Lisa Boothe, a Fox News contributor, reminded Obama on Tuesday that he had more than enough time to improve the immigration laws during his time as president, and since he did nothing now is the time to “please go away.”
After Trump]’s decision to end DACA program, Obama attacked Trump on Facebook writing the decision was “cruel.”
Obama wrote saying, “These Dreamers are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper.”
But Boothe called him on his bullshit.
“With all due respect to the former president, please go away. You had your chance,” she stated.
She pointed out that Democrats were holding both houses when Obama was president, and still didn’t do anything about immigration.
Boothe also noted that Obama’s choice to continue with DACA program in June 2012 was a political one.
“The idea that all these protesters, the Democratic Party are using this, playing politics once again, trying to lay this at the feet of the Trump administration and Republicans is absolutely ridiculous,” she stated.
The DACA program allows young people who came to U.S. before the age of 16 to apply for renewable two-year postponements on deportation.
“This is a temporary stopgap measure,” Obama stated when presenting the policy.
Obama also has stated that he knows the limits of his executive authority.
“I am president, I am not king. I can’t do these things just by myself. We have a system of government that requires the Congress to work with the executive branch to make it happen,” Obama said in a 2010 Univision interview.
Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday Trump’s decision to end DACA, and from that day no new applications will be accepted.
David Avella, GOPAC chairman and a co-host on Outnumbered said, “The least compassionate thing Republicans could have done was left the current system in place. A judge could have ruled today that this DACA program is out, and then DACA Dreamers, all have to go.”
And Democrat strategist Jessica Tarlov had a different opinion.
“I feel President Trump came to it from a position of weakness, actually. He didn’t know what to do, and he went back to immigration because that’s a rallying cry for his base because he’s not getting anything else done,” Tarlov stated.
“Many people believe it would meet the same fate that DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) did, which was struck down by a Texas appeals court and was kept by the Supreme Court by a 4-to-4 decision,” Boothe stated.
And also said it would be nonsense if Trump administration defended a program in court that was unconstitutional.
Tuesday Trump posted few tweets regarding the legalization of DACA.
Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017
I look forward to working w/ D's + R's in Congress to address immigration reform in a way that puts hardworking citizens of our country 1st.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2017
“President Trump is doing what he needs to by law, and now this issue is where it should have always been, with Congress, because Congress has the authority to rewrite the laws, not the president of the United States,” Boothe stated.
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