Nearly 700,000 illegal immigrants who crossed the border are currently protected from deportation by the Obama-era program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
President Trump is vocal about the issues this country faces under DACA – including the fact that now, nearly 80,000 criminals are approved for deferred action from deportation.
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“Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from ‘angels,’” Trump tweeted earlier this month. “Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign order, but would anyway. If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!”
Liberals took great offense at the President’s honest, no-BS statement of fact.
Some responded to the tweet saying the percentage of DACA beneficiaries matching Trump’s description is “actually none because #DACA has guidelines for participants.”
But, characteristic of those wanting to turn our nation into a sanctuary country, they’re ignoring the facts.
Take a look at Trump’s tweet again and you’ll see he very clearly said “some are very tough, hardened criminals,” not “all.”
Perhaps it’s easy to confuse the two words when you’re blinded by Trump-hate, but the fact remains: evidence supports the President’s statement.
If we take a look at the actual evidence, we find the percentage is far from “actually none” according to the data released by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
- 888,765 illegal immigrants applied for the DACA program
- Of that number, about 110,000 have arrest records
- 54.8% of all applicants were arrested more than once
- 199 applicants were arrested 10 or more times
- More than 765,000 of those applicants were successful
- 79,389 of the successful applicants have arrest records
- Of that number, 67,861 were arrested before their most recent approval under DACA (beneficiaries must renew their status every 2 years)
- 15,903 were arrested while under DACA protection
Granted, these are merely “arrest records” – USCIS did not differentiate between arrests that ended with conviction or acquittal, nor between those resulting in a dismissal or lessening of charges.
However, when looking at the charges, you’ll see many of them are indeed hardened criminals.
Here’s what USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna had to say on the matter:
“The truth is that we let those with criminal arrests for sexually assaulting a minor, kidnapping, human trafficking, child pornography, or even murder be provided protection from removal.
“Yet the courts rule that we are unable to change this policy – even though those with criminal histories are getting through the system and permitted to remain in the country, despite having a high number of arrests for any types of crimes before or after receiving DACA protection.
“There are legitimate concerns over a portion of the population who have requested, and been granted, the privilege of a temporary stay of their removal under the illegal DACA policy. Until it can be repealed, this criminality data only reinforces the need for its continued review and scrutiny, which was imposed unilaterally by the Obama administration in circumventing Congress.”
When are the Democrats going to realize they, like their precious Obama, are only proving their loyalty lies with criminals instead of Americans?
DACA needs to be repealed NOW, but they insist on wasting everyone’s time with their witch hunts.