President Donald Trump expressed to the American people that he was against amnesty for illegals though he did pause when it came to children under the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Now, his handpicked choice to head the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, says she is “ready to work with Congress” on granting amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens in the United States.
Nielsen, who is currently deputy to White House chief of staff John Kelly, served as his chief of staff during his time at Homeland Security.
Politico obtained a confirmation questionairre from Nielsen.
In that questionnaire, she was asked if she favored a path to citizenship for illegals who are DACA enrollees.
"Congress has a clear constitutional policymaking authority to change immigration law in order to develop a permanent solution for those individuals that were [DACA] recipients," she said. "If confirmed, I will stand ready to work with Congress to provide any technical assistance needed towards a permanent, legal solution and towards enacting measures that enhance border security, interior enforcement, and our immigration system generally."
But here's the issue, under the law, they are considered in violation of the law and should be arrested and deported. My question is more pointed, will Ms. Nielsen enforce the current law or not? Will President Trump, the country's chief executive law enforcer under our Constitution, enforce the law at this point?
Furthermore, when Neilsen was asked whether DHS would use for enforcement purposes data supplied by DACA recipient, she answered, “If confirmed, I will ensure that DHS continues to follow the law, including federal court decisions."
"As I understand it, since the beginning of the DACA program, information obtained from someone with deferred action has not been provided proactively except in specific circumstances such as when the individual poses a risk to national security or public safety," she added. "Should I be confirmed, I will quickly and more thoroughly assess this issue.”
As for her experience, not only is she serving as deputy to White House chief of staff John Kelly, but Politico points out the following:
Nielsen said she oversaw the department’s 240,000-person workforce as DHS chief of staff, directly managed 65 people and maintained budget authority for 585 personnel. She said she oversees roughly 200 people in her current White House position. Prior to joining DHS this year, she had never directly managed more than 15 people, according to the questionnaire.
So, how should we assess Ms. Neilsen? I'm guessing we're going to see amnesty. I'd almost bet money on it and it seems that Breitbart smells the same thing.
John Binder writes:
Since DACA’s inception, more than 2,100 DACA recipients saw their protected status revoked for being involved in gang activity or suspected/convicted of a felony. Due to a loophole in the DACA program, more than 39,000 illegal aliens have been able to obtain Green Cards and more than 1,000 naturalized.
As Breitbart News reported, Nielsen’s nomination to head DHS has been praised by the cheap foreign labor lobby, open borders advocates, and the Washington, D.C. national security establishment that allied itself with the failed “Never Trump” movement during the 2016 presidential election.
Also, Breitbart News reported on Nielsen’s involvement with the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when more than 30,000 illegal aliens and foreign workers were able to come to the U.S. to take American blue-collar jobs that those devastated by the natural disaster had hoped to get.
Following Hurricane Katrina, 1.5 million Americans were displaced by the storm, and the easing of labor laws by the Bush administration left many looking for work outside of the Gulf Coast because illegal aliens and foreign workers quickly dominated the paid clean-up effort.
DACA was policy, not law, written to skirt the law, not enforce it, which is the president's job.
In October, we reported that the word was the Trump was willing to deal with Democrats on DACA in order to obtain funding for the border wall. I'm guessing that he'll give in and the Democrats will not hold up their end of the deal, just like they have in the past.
In September, Trump said, “I have a great heart for these folks we’re talking about. A great love for them.”
“I have a love for these people and hopefully now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly,” Trump added.
Do it properly? Shouldn't that have been the thing they did first?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the ending of DACA saying, “The program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded."
DACA may have been rescinded, but it looks like DACA recipients are on the verge of skirting the law and gaining amnesty.