You probably do not know just how ironic your statement is. The reason Obama gave for implementing DACA, in the first place, was because he was frustrated with Congressional inaction. So, he decided to go around Congress and rewrite immigration law himself, knowing well that what he was doing was illegal under the Constitution.
President Trump has every right to end the illegal program and bounce the problem back to Congress, where it belongs. Let the elected representatives of the people stake their chances of being re-elected on the stance they take on this issue. That is the way the system is supposed to work.
I can't tell you how amusing it is to see conservatives argue against the Unitary Executive theory. Oh you're in good company: Jeff Sessions' non-press conference yesterday did a great job of dismantling the entire argument that Dick Cheney and the neo-cons spent *decades* building up. Poof. And with a Republican in the White House no less.
Quite remarkable actually.
We're all laughing at your, oh what word is it that you're using, "idiotic?" Yes, idiocy.
And I am sure you are smart enough to know there will be no mass deportations; that sort of scare tactic is for the idiotic fear mongers.
So you're doubling down on the argument I made fun of above: no need to worry because Trump is just going to wimp-out in the end and do more of what he did yesterday, when he caved to the first proposal on the debt ceiling and Harvey relief that "Nancy and Chuck" (he's on a first name basis with them now!) threw out. Folded like a cheap suit.
But you're right. Trump is so rattled by the DACA dustup that he's running in the opposite direction as fast as he can, because he's got the conservatives pissed that he's making them *look* racist and the CEOs freaking out about their Dreamer staff:
For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about - No action!
Source: @realDonaldTrump tweet 9/7/17
So no, no racist stuff *since* DACA anouncement, but anyone who thinks that's important is looking desperately for excuses of any kind to get out from under years now of basically catering quite explicitly to racists. I still don't think that Trump himself is racist, unlike his father, but he sure knows how to get applause from racists.
I am surprised at your use of the over-worked and tiresome charge of “racism” How is it racist to uphold the laws pertaining to illegal immigration? Are you saying the laws themselves are racist? That the laws discriminate on the basis of race?
You either enter the country legally or you enter it illegally; race has not one damn thing to do with it.
Now I know that you feel that such matters need to be analyzed solely in the abstract and that it is totally illegitimate to discuss outcomes of laws and government actions, but no you can't insist that all laws since the 1964 are by definition not racist in outcome, let alone intent.
You know how far back I have to go to find legal decisions finding that actual racial restriction/intent invalidated duly passed laws? Why 2017! Just look at the Texas Voter ID Law:
Texas’ new voter ID law was struck down Wednesday by a federal judge who said it perpetuated voting rules designed to disenfranchise minorities.
U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos permanently enjoined Senate Bill 5, finding that it ameliorates but does not do away with provisions that made its predecessor, Senate Bill 14, the most restrictive voter ID law in the United States.
Source: "Federal Judge Strikes Texas Voter ID Law as Racially Discriminatory", Cameron Langford, Courthouse News 8/24/17
Or North Carolina's redistricting plan:
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature relied on racial gerrymandering when drawing the state’s congressional districts, a decision that could make it easier to challenge other state redistricting plans.
The decision continued a trend at the court, where justices have found that racial considerations improperly tainted redistricting decisions by GOP-led legislatures in Virginia, Alabama and North Carolina. Some cases involved congressional districts, others legislative districts.
Source: "Supreme Court rules race improperly dominated N.C. redistricting efforts", Robert Barnes, Washington Post 5/22/17
So your argument that "there isn't any racism in laws in the US any more" is, let's say, laughable.
Now, no one's arguing here that because there might be a little bit of racism involved that it's an excuse to not obey the rule of law as it stands. But you know, the framers of the Constitution understood that there's disagreement on these things, and that's why they gave broad powers to the Executive making it, yes, perfectly legal for Obama to issue orders "clarifying" how his branch was going to implement the wedge between the abstract immigration laws passed by Congress and pushed by the Judicial decisions finding fault with those laws along with the facts on the ground that make those laws not only discriminatory but down right out of sync with reality.
You know who the biggest backers of immigration reform have been? The Republicans. Do you know why? No, Republicans aren't bleeding-heart liberals out to save every poor discriminated-against minority around the world. No, they hear from the CEOs who say, "we need labor, and we can get it cheaper and easier from immigrants, and while we've been breaking the law and bringing them in illegally in droves, we'd like you to clear all that up so we can get the immigrants we need to keep the economy humming."
So, honestly, figuring out how to keep Dreamers here--finding the screams from CEOs about this over the last couple of days left as an exercise for the reader--is a *conservative* thing. Just not a "racist" thing.
And again, I know you're not racist and most of the Trump voters I know personally are not racist. But there are a lot of them out there, and the Republican party has been dog whistling to them for years with these, yes, laws that discriminate, and so it makes it really damn hard for them to even agree amongst themselves when they rule all three branches of government what to do, given they've promised to "build the wall" and deport all 11 million illegals.
If you want the economy to thrive, you're *for* immigration reform that will actually keep most of those people here. Is that what you're for?
In fact, it just so happens that the US citizens who are losing jobs to the so-called “dreamers” are far more likely to be African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans than whites. Playing the race card just does not work in this case.
You're going to have to decide whether you believe that immigrants are good for the economy or not. One of the reasons Dreamers are threatening is that most of them have or are getting college degrees, and because whites represent a much larger percentage of the population, whether you're looking at lower-level jobs or mid-level skilled positions, they're mostly "taking" the jobs that white folks have.
That is if you believe they're "taking" them rather than "the economy needs them because there's demand for labor."
If you can only see this as "taking," well, you're not much of a capitalist.
And some, I assume, are good people,