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The Other Side of the DACA Argument

CATO Institute's David Bier Claims Rescinding DACA Amounts to "Total Destruction" of DREAMers' Lives

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President Donald Trump's decision to rescind the Obama-era program known as DACA prompted outcries from advocates for so-called 'DREAMers' who fear massive deportations if Congress fails to pass immigration reform prior to the six-month deadline alloted by the White House administration.

WIBC host Tony Katz spoke with David Bier from the CATO Institute Wednesday. Bier claims the elimination of DACA will result in the 'total destruction' of DREAMer's lives, calling the Trump administration's decision 'draconian' in nature.

Bier:

The whole idea that the law, is the law, is the law is not an argument. You're just appealing to authority with that. Congress can change the law, they can write new laws based on the facts on the ground. And these are people who were raised in the United States; they are Americans in almost every possible sense of their identity - except for the legal sense.

But shouldn't there be some form of punishment for those who violate immigration law? Bier side-stepped that question, focusing instead on what he called a violation of 'common moral norms.'

...We're basically going to destroy the lives of people who really are in terms of their identity Americans simply because they have a technical violation of this rule - something that Congress can change at any time.

Click the link below to hear Tony's full interview with David Bier: 

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