Obama’s DACA Executive Order Was Unconstitutional

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Trump administration would end DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — the Obama program that has allowed immigrants who arrived here illegally as children to remain in the U.S. since 2012.

But what Sessions said Tuesday was glaringly hypocritical.

Forget for a moment about how you feel about DACA. It’s obviously a serious subject that threatens to upend so many lives on one hand and also has considerable enduring implications for America’s broken immigration system on the other. No one should dismiss the gravity of this issue, and that is certainly not my intention here.

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Obama Threatens Trump Over DACA Phase Out

Former President Barack Obama criticized the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) in a statment posted to his Facebook page today.

In his statement, Obama did not directly mention President Donald Trump by name but made clear that he disagrees with the administration’s decision to end DACA, which protects young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children from being deported.

Many expected Obama to issue a response to the decision, as he pledged he would speak out during the final press conference of his presidency about any action taken against Dreamers, as DACA recipients are sometimes known.

Obama started his statement today by saying that while people can disagree about how to have an immigration system where “everybody plays by the rules,” that is not what Trump’s decision to end DACA is about.

“This is about young people who grew up in America –- kids who study in our schools, young adults who are starting careers, patriots who pledge allegiance to our flag. These Dreamers are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper,” Obama wrote.

 

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Hillary Blames Sanders For 2016 Failure


Hillary Clinton believes the “attacks” Bernie Sanders leveled at her during the 2016 Democratic primary “caused lasting damage,” made it harder to “unify progressives” and paved the way for Donald Trump’s “Crooked Hillary” refrain during the general election.
“I don’t know if that bothered Bernie or not,” Clinton writes in her upcoming campaign memoir, “What Happened,” according to excerpts from advance copies shared online. “He certainly shared my horror at the thought of Donald Trump becoming President, and I appreciated that he campaigned for me in the general election. But he isn’t a Democrat.”
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Law Student Investigated For Mocking ISIS


A law student is under investigation by his university after allegedly mocking ISIS on social media and ‘putting minority students at risk and in a state of panic’.
Robbie Travers is being probed by Edinburgh University amid claims he committed a ‘hate crime’, despite no criminal investigation by the police.
The 21-year-old third-year student wrote a Facebook post after the US Air Force bombed an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan in April.
However his comments sparked a complaint from fellow student Esme Allman, who accused him of ‘blatant Islamaphobia’.
Daily Mail

Hurricane Irma Now Cat 5, Second Storm Forms Behind It

Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a Category 5 storm and catastrophic damage is possible in the Florida Keys and southern Florida this weekend, as a second storm has formed behind it.

Irma is packing 180 mph winds and gusts up to 220 mph as of 11 a.m. ET Tuesday and is expected to continue churning with deadly hurricane-force winds and a dangerous storm surge across a wide swath of the Caribbean this week before moving toward southern Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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