Dithering and Frittering

Today is March 5th.  It’s the day the DACA program ‘should’ have ended.  But, in a stunning rebound of stupidity, the White House tried to interfere with the Justice System – probably thinking that the Supreme Court was now in their pocket.  Wrong again!  Our highest court wasn’t buying and Dreamers are ‘safe’ – probably for another six months or so.

If you don’t remember how all this came down, here is a quick recap:

  • • Last September when Mr. Trump ended DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he created a six-month delay to give Congress time to come up with a legislative version of the policy, which protected young undocumented immigrants who had come to the US as children.
  • • Multiple federal judges felt Trump was on shaky ground and ordered the Department of Homeland Security to resume renewing all existing DACA permit.
  • • Our nation’s highest court declined the administration’s request to bypass the appellate courts and to consider immediately whether to overrule those decisions.
  • • Meanwhile, Congress has had “the gift of time.” Six months to come up with a solution for the Dreamers.

And… how ironic that we call them “Dreamers.”  They are living a nightmare!  An unbelievable horror from which there seems no escape!

It’s March 5th, for heaven’s sake!  Six months have gone by and Congress has come up with nothing.  The Dreamers have waited and watched while our “leaders” have dithered and frittered on a budget, on gun control, on immigration on… everything.  They should all step down – every last one of them.  I, for one, don’t want to hear one more excuse.

One Response to “Dithering and Frittering”

  1. Cate Gable says:

    It’s hard to know what to do these days for us citizens horrified by our current president: watch the news, or hide our heads under a pillow?


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