For the one billionth time, it was Donald Trump who rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. During his presidential campaign he promised to do it on Day One should he make it to the White House, and it was public pressure that forced him to delay the announcement until September of last year. And yet, today:
Not to mention that Trump has sabotaged numerous bipartisan proposals that would have both created permanent protections for immigrant youth and given him billions of dollars for border security (despite border crossings being at their lowest in decades):
“I do want the Hispanic community to know that Republicans are much more on your side,” Trump claimed, “than the Democrats who are using you for this purpose.”
Sure, Jan—if Latinos ignore you throwing paper towels at Puerto Ricans, ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) protections for thousands of Central Americans, the fact that your administration is challenging the recent court decisions that partially revived DACA, and that recent polling showing that 7 out of 10 Latinos “believe the Republican Party doesn’t care about or is hostile toward” toward them.
The Dream Act and the USA Act are just two of the proposals that could protect DACA recipients and other immigrant youth. Donald, your party controls Congress. Yet you’re still somehow blaming Democrats for not passing protections? Gimme a fucking break.