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Gang of Six "Deal" on DACA Is Not Serious

A group of six senators has come up with what they call a "bipartisan deal" on a DACA amnesty, but judging by details obtained by the Center, the aim is actually maximum amnesty, minimum border security and no cuts to legal immigration, and not a good faith effort to reach a deal with either the House of Representatives or the president.

District Court Stays End of DACA

In an order issued on January 9, 2018, Judge William Alsup ordered the Trump administration to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on a nationwide basis on the same terms as the program was in effect on September 5, 2017, with three caveats: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not have to process new applications from applicants who did not already have DACA; that DHS did not have to grant advance parole to DACA recipients; and that DHS "may take administrative steps to make sure fair discretion is exercised on an individualized basis for each renewal application."

Lawmakers and Journalists Often Have No Idea What They're Talking About

I don't know anything about the military acquisition process, so beyond a general preference for our having the most lethal weapons available and for responsibility in spending, I don't venture opinions on the subject. If I were to write, say, that the Marine Corps should have held onto the 120mm Expeditionary Fire Support System, readers would be advised to ignore my opinion because I wouldn't know what I was talking about.

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