immigration issues. His national and international print, TV, and talk radio experience is extensive (including in Spanish).

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    Has anyone noticed that Obama’s actions look very much like Putin’s? Obama has his appointed “czars” who are answerable only to him. Obama ignores laws and the constitution and most of the other elected officials in Washington are too afraid to say no to America’s dictator. If Congress doesn’t do what Obama wants, he just uses an “executive order” and bypasses elected senators, congressmen and the judiciary. The U.S.A. might look like the streets of Ukraine unless we make our politicians answerable to us. Look at the records of people you vote for in this next election and put little stock in what they say.

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    Immigration Reform means Amnesty and we all know that doesn’t work. Remember 1986!! It only multiplied
    our problem many times over!! We just need to secure our borders, enforce all of our immigration laws, make
    E-verify mandatory for every employer and enforce it to where they have to fire the illegals they have working
    for them now, then replace them with American workers at a livable wage. Fine them heavily for every illegal they hire! If these illegals can’t get jobs and NO benefits, such as housing , schooling, medical etc. then maybe they will
    go home or elsewhere. It does not matter how long ago they came or if their parents brought them! The parents
    and them should be deported. They are still illegal. We do have laws and they broke them!!
    THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR OUR OWN GOVERNMENT to PUT ILLEGAL ALIENS BEFORE AMERICANS!!!!!!
    This is not a matter of sympathy. It is a matter of doing what is right for the American People in our own Country!!

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    Looks to me the first reform we need to make is with OUR POLITICIANS!!!! They seem to have forgotten
    who they are supposed to be representing!! We may, if necessary have to take to the streets to protest as
    the illegals do, in order to get their attention. Isn’t that sad, in our own country!! Never thought I’d see this
    day come when illegals were put before Americans, by OUR OWN Politicians!!!! WE will just have to vote
    them out of office and replace these traitors with TRUE Americans!!!!!!!

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    I BELIEVE THAT ALL THESE ILLEGAL ALIENS,AND THEY ARE ILLEGAL ALIENS NOT UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS,HAVE BUT ONE RIGHT IN THIS COUNTRY. tHAT RIGHT IS THE RIGHT TO BE DEPORTED BACK TO WHEREVER THEY CAME FROM. ALLOF THEM.IT COST US TAXPAYERS $34 BILLION DOLLARS LAST YEAR FOR THESE ALIENS IN OUR COUNTRY FOR ANY AND ALL SERVICES. IT WOULD NOT COST US THAT MUCH TO DEPORT ALL OF THESE LAWBREAKERS.DEMOCRATS WANT THESE PEOPLE GIVEN AMNESTY FOR THE REASON SO AMPLY PUT BY JAY LENO” THESE 11-12 MILLION ALIENS WOULD BECOME DEMOCRAT VOTERS’ ANDD THAT IS THE PRIMARY REASON THE DUMBOCRATS WANT AMNESTY. wE NEED TO INSURE IN THE NEXT ELECTION(S) THAT OUR MILITARY’S ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE COUNTED THIS TIME NOT IGNORED LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN THE LAST ELECTION. iGNORED BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF ABSENTEE MILITARY VOTERS VOTE REPUBLICAN. AND THE CROOKED DUMBOCRATS DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN.

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    AS I HAVE STATED MANY TIMES, I AM NOT IN FAVOR OF AMNESTY IN ANY FORM AND NO EXCEPTIONS. IT IS THE ILLEGALS RESPONSIBILITY TO BECOME LEGAL. OBAMA IS PUSHING THIS IN ORDER TO GET SUPPORT AND THE OTHER POLITICIANS IN WASHINGTON ARE PERMITTING HIM TO GET BY WITH IT. IT IS GOING TO BE HIS WAY OR NONE, AND IT IS PAST TIME FOR CONGRESS AND OUR REPRESENTATIVES TO STAND UP TO HIM AND SEE THAT OUR CONSTITUTION IS UPHELD . OBAMA HAS NO RIGHT TO CHANGE ANYTHING IN IT JUST TO BENEFIT HIMSELF AND HIS CRONIES. HE IS A DISGRACE AND EMBARRASSMENT TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED BEFORE NOW. THE WORD “GOD’ IS NOT PERMITTED TO BE SPOKEN IN OUR SCHOOLS, NOR THE PLEDGE TO OUR FLAG SAID. WHEN GOD AND PRAYER ARE REMOVED FROM ANYTHING, FAILURE WILL FOLLOW. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Capt John johnson on

      Hey…………it is simple, the GOP can fix this BUT yet the party of “NO”……………ruins us by trying to take down another real American: Obama.

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    Please do–that will give us a nice list of names, addresses, and workplaces for them. After all, without Congress approving it, these people REMAIN ILLEGAL ALIENS and remain DEPORTABLE.

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      Capt John johnson on

      Ali think about it……………..no immigration reform.,,,…the problem will worsen. A friend of mine from Maine just told me now Muslims are being brought and placed in Main ( refugees)…….so if it is not fixed soon we will have millions of Ali’s that do not care about this land….