The real issue is more than just Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals. The real issue is…..Do we still have leaders with the courage to stand up for the Constitution and the Rule of Law?
Many people listening to news media stories about the recent Supreme Court DACA decision have been left with the impression that the ruling was a defeat for President Trump and a victory for the Democrats. A closer look at the underlying facts tells a very different story. The truth is that the Supreme Court, in its ruling, did not even question the fact that DACA is illegal under current immigration laws. Their decision made clear that the Obama Administration was wrong to enact the policy through executive order (rather than changing the law through congressional action). The court simply claimed that the Trump administration/DHS did not properly address an illegal policy.
The Democrats controlled both Houses of Congress and the presidency after Obama’s 2008 election. They could have written and passed laws providing comprehensive immigration reform.
Rather than legally change the law, Democrats have chosen to exploit immigrants for political purposes. They encouraged a widespread breaking of the very laws that they refused to change when they had the opportunity to do so, for example:
- Open borders
- Sanctuary Cities
- Free health care for illegal aliens at the expense of working Americans
The DACA ruling is a reflection of how this whole debate and issue has become, the current situation is in no one’s best interest.
The solution to this issue will be found in leaders with the courage to restore the process found in the Constitution and Rule of Law. It is up to Congress to initiate, propose, and pass the laws. It is not the job of the courts to pass laws. The current immigration debate demonstrates that we have forgotten this at our peril.
Until this time comes, current immigration law needs to be enforced.