Rep. Steve King Blasts Paul Ryan For Pushing DACA Amnesty
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) took to Twitter to question why Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is pushing for DACA amnesty. The Tweet mentions President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to end DACA, and asks for his supporters to call Congress to state their opposition to DACA amnesty.
Why is @SpeakerRyan pushing a DACA amnesty agenda that Delivers Amnesty to Criminal Aliens??? @RealDonaldTrump won by promising to end DACA, not by promising to amnesty criminals! Call Congress and tell them you oppose Amnesty! 202-224-3121. https://t.co/eRW30a5QdB
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 19, 2018
The support from President Donald Trump for extending DACA, which allows children of illegal aliens to gain U.S. citizenship, upset many of his most ardent supporters who hoped that Trump would phase out the program as President. But despite the President’s statement of support for extending DACA, he has always been clear that he will only do that if the bill extending DACA also includes stronger border security laws, and funding for a border wall.
But while President Trump has been clear on this, House Speaker Paul Ryan has chosen to defy the request of President Trump. Instead of having one bill, that would force those who support DACA to support other immigration proposals, Speaker Ryan gave them a choice by separating both issues into two bills.
While both bills are not as strong as many conservatives would like, the “compromise bill” is especially weak, allowing DACA recipients to apply for green cards, which opens up a gateway to full citizenship. Allowing citizenship for DACA recipients is a dangerous precedent to set considering how badly DACA was implemented during the Obama Administration.
Despite the left liking to claim that the DACA recipients are just young “dreamers” who are looking to make a better life, the data shows that there are a good number of violent offenders in that group. According to data from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, ten people who had been arrested on murder charges were allowed to remain and work in the United States because of DACA, thirty-one DACA recipients had rape charges on record, 500 had been accused of sex crimes, and 2,000 had been arrested for drunk driving.
Those are the bad homres President Donald Trump was talking about on the campaign trail, and these are the exact people Speaker Paul Ryan is looking to protect with his DACA amnesty bill, unless anti-illegal immigration heroes like Rep. Steve King stand in his way.