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Those with challenged memories may need a bit of prompting to recall the immigration debacle of 2014. Republicans who controlled Congress refused to address immigration issues so President Obama took action to deal with the estimated 800,000 residents who were brought to America as children by their parents. DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This action on DACA stemmed from a multi-departmental policy memorandum issued by Homeland Security and the US Customs & Border Protection, US Citizenship & Immigration Service, and ICE - US Immigration & Customs Enforcement ... the very agencies that President Trump loves to cite when attempting to justify his personal biases.
If your memory needs further factual refreshing read this. Radical right-wing extremists cried foul and went to the courts to block it. The trouble is Congress couldn't defund DACA since the program is almost entirely funded by its own application fees rather than congressional appropriations.
So now your two-faced President Trump who said he was the world's best negotiator - but could not get Congress to agree to his threats ... which lead to the nation's longest "government shutdown" in history. And now he's the one who's guilty of subverting Congressional authority by funding his manufactured "national emergency" to build the border wall that Mexico was s'posed to pay for ... he will likely fail as several law suits have already been filed to block this ridiculous hypocrisy.
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