States experiencing the negative consequences of Biden’s immigration policies, have been trying to stop him…
by Nolan Rappaport, opinion contributor – 03/29/22 11:30 AM ET
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When former president Barack Obama was asked, in 2011, to stop the deportation of students with an executive order, he said he couldn’t do it: “There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.”
But he did it anyway a year later when he established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, which granted temporary lawful status to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States by their parents when they were children.