Tue, Sept 5, 2017: Trump issues statement on phase out of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE WHITE HOUSE

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

As President, my highest duty is to defend the American people and the Constitution of the United States of America. At the same time, I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws.

The legislative branch, not the executive branch, writes these laws – this is the bedrock of our Constitutional system, which I took a solemn oath to preserve, protect, and defend.

In June of 2012, President Obama bypassed Congress to give work permits, social security numbers, and federal benefits to approximately 800,000 illegal immigrants currently between the ages of 15 and 36. The typical recipients of this executive amnesty, known as DACA, are in their twenties. Legislation offering these same benefits had been introduced in Congress on numerous occasions and rejected each time. Continue reading “Tue, Sept 5, 2017: Trump issues statement on phase out of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy”

Tue, Sept 5, 2017: Trump holds meetings at White House

10:00 am: Receives a National Security Council briefing

11:00 am: Receives his daily intelligence briefing

1:30 pm: Meets with the National Economic Council

4:00 pm: Meets with key members of Congress and his administration regarding tax reform; Roosevelt Room

5:45 pm: Speaks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia by telephone