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Donald Trump’s DHS Nominee: Americans ‘Owe’ Amnesty to DACA Illegals

Article publisher: 
Breitbart
Article date: 
November 9, 2017
Article category: 
National News
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President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security says “we owe” amnesty to the nearly 700,000 illegal aliens who are shielded from deportation under the expiring DACA amnesty.
 
In her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed her pro-amnesty, mass immigration views by saying that it is the United States’ responsibility to legalize illegal aliens shielded under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
 
“I believe that we must and we owe it to them to find a permanent solution,” she said of passing a DACA amnesty that could potentially lead to a chain migration of 9.9 million to 19 million foreign nationals pouring into the U.S. legally. “It’s no way to expect anyone to live a month or two months at a time,” said Nielsen, even though the DACA work-permits each last for two years...
 

 

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...In contrast to recent testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and frequent statements by White House press officials, Nielsen failed to even mention any of the President’s pro-American immigration principles during her nearly three-hour congressional hearing. Trump’s popular immigration principles include:
 
    Construction of a border wall
    Deporting unaccompanied alien children who are not at-risk in their native country
    Preventing criminal illegal aliens and gang members from receiving immigration benefits
    Mandating E-Verify, which weeds out illegal aliens from taking U.S. jobs
    Eliminating the diversity visa lottery
    Classifying overstaying a visa as a “misdemeanor”
    Restricting certain federal grants to sanctuary cities that refuse to detain criminal illegal aliens
    Ending family-based chain migration
    Enacting a merit-based legal immigration where only qualified immigrants can enter the U.S.
 
Nielsen, a former official for President George W. Bush, took a left turn from the president’s populist-economic nationalist agenda by confirming her support for amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
 
“I believe that we must and we owe it to them to find a permanent solution,” she said of passing a DACA amnesty that could potentially lead to a chain migration of 9.9 million to 19 million foreign nationals pouring into the U.S. legally...
 
Nielsen also veered from Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall agenda by proclaiming “There is no need for a wall from sea to shining sea.”...