Saturday, January 20, 2018

Senators Failed

That's what I take out of the sentence.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government shut down as senators failed to reach a deal on a short-term stopgap budget measure that didn't include any resolution for the rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
That seems to be the driving ambition of the Senate lately.  Failure. The Democrats wanted a DACA deal, but it wasn't in the offering.  So, they shut down the government.  That may be an over-simplification but that's basically the deal.  It will be interesting to see how the media spins this, but we know what happened. 

As I understand it, DACA expires on March 5, so the Senate has about six weeks to come up with some sort of reasonable solution (not what they consider a reasonable solution) or they lose the whole deal.  At that point, the DACA people lose big, and the law reverts to the ore-Obama era .Once the Obama executive orders expire, the DACA people become just another group of illegal aliens who need to be deported, pronto.

Senators fail.  You want more Trump?  This is how you get more Trump.


Dave said...

The LAW doesn't change on March 5th. The law will continue to say what it said before Obama created DACA, and what it said while DACA has been in operation.

DACA simply represents a decision by Obama to not enforce the LAW for a specific subset of illegal aliens.

Congress was never involved in DACA. DACA is, was, and always has been strictly an executive branch creation.

Pawpaw said...

You're right, Dave, and maybe it was just inelegant phrasing on my part. But, on March the 5th, that executive order expires and unless Congress gets their act together and makes a law, the DACA people are just another unprotected class of illegal alien.

But, Congress can pass a law, if they'd like, doing whatever they please with the DACA people. The ball is rightfully in their court.