Posted by: coastcontact | September 5, 2017

“Land of the Free – Home of the Brave”

“Land of the Free – Home of the Brave” we are not quite there.

5 key quotes from Trump’s DACA statement

President Trump just released a lengthy statement following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the administration would rescind DACA. Here are the key lines:

•”I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws.”

•”This is a gradual process, not a sudden phase out. Permits will not begin to expire for another six months, and will remain active for up to 24 months. Thus, in effect, I am not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act.”

•”Few in Washington expressed any compassion for the millions of Americans victimized by this unfair system. Before we ask what is fair to illegal immigrants, we must also ask what is fair to American families, students, taxpayers, and jobseekers.”

•”We will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion – but through the lawful Democratic process – while at the same time ensuring that any immigration reform we adopt provides enduring benefits for the American citizens we were elected to serve.”

•”It is now time for Congress to act!”

Has anyone recently read the words of Emma Lazarus that are inscribed on the Statue of Liberty?

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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Responses

  1. Interesting thoughts. Check out my latest post and the rest of my political vibes https://political-vibes.com/ I would greatly appreciate a follow if you’re interested and I would love to respond to comments

  2. Not only is this heartless and cruel, it will also harm our economy and not help our country in any way. This nationalism is the precursor to an isolated dictatorship

    • Washington is broken. Our congress has not passed one significant piece of legislation this year. To believe that legislation to take care of the Dreamers in 6 months is utterly ludicrous, Those people had to register everything about themselves to be part of DACA. Will ICE be using that information to find and deport those people starting next year? I am horrified!

  3. This is the WORST thing that Trump has done so far!! But he really hadnt done anything but hold pep rallies. If actions speak louder than words, Trump is predjudiced against people from Mexico. No wo wonder his best buddy is Steve Bannon from Bightbart news paper. Bannon is knowen to be a bigot. I cannot remember ANY president in my life time, who is so ignorant & mentally disturbed. What will it take for the Trump lovers to see that he’s a inconsistant, unstable person & a big liar? The people who elected him are people who feel like they’ve been ignored by the government, & they want change. They are the disenfranchised losers. Its sad that theyve lost their jobs, but sending these young students back to Mexico, isn’t going to help anyone in our country.


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