Dismantling DACA is a good move

Leading the conversation for the conservative viewpoint is something Heritage experts do on a daily basis.

Friday, Heritage experts Hans von Spakovsky and David Inserra wrote in The Hill that canceling the DACA program would be a step in the right direction for immigration.

Rumors are circulating that President Trump will cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As well he should: DACA is bad public policy and violates core constitutional principles.

Unilaterally created by President Obama, DACA provides pseudo-legal status to illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as minors. It gives them a promise that they won’t be deported, as well as providing them with work authorizations and access to Social Security and other government benefits.

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In a statement on Tuesday, Heritage experts James Carafano and Hans von Spakovsky said:

In rescinding DACA, the administration acted appropriately and constitutionally by withdrawing from a program that was both illegal and irresponsible. In considering the way forward, Congress needs do the same. Securing the nation’s broken borders, enforcing the law and fixing a flawed immigration system so that they better serve all Americans ought to be the first priority.

Do you believe DACA should be ended? Why or why not?

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