DAPA is dead but the Dreamers can continue to dream.

Understand that earlier in the week,  there were reports that President Trump was about to violate this campaign promise regarding DAPA.  Turns out that some were confusing  DAPA with the Dreamers program.  They are not the same.  DAPA applies to illegal immigrant parents of natural born children.  There are some 4 to 5 million folks,  nonAmerican parents, who are affected by this Obama era Executive Order.  With the events of this week,  DAPA folks will need to return to Mexico. If they want to maintain family unity,  the solution is profoundly simple:  take their children with them. This notion that Trump and/or Conservatives are dividing Mexican families is an outrageous lie.  No one is preventing these Mexican citizens from taking their children with them as they return to their homeland.  

The Dreamers include under-age children coming to this country.  They have no families here.  Trump has decided to give them continued protections under the Dream Act.  After the election,  but before he took office,  Donald Trump expressed a heartfelt concern for these young people.  That he has decided to allow their presence in this country,  is no surprise to this editor.    


Daily Caller:
The Trump administration has fulfilled another one of Donald Trump’s campaign promises by rescinding the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program implemented under Barack Obama that could have allowed as many as five million illegal aliens with children who are citizens or lawful permanent residents to remain in the country if they met certain criteria.
DAPA was blocked by the courts from implementation (March of 2015), which the Department of Homeland Security cited as a reason for rescinding the program. A DHS press released said Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly signed a memorandum rescinding DAPA on Thursday because “there is no credible path forward to litigate the currently enjoined policy.”