On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced something that wasn’t exactly a closely-guarded secret. President Donald Trump decided to bring an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the next six months.
Like clockwork, shock and outrage flowed in to blast the commander-in-chief as being heartless and insensitive. This happened in spite of the fact that everyone knew it was coming.
DACA was never intended to be a permanent program. Hence, the word ‘deferred’ in its title.
It came to life under former President Barack Obama’s watch, and he essentially crammed it through and hoped it would become so accepted that everyone would forget about it.
Trump was not about to let that happen.
So how bad is it with this program? According to this former official with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, it’s a raging dumpster fire.
Fraud is rampant and “huge” for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA program, a former official with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency alleges.
Under DACA, nearly 800,000 illegal aliens were given temporary protected status and work permits to remain in the United States. Experts have told Breitbart Texas that during the Obama Administration, background screening was lax.
So is this just hyperbole from an aggrieved employee that doesn’t agree with the policy? It certainly doesn’t sound that way, as he has plenty of facts to bolster his take.
In an interview with LifeZette, former USCIS manager of the agency’s investigative unit, Matt O’Brien, alleged that the fraud rate for DACA is roughly “40 to 50 percent” and potentially even “higher”:
“Based on what I had seen and what I discussed with my colleagues, the fraud rate is 40 to 50 percent. It’s possible that it was higher,” he told LifeZette this week.
As with most federal programs that are implemented in a willy nilly fashion, those that are actually tasked with implementing the program can tell you a whole lot more about.
Politicians are quite adept at selling things and making them sound good. Unfortunately, there are far too many instances in which the details on how to make the program a reality fall by the wayside.
By extension, far too many things fall through the cracks. When that happens, fraud and abuse becomes rampant.
He and the investigators working under him, called adjudicators, often found evidence that someone had lied about his DACA qualifications, but the office of the chief counsel at USCIS, he said, almost always dismissed the adjudicator’s recommendation to deny the application.
“I would say 98 percent of the time, they defaulted to approving them,” he said.
O’Brien’s assertion that USCIS often rushed to get illegal aliens on the DACA rolls matches up with previous Breitbart Texas reporting which revealed how the Obama Administration added 122,221 DACA recipients to the amnesty program in the last three months of his presidency.
That’s an alarming revelation. While social justice warriors are quick to get their britches up when it comes to immigration enforcement, there are far too many examples that show us that it’s more than needed.
It remains incredibly unclear why that’s so hard to see, or why someone would want to have such lax enforcement in the first place.
Since DACA’s inception, more than 2,100 DACA recipients saw their protected status revoked for being involved in gang activity or suspected/convicted of a felony. Due to a loophole in the DACA program, more than 39,000 illegal aliens have been able to obtain Green Cards and more than 1,000 naturalized.
The prevailing narrative from the mainstream press is that everyone covered by the DACA program is an incredibly upstanding person that has done absolutely nothing wrong.
That’s a statistical impossibility. To tug at the heartstrings even further, it’s explained that all they want is a home and whatnot.
That’s great and all, but when we’re talking about the safety of others being potentially impacted by the program, there’s obviously some things that need to be cleaned up.
Trump and his administration are setting out to do just that, and there’s really nothing more to see here.