14,000 Illegals Have Received Amnesty Under Trump Despite The Left Saying Trump Is Anti-Immigrant
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enacted under President Obama has so far provided amnesty to an estimated 14,000 illegal immigrants since President Trump took office.
Trump vowed on the campaign pledge to “immediately” end President Obama’s executive amnesty once he takes office. The president has not done this, either through executive order or by simply sending a memo to the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) instructing them to suspend DACA applications and renewals.
USCIS processed an average of 1,034 DACA applications and renewals a day during the Fiscal Year 2016. As Trump has been in office for 14 business days, this means that an estimated 14,476 illegal immigrants have received amnesty during his presidency.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter argued that President Trump’s executive order nullified DACA as it says the policy of the executive branch is to “detain” individuals suspected of violating federal immigration law, “expedite determinations” of those individuals claim of eligibility to stay in the U.S. and “remove promptly” those individuals whose legal claims have been rejected.
A spokesperson for the USCIS, however, told The Daily Caller they are still accepting and processing DACA requests under existing policy.