Talking Points: Trump’s Flip-Flop On DACA

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Nowhere has the unpredictability of the Trump presidency been more in evidence than his changing positions on DACA.

Less than two weeks ago, the president announced he would do away with the program that grants legal status to immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children.

While DACA recipients are not citizens, the program allows them to get a driver’s license, take out a car loan and even buy a home.

The president’s announcement earlier this month that he was ending DACA created an enormous backlash — not only from Democrats but moderate Republicans.

Now the president, after compromising with Democrats, says he supports saving the program.

Navigate Minnesota is a group trying to help local DACA recipients figure out what all this means for them.

Juventino Meza, the group’s research director and a DACA recipient himself, was a guest ton WCCO Sunday Morning.

“For a lot of us now, there is the fear that this administration will target us and I think people are questioning whether or not they should apply and whether they should provide fingerprints, extensive documentation, background checks,” he said.

The president’s flip-flop on DACA has infuriated many conservatives.

Among them is commentator Ann Coulter, the author of the Book “In Trump We Trust,” who tweeted last week: “At this point, who DOESN’T want Trump impeached?”

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  1. What I find most interesting is the all out BLITZ by the Democrats, MSM, every faculty member at any university in the country are fighting to the death for illegal aliens. There is an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients in the US. That is 800,000 jobs American Citizens don’t have.

    The MSM and Democrats would have you believe that all 800 thousand are not taking jobs Americans want (we’ve heard that speech for many years). This is another falsehood told to the American people (like their just ‘Kids”) there not all picking strawberries they take good Jobs. Good enough jobs to buy homes,put their kids through college Why must the citizens have competition for jobs, education in their own country from foreign nationals?

    Now Democrats and illegal alien activists admit DACA recipients have good jobs,are buying homes, paying taxes, etc. The GOAL (Democrats just haven’t figured this out yet) is for the American citizens to be employed, trained, sending their kids to college,buying homes and paying taxes. It’s not the responsibility of the citizens of this country to support, educate citizens from other country’s. There is also the public safety concerns with illegal aliens including DACA recipients. The bottom line is there should be ZERO illegal aliens in our country. Deportation will save jobs and decrease the expense of illegal aliens.

    * The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien. That is not even counting the FREE school lunches every day for 13 years.

    *2012 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.

    *30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At 21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison—do the math.

    * Using the Obama created program- DACA, 800,000 illegal aliens has funneled 800 THOUSAND jobs away from American Citizens.

    *$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.

    *$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens, I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY to process Illegals in the Criminal justice system.

    *$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps),WIC, & free school lunches for illegal aliens.

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