Just released data by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), on arrests and apprehensions of illegal aliens, who requested Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as of November 16th, 2019, shows that nearly 80,000 out of the 110,000 DACA recipients were arrested “BEFORE” being approved into the program.
Moreover, the data shows some of the crimes committed include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, assault, battery, rape, and even murder.
Even more concerning is when we begin to actually drill-down regarding the other findings within the data. For example 85% of DACA requests, that’s roughly 68,000 illegal aliens, were arrested or apprehended before their most recent DACA approval.
More than 31% (almost 25,000), have more than one arrest, and of all the DACA requests 218 individuals had more than 10 arrests, and out of that number, a stunning 54 individuals had a DACA case status of “approved” as of October 2019.
After Friday’s update, USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli said, “As DACA continues to be the subject of both public discourse and ongoing litigation, USCIS remains committed to ensuring transparency and that the American people are informed about those receiving DACA.”
Adding, “This agency is obligated to continue accepting DACA requests from illegal aliens as a direct result of the previous administration’s decision to circumvent the laws as passed by Congress. We hope this data provides a better sense of the reality of those granted the privilege of a temporary deferral of removal action and work authorization under DACA.”
On Tuesday the Supreme Court began to hear arguments whether President Trump by “executive order” legally terminated the program enacted in 2012 by another “executive order” instituted by the Obama Administration.
Ironically in October of 2010, responding to immigration activists demanding that he implement immigration reform the then President declared “I am not king. I can’t do these things just by myself.”
In March of 2011, Obama again referenced the immigration issue, stating; “with respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case.”
Acknowledging he couldn’t simply bypass congress saying, “just bypass Congress and change the (immigration) law myself. … That’s not how a democracy works.”
So what changed? Actually the lower courts in attempting to “legislate law” that only congress has the constitutional authority to create. Obama’s creation of DACA was an illegal act. In that, he “never” had the legal authority to unilaterally create DACA.
While President Trump wants to end Obama’s executive order, he has publicly voiced his support for implementing the program where it rightly belongs to Congress.
After the Supreme Court announced on Tuesday, they would decide on Trump’s “executive order” to end DACA, the President tweeted out.
“Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from ‘angels.’ Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign the order, but would anyway, if Supreme Court remedies with overturning, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!”
The likelihood that the Supreme Court would rule in Trump’s favor and uphold his decision to end DACA seems probable.
In that the President and only the President has the constitutional responsibility in dealing with national security and immigration issues, moreover, while the lower courts have declared an executive order “illegal,” that decision is always appealed to the Supreme Court, which only twice ever ruled against a sitting President.
Moreover, the high court’s conservative majority appeared to think the administration has provided an adequate basis for ending the DACA policy, and in some instances even wondered if the courts have the power to review the dispute.