(FamilyRetirementClub.com)- President Donald Trump isn’t backing down on his promise to end former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals scheme, which allows huge numbers of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States and even access some benefits. After a recent setback in the Supreme Court, Trump is pushing forward again and trying to end the scheme.
In case you missed it, the Supreme Court ruled last month that the way the White House was trying to end the DACA program was unconstitutional, but didn’t rule out the possibility of ending the scheme. Chief Justice John Roberts angered many conservatives by siding with four liberal judges on the court and defeating the Trump administration.
The Hill reports, however, that their sources say the president is planning to end DACA using different means. Trump is on a mission to deliver as many promises as he can before the November election, as polls show presumptive Democratic presidential candidate with the edge in key swing states.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Fox News on Monday that President Trump is planning to “Look at a number of issues as it relates to immigration,” referencing incoming executive orders. He didn’t provide any specifics of what Trump is planning, however.
Insiders told The Hill that Trump considered the Supreme Court ruling a blow, but that it also means a DACA amnesty is now definitely not on the table for GOP lawmakers.
The DACA program has been a point of contention for many years, and Trump made it a key part of his campaign in 2016. Since being elected, President Trump has made efforts to roll back the program that keeps over 800,000 illegal immigrants in the United States, giving them a chance to continually renew their eligibility and stay in the United States with many of the same rights as citizens.
In September of 2017, Jeff Sessions in his role as Attorney General said the DACA program would end, but as soon as he did the lower courts began interfering. Since then, it has been a legal hot potato bounced around from court to court. It’ll be interesting to see how Trump finally overcomes this problem.