References on DACA ("Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals"), 2017

1.  The DACA Amnesty Must Be Ended, by Kris W. Kobach, Secretary of State for Kansas.  On, 30 August 2017.  .
Excerpt: “The DACA amnesty allows virtually any illegal alien up to the age of 31 (as of June 15, 2012, when it was announced) who claims that he entered the United States before the age of 16 to gain “deferred action” and lawful presence in the United States. The alien also becomes eligible for employment authorization. In practice, today illegal aliens up the age of 36 are getting the amnesty. It’s not limited to “children” as the Left is so eager to pretend. It’s estimated that the DACA amnesty could extend to approximately 1.7 million illegal aliens. More than 886,000 have already applied for, and received, the amnesty.”
Kobach is an expert on immigration law, and he cites the legal bases for ending DACA.
Excerpt:  “Amid the hysterical criticism of President Trump’s decision to review government protections for young illegal immigrants, it is instructive to recall how the Obama administration bypassed Congress and usurped legislative powers to implement the controversial policy of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, in the first place.”
The article is a concise account of how the DACA program developed and who created it.
3.  700K American Job Openings If DACA Ends, by John Binder. On, 31 August 2017.
Excerpt: “A study by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s open borders organization revealed that if an Obama-created amnesty program for young illegal aliens is ended, it would open nearly 700,000 American jobs.
“Zuckerberg’s group – a pro-immigration lobbying group – released the study with the intention to show the hardships of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, where more than 850,000 young illegal aliens have been given temporary amnesty would have on the American economy.
“The study unintentionally revealed how many more job opportunities American workers would have if President Trump were to repeal DACA, as he promised his supporters he would do.”
4.  45,000 Illegals Using DACA Backdoor to Get Green Cards, by Neil Munro.  On, 1 September 2017.
Excerpt:  “President Barack Obama’s deputies opened a little-known immigration backdoor to put 45,000 DACA illegals on a multistep path to citizenship, according to the Senate Judiciary Committee. …”
5.  Data Indicate Unauthorized Immigrants Exploited Loophole to Gain Legal Status, Pathway to Citizenship.  News release from office of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), September 01, 2017, Washington, DC.
Full text:  “Preliminary data provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in response to recent inquiries from the House and Senate Judiciary Committees indicate that the Obama administration allowed thousands of DACA recipients to exploit an immigration law loophole to obtain green cards. The data also show that more than a thousand DACA recipients have already obtained citizenship. The DACA program was never intended to provide a pathway to citizenship, and the program’s legal future is in jeopardy.
“As of August 21, 2017, 45,447 DACA recipients have been approved for advance parole through an I-131 Application for travel documents. This approval allows a DACA recipient to travel out of the country and legally return, making them eligible to adjust their immigration status and receive a green card.  Another 3,993 had their applications denied.
“The data provided indicates 59,778 DACA recipients have applied for Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status—also known as a ‘green card’—and 39,514 have been approved.  Of those who received LPR status, 2,181 have applied for U.S. citizenship and 1,056 have become U.S. citizens.”
6.  Research on Dreamers Contradicts Public Image, by Jessica Vaughan, Center for Immigration Studies, August 31, 2017
Excerpt:  “ … the reality is that only Congress can give authentic and permanent legal status to the Dreamers. Before they do, they should take the time to find out more about the characteristics of this population. As it turns out, the actual educational attainment and economic contributions of this group of illegal aliens does not quite match up with the public image that has been cultivated by amnesty activists and their supporters. …” 
7.  14 Things the MSM Won’t Tell You About DACA, by John Nolte.  On, 5 September 2017.
Partial contents.- DACA Is a Massive Amnesty Program.- DACA Recipients Are Not the Children.- DACA Recipients Take Jobs Americans WILL Do.- Some DACA Recipients are Criminals.- DACA Is Not a Law, It Is the Violation of Law.- Most DACA Recipients are Not Overachievers.- DACA Is Wildly Unfair to Americans, Most Especially Young Americans Just Starting Out.- Unless It Is Stopped, DACA Will Never Stop Growing.
8.  Arguments For DACA Put Americans Last, by Scott Greer.  On Daily Caller, September 4, 2017.
The author exposes motives of those arguing in favor of keeping the DACA program.
Excerpt:  “The outrage over DACA has only started, and in the coming days we are guaranteed to be inundated with claims Trump is going to tear eight year olds from their mothers’ arm and the economy is about to collapse without Dreamers.
“In the upcoming cacophony of cries and shrieks, it’s worth looking at the real motivations for keeping DACA. For failed Mexican presidents and corporations, the concern for Dreamers isn’t so noble.”
9.  CNN And MSNBC Claim DACA-Recipients Are ‘Children’, by Amber Athey.  On Daily Caller, September 5, 2017.
Excerpt:  “CNN and MSNBC are repeating the false claim that DACA recipients are “children” or “kids,” while actually most are adults.
“While DACA recipients were illegally brought to the United States by their parents when they were children, the minimum age to apply for the program is 15 years old. In fact, the majority of the applicants were over the age of 20 based on 2014 data from the US government. Some have estimated that the average age of dreamers is 25 or 26 years old–hardly children. …”
10.  Statement of President Donald Trump on DACA, September 5, 2017.  Issued as a White House news release.
“…in keeping with the obligations of my office, the Department of Homeland Security will begin an orderly transition and wind-down of DACA…”
11.  Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks on DACA.  News release from U.S. Department of Justice, September 5, 2017.
“Good morning. I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama Administration is being rescinded. …”
12.  The Media's DACA Numbers Are Misleading,  by Preston Huennekens, CIS Immigration Blog, September 6, 2017
Concludes that “The statistics cited by the Center for American Progress, the Washington Times, the Cato Institute, the New York Times, and CNN come from a flawed study that is neither peer-reviewed nor accurate. The methodology, sample collection, and conclusions are suspicious at best and intellectually dishonest at worst.”
13. Immigration Reformers: Three Big Reasons to Oppose DACA Re-Amnesty, by Neil Munro,, September 7,  2017.
“A quick no-strings amnesty for younger illegal immigrants would invite more illegals, disadvantage Americans, cripple the GOP and wound President Donald Trump, say immigration reformers.”  Munro presents a strong case for ending the DACA program permanently now.
14. Fmr. USCIS Investigator: There’s a ‘Huge’ Amount of Fraud in DACA, by Margaret Menge.   On, September 7, 2017.   
“As many as half of the approximately 800,000 people who now have work permits under DACA may have lied on their applications to get approved, said Matt O’Brien, an attorney and until last year a manager in the investigative unit of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).”  In the article, Mr. O’Brien details many facts showing extensive fraud in the program.