Judicial Watch Statement on Trump Admin Decision to End Illegal Amnesty Program

Judicial WatchWashington, DC-(Ammoland.com)- Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s formal announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“Judicial Watch applauds the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Obama administration amnesty program for 800,000 illegal aliens. Judicial Watch already exposed how the Obama administration bypassed security background checks for DACA recipients, which placed the nation’s security and public safety at risk. President Trump’s decision helps restore the rule of law and constitutional governance. The Trump administration’s enforcement action on immigration shows the best immigration reform is to finally enforce the law.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who made the announcement, called DACA a “unilateral executive amnesty.” Sessions also called DACA an “open-ended circumvention of immigration laws” and an “unconstitutional exercise of authority” by the Obama administration.

In June 2013, Judicial Watch released documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request showing that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) abandoned required background checks, adopting instead costly “lean and lite” procedures in an effort to keep up with the flood of amnesty applications spurred by President Obama’s DACA directive.

To see a video presentation of Tom Fitton’s statement, click here.

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  • 45 thoughts on “Judicial Watch Statement on Trump Admin Decision to End Illegal Amnesty Program

    1. Remember if it will bring free benefits to illegals and it breaks the law then DEMOCRAPS want it. The demos never met an illegal action they did not love. Just like they always like to give away someone else’s
      money. Deport ALL illegals, including obama, and bring the immigration laws under control. Also take away obama’s brats citizenship. He is not a citizen therefore neither are they. As for michelle since michelle was born in Chicago HE can keep his citizenship.

    2. Trump sure put the do nothing congress in the trick bag this time. They had it coming for taking a long vacation and leaving important things to pile up. I heard him say they could either do their job or elect someone that would. The heat is on and congress feet are being held to the fire. A great day for America!

    3. I would like to “throw” out the following thought: Has anyone considered that the real reason that the Democrats want to keep and protect the “Dreamers” is because they represent 800,000 of the illegal votes that were cast for Hillary in the last election? Anyone who thinks that those folks didn’t register to vote needs to contact me for some prime swampland I have for sale in Florida.

    4. JW people are the only ones in Washington that I have a bit of trust in at this moment. I hope they hold Trumps feet to the proverbial fire on this and Clinton corruption.

    5. NOW, Congress should change our citizenship requirements to exclude just being born inside our borders! As with many other civilized countries, the parents of a child, or at least one of them should have to already be a citizen of the USA. This would remove another incentive for foreigners to try either sneak in or “visit” our country when pregnant so that their offspring automatically becomes a US citizen, and ward of the state. “The wall” needs to become legal as well as physical.

      1. Congress should change our citizenship requirements to exclude just being born inside our borders!”
        Yup all we need is a Constitutional Amendment to do that. Oh, and what’s to keep someone from stripping your kids of citizenship once that protection is gone?

          1. Bill,

            Come on….Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 was dismissed by every stinking Congress-critter when applied to the illegal Kenyan/Indonesian’s eligibility for POTUS. Barry soetoro was never eligible for POTUS. As you know BOTH parents, per the Naturalization Act of 1790, must be American citizens when the POTUS candidate was born. As you may recall all federal court challenges to barry soetoro’s Constitutional eligibility for POTUS were dismissed by the black-robed scoundrel hearing the challenge, as having “no standing”. In other words “The court does not want to hear your viable arguments”. “Go away challenger” !

            While I am at it, let us take Ted Cruz’ POTUS eligibility….he isn’t ! This scumbag was born in Kanada of an American mother and a Cuban citizen father. Cruz was a Kanuck citizen until shortly before he announced his candidacy for POTUS, with him renouncing his Kanadian citizenship. In fact, Cruz was most likely an illegal alien when brought over the Kanadian border into fUSA by his Cuban citizen father.

            Here is my point….the Constitution was ignored for the communist barry soetoro and the illegal alien Ted Cruz. Thus, the Constitution is long dead. Just look at the more than 50,000 gun laws in fUSA that have attacked the 2nd Amendment and the specificity of “….shall not be infringed” !

            Bill, the Constitution is long dead. The ONLY chance to resurrect it is a civil war where politicians of both parties, at all levels of government, are held responsible for their violations of both state and federal constitutions. Refreshen the Tree of Liberty with the blood of both enemies and friendlies, if this country’s Freedom will ever be renewed.

            “Natural born citizen” has long been, sadly, meaningless.

            1. @Dan, Not meaningless. The guardians of presidential eligibility are the members of the Electoral College, not the judiciary. The members of the Electoral College are the ones who cast the ballots for president. If a candidate that is berry popular runs and gets the most votes, but is for some reason not qualified, then the Electoral College is supposed to refuse to vote for him. That is the check on the system.
              We got off track by making the membership in the Electoral College a kind of honorary position as a reward for party loyalty. The party system has been corrupting our Constitutional system nearly from the beginning because there is no profit in letting us be free people.

      2. My opinion is, IF you are in the U.S.A. as an illegal then any children born here to illegals should not be citizens due to the illegal actions of the parents being here. That stops SOME “incentives” and “rewards” for breaking our laws. Do illegal actions (like sneaking across the border) and activities while here illegally (having children) automatically make things (or a person) lawful as a consequence of breaking the law? It should not!! Some will say that “it’s not the children’s fault” and they should not be penalized. It’s not our fault either the parents chose to break the law, but realistically it’s the unlawful actions of the parents that created the unlawful situation and no one in their family should be rewarded for being a part of that unlawful action.

