It’s common place for Democrats to never take responsibility for their actions, or for anything. And Barack Obama is holding true to that.
Yesterday, Jeff Sessions announced the end of DACA as an executive order. Obama had a few choice words for President Trump and many others who are failing to protect his sad legacy.
Former President Barack Obama sharply criticized the Trump administration’s decision to end the DACA program that protects young undocumented migrants from deportation, slamming the White House’s move as a “cruel,” “self-defeating” and legally unnecessary political decision.
In a post on his Facebook page, Obama defended his administration’s decision to shield 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. The former president said he decided to use the “well-established legal principle of discretion” to protect individuals who know no home other than the United States, after Congress failed to act.
Here’s part of the statement:
Immigration can be a controversial topic. We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and people of goodwill can have legitimate disagreements about how to fix our immigration system so that everybody plays by the rules.
But that’s not what the action that the White House took today is about. This is about young people who grew up in America – kids who study in our schools, young adults who are starting careers, patriots who pledge allegiance to our flag. These Dreamers are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper. They were brought to this country by their parents, sometimes even as infants. They may not know a country besides ours. They may not even know a language besides English. They often have no idea they’re undocumented until they apply for a job, or college, or a driver’s license.
Over the years, politicians of both parties have worked together to write legislation that would have told these young people – our young people – that if your parents brought you here as a child, if you’ve been here a certain number of years, and if you’re willing to go to college or serve in our military, then you’ll get a chance to stay and earn your citizenship. And for years while I was President, I asked Congress to send me such a bill.
That bill never came. And because it made no sense to expel talented, driven, patriotic young people from the only country they know solely because of the actions of their parents, my administration acted to lift the shadow of deportation from these young people, so that they could continue to contribute to our communities and our country.
And as an aside, notice where Mark Zuckerberg stands on the issue.
As Obama blames congress for never sending a bill to solidify DACA, and accuses President Trump of being cruel, what’s not being reported in the news, is that millions of Americans are praising the decision to put America first and enforce the rule of law.