President Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA “Dreamers” program this week was a huge win for the embattled Commander in Chief, but new information demonstrates how important this move was to Americans as a whole.
The DACA program itself was illegally installed by former President Barack Obama through the use of his executive power, without the authority of congress, or even the use of an executive order – one of Obama’s favorite tactics of tyranny. Donald Trump, in a move that suspiciously drew ire from the radical left, decided that the program would expire in 6 months, giving congress a lengthy window to go about reinstating the program the proper way, should they see fit.
It was a brilliant move for the checks and balances of the American government, and for the “Dreamers” themselves, who would no longer be living under the threat of expiration under Obama’s purposefully-temporary installation.
Now, however, new research has shown that DACA itself is a jumbled mess of fraud and unaccountability.
“There’s a ‘huge’ rate of fraud in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a former insider warns, and many of the people who are in the DACA program have provided false information in order to escape deportation and remain in the U.S.
“As many as half of the approximately 800,000 people who now have work permits under DACA may have lied on their applications to get approved, said Matt O’Brien, an attorney and until last year a manager in the investigative unit of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).
“‘Based on what I had seen and what I discussed with my colleagues, the fraud rate is 40 to 50 percent. It’s possible that it was higher,’ he told LifeZette this week.” O’Brien is now the head of research for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a think tank that advocates for a common-sense immigration policy that protects Americans.“He said immigration officers often found evidence that someone had lied about his DACA qualifications, but that the office of the chief counsel at USCIS almost always dismissed a recommendation to deny an application.
“‘I would say 98 percent of the time they defaulted to approving them,’ he said.”
If proven to be true, it would be yet another stain on the disastrous presidency of Barack Obama, and it would further bolster the American voters’ opinion that our nation is not doing enough to combat illegal immigration.
After all, Donald Trump was elected to the highest office in the land on an agenda in which the rule of law would be restored to this nation, specifically as it pertained to immigration. With DACA now proven to be essentially a free pass into our country, the program’s future will certainly be changing to reflect that.