The Ugly Truth About DACA by Stefan Molyneux

On May 11, 2011, then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reintroduced the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors [DREAM] Act into the Senate. The DREAM Act would have given conditional residency and more to non-adult illegal immigrants – but it failed to pass. On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] – an executive order which bypassed lawmakers and offered similar legal status to an estimated 1.7 million illegal immigrants.

In June 2017, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and others announced plans to challenge DACA in court if the Trump administration has not agreed to phase out the program by September 5th, 2017. On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that DACA was being repealed – and that implementation will be suspended for six months.

Background
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deferred_Action_for_Childhood_Arrivals
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deferred_Action_for_Parents_of_Americans
https://dockets.justia.com/docket/texas/txsdce/1:2014cv00254/1225586
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1668197-hanen-opinion.html
https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-sessions-delivers-remarks-daca
http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2017/09/05/daca-lawsuit-dropped-texas-ag-says.html
http://variety.com/2017/politics/news/daca-lawsuit-xavier-becerra-sues-trump-1202554032/

President Donald Trump
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/905038986883850240?lang=en
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/905228667336499200?lang=en
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/908276308265795585
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/908278070611779585

Guidelines
https://www.uscis.gov/archive/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca
https://www.uscis.gov/daca2017

Dramatic Surge in the Arrival of Unaccompanied Children Has Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/dramatic-surge-arrival-unaccompanied-children-has-deep-roots-and-no-simple-solutions

Unaccompanied Alien Children Apprehensions
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/southwest-border-unaccompanied-children/fy-2016
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/usbp-sw-border-apprehensions

Pathway to Citizenship?
https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/data-indicate-unauthorized-immigrants-exploited-loophole-gain-legal-status
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/09/03/citizenship-dreamers-warned-happen-say-immigration-hawks/
https://cis.org/Vaughan/So-Much-No-Path-Citizenship-DACA-DREAMers

Fraud and Vetting
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/fmr-uscis-investigator-theres-huge-amount-fraud-daca-program/
http://knst.iheart.com/featured/garret-lewis/content/2017-09-08-interview-with-matt-obrien/
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/09/07/daca-fraud-rate-40-50-percent-says-former-immigration-official/
http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/homeland-security-documents-reveal-dhs-abandoned-required-illegal-alien-background-checks-to-meet-flood-of-amnesty-requests-following-obamas-deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-directive/
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/29/uscis-approved-amnesty-for-at-least-six-illegal-aliens-initially-flagged-as-security-risks/
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/05/16/obama-stamped-120k-dreamers-trump-takeover/

Criminality
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/05/2139-daca-recipients-convicted-or-accused-of-crimes-against-americans/

Propaganda
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/02/daca-polls-conceal-public-opposition-cheap-labor-amnesty/
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/07/associated-press-refers-illegal-alien-daca-recipients-undocumented-citizens/

Effectiveness
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2017/08/28/437956/daca-recipients-economic-educational-gains-continue-grow/
https://cis.org/Huennekens/Medias-DACA-Numbers-Are-Misleading
https://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch6en/conc6en/USAownershipcars.html
http://www.npc.umich.edu/publications/policy_briefs/brief12/PolicyBrief12.pdf
http://www.npr.org/2016/07/26/487470787/fewer-young-people-buying-houses-but-why

Employment
https://dreamers.fwd.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/20170823-DACA-Job-Loss-Report.pdf
https://www.fwd.us/blog/fwd-us-center-american-progress-introduce-report-daca-impact-jobs-dreamers-u-s-economy
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/08/31/zuckerberg-group-700k-american-job-openings-daca-ends/

Larger vs. Smaller Government
http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/2012/04/PHC-Hispanic-Identity.pdf
http://www.pewforum.org/2012/07/19/asian-americans-a-mosaic-of-faiths-overview/
http://www.pewforum.org/2009/01/30/a-religious-portrait-of-african-americans/
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/02/07/second-generation-americans/
http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/04/04/v-politics-values-and-religion/
https://cis.org/Report/Legacy-1965-Immigration-Act