Senator Lindsey Graham is worried. For one, he never thought for an instant that Donald Trump would actually win the presidency. After all, he voted for Hillary. And so did all his Swamp RINO buddies!
Number two, he never, ever thought that Hillary would be ending the very valuable DACA program…you know, the one that all Graham's Chamber of Commerce donors depend on to hire cheap labor?
Now, as it turns out, not only is Hillary NOT the president and, of course, she couldn't save DACA, but now he's also got to deal with the fact that an out-of-control former-businessman-turned-president, who is actually TRYING to fulfill campaign promises [GASP!] is calling all the shots!
That same president has now just ended the DACA program and Graham is in a blind panic. With the Chamber of Commerce minions breathing down Graham's neck, he's desperately making a plea to the press: “Hear me, America! I can make this all better…if you'll just listen for one moment to my easy three-step plan!”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wants to protect illegal immigrants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program if President Trump gives lawmakers time for finding a “legislative solution” before ending the program.
“If President Trump chooses to cancel the DACA program and gives Congress six months to find a legislative solution, I will be supportive of such a position,” Graham said in a statement Monday.
“I have always believed DACA was a presidential overreach. However, I equally understand the plight of the Dream Act kids who – for all practical purposes – know no other country than America.”
The legislative solution Graham is referring to is nothing short of amnesty, as Graham and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) have already introduced legislation to legalize DACA’s approximately 800,000 recipients.
What's Graham's three-step plan?
- Hold off on the DACA deletion
- Sign the “Grahamnesty” bill
- I might endorse you in 2020
So, his idea to end DACA is to keep it running for a short time so that the Congress can then make it law, thereby canceling Trump's ending DACA?
The Trump administration announced the ending of DACA on Tuesday, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling the protections an “unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch.”
The Department of Homeland Security will immediately stop accepting DACA applications, but those already under the program won’t be affected until March 5 of next year.
Although the media would have you believe that the whole country is up in arms over Trump’s decision to end the program, nearly 10 states have formed a coalition threatening to sue the federal government if the Trump administration didn’t stop DACA.
“We respectfully request that the Secretary of Homeland Security phase out the DACA program,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the coalition wrote in a letter to Sessions in June.
“Just like DAPA, DACA unilaterally confers eligibility for work authorization and lawful presence without any statutory authorization from Congress.”
In 2014, Paul Ryan proclaimed that the DACA program as enacted through Obama's Executive Action (because he couldn't get the support in Congress) was “blatantly un-Constitutional.” Except now that we have a Republican president that appears to actually stand up for his promised values, DACA's rescindment is not so palatable anymore in the eyes of the Speaker. Hmmm.
Like Speaker Paul Ryan, Graham is another high-profile Republican to come out in support of the corporate-enriching DACA, which enables major corporations to hire illegal or foreign workers at a cheaper rate than American workers, and prevents nearly 700,000 American jobs from opening up to citizens.
With both of the Swamp RINO heavy-hitters on board for amnesty, it won't be long before McCain, McConnell, and the rest of the herd will be following suit by contacting their favorite networks like MSNBC and CNN to announce their support.
Can't wait to hear their excuses of why it was not okay under Obama, but now that they've had a chance to think about it, DACA not such a bad idea after all…
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