🇺🇸 Decade of DACA
June 16, 2022

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ab521640-e2ad-6400-4ea0-8848d603c575.png 6/15: Biden Job Approval, Politico/Morning Con. Approve 40,
Disapprove 56
ab521640-e2ad-6400-4ea0-8848d603c575.png 6/15: Congress Job Approval, Politico/Morning Con. Right Track 26,
Wrong Track 74
D 6/15: Gen. Congress Vote, Politico/Morning Con. Republicans 42,
Democrats 44

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QUICK CLICKS

Fauci Has COVID, Ukraine Weapons Delayed, Fed Hike Is Biggest in Over 25 Years


US: Dr. Anthony Fauci tests positive for COVID-19 (ABC)

World: Ukraine Won't Get Key Weapons From $1 Billion Aid For Months (TIME)

US: Fed rolls out biggest rate hike since 1994, flags slowing economy (Reuters)

US: Feds Reveal Chilling Note Buffalo Mass Shooter Left for His Parents (Daily Beast)

US: Jan. 6 committee releases new footage of tour given by GOP Rep. Loudermilk day before Capitol violence (Yahoo)

US: Border Patrol agents fume as DHS prepares to punish officers caught up in 'whip' controversy: 'Bull----' (Fox News)

US: People Escaping Extreme Flooding in Yellowstone Park Narrowly Miss Being Crushed by Rockfall (People)

US: Churchgoers save girls from abduction after one mouthed 'this is not my dad' (NY Post)

IMMIGRATION

Decade of DACA

10 years ago former President Barack Obama enacted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by executive order. It offers protective status to people who illegally immigrated to the US as children. Undocumented children protected under DACA are sometimes referred to as "Dreamers."

News Coverage from the RightObama’s DACA decision reverberates 10 years after the announcement (Washington Times)


News Coverage from the Left: A decade of DACA: A middle-class launching pad for thousands is at risk (NBC News)

From The Flag: Throughout the past decade, Congress has not passed permanent protections for individuals covered by the program. Here’s how both sides are reacting to the program's legacy, and where it may be headed.

LEFT-LEANING SENTIMENT

DACA is at Risk, and Dreamers Need to Be Protected


  • Congress has been unable to pass meaningful protections for Dreamers because of Republicans — Biden should step in.
  • DACA has been monumental, but more needs to be done because Dreamers’ protections expire once they’re 21 years old.
  • America will lose out on the invaluable talent of Dreamers if DACA is terminated without a clear path to citizenship.

“If Congress won’t help the ‘Dreamers,’ Biden should” Jean Guerrero, Los Angeles Times: “Democrats have long hoped for comprehensive immigration reform. However, an all-or-nothing approach has repeatedly failed. The party should now be open to relatively modest victories. It must pursue those aggressively. As a start, that means forcing Senate votes on stand-alone bills. The Dream and Promise Act, which would give Dreamers legal permanent residency, passed the House last year with bipartisan support. Some on both sides of the aisle have also backed the America’s Children Act to protect youths known as documented Dreamers, who have temporary legal status because of their parents’ visas and whose permission to stay in the U.S. expires when they turn 21. But the GOP has thwarted protections for Dreamers for more than two decades. The first Dream Act was introduced in 2001, and Republicans worried that some Dreamers would win scholarships and grants over native-born children. That anxiety has morphed into full-blown 'replacement' paranoia…”

“DACA and the distance still to go for Dreamers” Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and Donald E. Graham, Daily News Opinion: “The program is still working wonders for the 600,000 people currently enrolled in it, but no one else can apply for the program because of various court fights and congressional inaction, meaning most undocumented students graduating from U.S. high schools this year and many graduating from college cannot work legally. At the City University of New York, this includes some nurses or trained teachers who just graduated yet can’t work in New York’s desperately understaffed hospitals and public schools. In some cases, these may be local schools where they were educated. Most Americans side with the Dreamers — those students who came to the U.S. as young children with their undocumented parents in search of a better life. The most recent Pew survey says that 74% of Americans favor giving Dreamers permanent legal status. Still, cruelly, among high-school students, only Dreamers cannot access federal aid for college.”

One more opinion piece from the Left: DACA recipients have helped build the American dream. It's time to give them a path to citizenship Louis Caldera, Nancy Cantor and Elsa Núñez, USA Today

RIGHT-LEANING SENTIMENT

DACA Is Unconstitutional


  • Biden knows DACA is unconstitutional, and it hampers meaningful immigration reform.
  • The Left is losing the “Latino Vote” because of its pandering and hypocritical approach to immigration policy.
  • Talk of amnesty seems to be gaining traction in DC, but that makes no sense given the state of the economy.

“Biden Accidentally Admits Trump's Solution to DACA Was Always the Right One” Matt Margolis, PJ Media: “When Trump announced his intention to end the unconstitutional DACA program in September 2017, he explained that the program had been created illegally by Barack Obama after the DREAM Act failed to pass Congress. … ‘There can be no path to principled immigration reform if the executive branch is able to rewrite or nullify federal laws at will,’ Trump added. He instructed Congress to work together to find a permanent solution. … Ultimately, a legislative solution is the only surefire way to address the issue. Had Democrats chosen to work with Republicans after Trump announced he was ending DACA, this issue may have been resolved already. But it’s not, and now the program has been deemed illegal. … Any program created via executive action can be ended via executive action. A legislative solution has always been the correct way to address immigration issues. Trump knew it, and Biden has admitted it, even if he didn’t say so explicitly.”

“5 reasons the left is losing Latinos” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Fox News Opinion: “​​Latinos support legal immigration. … comprehensive immigration reform that keeps out the human traffickers, drug smugglers and other criminals who abuse America’s compassion in the act of ultimate unfairness to immigrants who did it right in the first place. … every Latino in America demands that Republicans and Democrats produce a permanent, legislative solution for those Dreamers who didn’t make their choice to come here illegally but who face the consequences every day. We will know our politicians aren’t just using immigration as a tool of electoral politics when McCarthy and McConnell join Schumer and Pelosi in passing a clean bill to provide permanent status to Dreamers. They have the votes, but they aren’t willing to stop playing politics with immigration. … remember these simple points when the political Left experiences the most catastrophic political loss in a generation this November, but let it also be a warning to Republicans whose policies are wooing them: we aren’t for sale.”

One more opinion piece from the Right: Politicians In DC Are Making A Move Toward Amnesty. It Should Be The Last Thing On Their Minds Will Davis, Daily Caller Opinion

FLAG THIS

Americans Dissatisfied with Immigration But Supportive of Dreamers


According to a Gallup survey from February, 35% of American adults feel immigration levels should decrease, while 9% want it to increase. Along party lines, 69% of Republicans want less immigration.

Meanwhile, an ACLU survey gathered last summer revealed 72% of voters approve of DACA, with 63% supporting a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.


Flag Poll: Should people who immigrated illegally as minors be offered US citizenship? Click here to share your thoughts.

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First Rollercoaster, Dining Alone, No Checks Please

On June 16, 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. The brainchild of LaMarcus Thompson, it was known as a switchback railway, traveled approximately six miles per hour, and cost a nickel to ride.

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