What Will Be the End Result of the DACA Decision? Likely Nothing

On Tuesday morning, the Trump administration officially announced that it would be ending the controversial Obama-era DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.


A partial delay was announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions giving hope to some that Congress will intervene and either save the program or legislatively protect the DREAMers another way.

Let’s face it, though. Congress doesn’t exactly have a good track record as far as accomplishments are concerned. Pair that with a president who would happily pass the buck to them and watch from afar, and we’re left wondering about the eventual conclusion.

Ben Shapiro, conservative commentator, shared some thoughts on what he believes the most likely result to the DACA drama will be. And as usual, he’s spot-on.


It’s clear that President Trump has been agonizing over the DACA decision, as outlets like The Hill have reported.

President Trump reportedly asked aides for “a way out” regarding his decision on whether to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

An “exasperated” Trump made the request of aides last week, with a key court deadline for DACA looming…


Since that seems to have been the case, I doubt we’ll see the kind of action that some on the Left side of the aisle have described. As Shapiro explained, mass deportation isn’t about to happen. Not even close. And the six-month delay? Some read that as a bluff, a buffer, or a kind of way out. Give it to Congress and see what they do with it.

Of course, it should be Congress deciding immigration policy, not this president or any president. So we can mostly thank Trump’s predecessor for the mess we’re in now.

The DACA program wasn’t great policy to begin with. This is on top of the fact that it was essentially unconstitutional. Like it or not, those in the program who are affected by decisions regarding it are in a tough spot no matter what.

Democrats giddy at the chance to blame President Trump for whatever the outcome may be? Republicans unwilling to do their part and possibly alienate constituents and others in their party? The president eager to pass the buck to anyone who will take it?

Sounds like business as usual to me.


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