      3. I agree! We don’t give kids of criminals special treatment in any other case! Ann Coulter made this same statement on a talk show and it’s in her new book Adios America! We shouldn’t give preferential treatment to the children of criminals!

    6. Mr. Trump also suggested that Congress exercise a certain amount of “manly fortitude” and pass legislation restoring or denying the DACA program as is their duty under the Constitution .Mr. Obama created DACA because Congress had been ducking the issue of immigration reform since 2001. The problem isn’t kids brought into the country illegally and raised to think of themselves as Americans. The problem is Congressional fecklessness and lack of testosterone.

        1. @OV, the country that they came from does not allow dual citizenship, and they want to go back and live after they make their fortune in America. Some of the young ones think that if they become citizens, they will get drafted. Some older ones just want to run their little store. To them America is just an economic system to participate in, and the money is more stable. These are the ones that can make profit in America, when no one else can because they ignore all zoning laws, sanitations laws, and the many regulatory agencies that we are forced to submit to.

            1. @OV, Correctamundo! They are just going by how it is in their home country: draft, press gangs, all of it.

    7. The dems are crying that these “dreamers” are professional people or college students trying to become better citizens than we are. If that is the case why do they break the law every day of their life here by being here. The reason is that they come from lawless countries and the meaning of law does not apply to them, as they see it. They have no right to be here because of the way they got here and they are destroying the fabric of our nation and sucking up our resources.
      Trump has the dems panties in a bunch by doing this and I think that is great, however, I think another Operation Wetback would be a very positive step toward restoring our national principles. Another plus would be to send obumer and his hell bent crew of nation destroyers with them. If muslems want to fight not to be sent back we can deal with that, also.

        1. @ old vet, that would really screw up the lefties wouldn’t it? The only voters left they could rely on would be the pansie a**s and dead people. We could use the money the illegals gobble up for infrastructure repairs.

    8. DACA was just a cover in my mind. Why? Because this subversion of federal law committed by Obama also applied to illegal immigrants of other nations. Iran, Iraq, N.Korea Lybia and so on. This doesn’t just apply to border jumping Mexicans.
      The cover up is that thru this, islamic jihad gained entry through the mexican border by means of refugees from all of these countries. African Islamic or Mexican converted muslim it has never been about “dreamers”, it’s always been about liberal law breaking. If your Dale Dudley on klbj or killery klingon klinton, for many of us it’s more about choosing your bed pillow. The U.S can become like any other third world countries in a matter of months. We rely on wall street and oil to control mass economic fall and rise. This happens while we are spread thin militarily and we cannot afford bread, it would be the ruins. Should we allow immigrants? Of course we should. Looking at world event’s and how easily things get upset economically, we do well to mind who and how many. The dreamer act subverted vetting and refugees should not become permenant residences as too many have no proof of identity. It is what it is, be done with the act and the fact this is the only country they know is not our fault! Sending them home with the parents that brought them will send a good message. It says, no matter what they do illegal entry will end badly.

      1. @Brick, Yes, Barry Soetoro’s admittedly unconstitutional use of power was a cover up to allow infiltration by our enemies. None of those people are ever leaving the U.S. Some will remain unknown to us until they commit terrorism or garden variety felonies.

      2. Don’t forget that Obama also shoved through DAPA, which attempted to amnesty the parents of these so called “dreamers.” It was struck down by the courts as unconstitutional and DACA was headed in the same direction.

    9. It is time for POTUS Trump to defecate or get off the pot ! Although this termination of the illegal and unconstitutional Executive Order by the unconstitutional soetoro-obama allowing invaders to attack, thru soetoro-obama’s endorsed and ordered invasion, is a start, it is time to take specific measures to hold accountable treasonous and seditious mayors and state governors providing sanctuary to the foreign invaders. However, the first arrest should be of the communist soetoro-obama himself. Follow up at the same instance with Governor Moonbeam Brown and the Israeli mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emmanuel and his fellow Marxist Bill Blasio of NYC. That is just the short list.

      Until POTUS 45 directs his Attorney General Jeff “Weasel” Sessions to execute arrest warrants against the above referenced traitors, nothing will change to help bring back the Republic.

    10. Let the Whining begin! The libs should be forced to bring some cheese with that whine and we could have a party. They wouldn’t have to look too far for the cheese either as they are really cheesy to begin with.

        1. @Dave W, Yes, Eisenhower’s “Operation Wet Back” was in 1953. It could be repeated in theory, but I anticipate that it would be much more difficult, today. Not because of the Marxists and their useful idiots, or any legal obstacle, but rather many people from the middle east would rather fight to the death than go back to that $hi# hole.

          1. @WB… As I recall it was done at two other times as well. I do not recall which wars or presidents. It was done to provide job openings fro returning soldiers . Don’t recall there being enough respect for soldiers returning from Nam for it to have happened then.

            1. No, it didn’t happen after Nam or Korea. The way returning soldiers were treated after those to debacles was an abomination.

            2. @ tionico, the bad part of all that is those jerks that spit on soldiers are now running their big mouths in our government. We should have shipped a bunch of them to Nam to survive. Oh, I forgot, Hanoi Jane did go there. To bad she came back.

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