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The NEA President says revoking DACA is "un-American" but it was an unconstitutional policy to begin with.
In an article by Tim Walker which appeared in NEA Today on September 5, 2017, NEA President Eskelsen Garcia complains that the decision to rescind Obama's policy on children of illegal immigrants is "un-American."
I ask: Is upholding the Constitution of the United States un-American?
Obama's policy (implemented in 2012) was of questionable constitutionality.
As Hans A. von Spakovsky writes (DACA Is Unconstitutional, as Obama Admited):
"Under our Constitution, Congress has plenary authority over immigration. The president only has the authority delegated to him by Congress – and Congress has never given the president the power to provide a pseudo-amnesty and government benefits to illegal aliens."
President Trump did the right thing. He left it to the Congress to do their proper job - lawmaking.