Since Jeff Sessions was nominated as Attorney General, he and President Trump have had a rocky relationship.
There have even been times where it was unclear if Trump was going to keep him around.
But despite that, Jeff Sessions just proved exactly why Trump appointed him.
On Monday a U.S. District Court fully reinstated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
DACA serves as a form of a loophole in order to extend certain benefits and a path to citizenship for those who entered the United States illegally as children.
The program, which those on the left have attempted to justify, has been costly and has seen disproportionate crime rates among its recipients.
For that reason, it has come under fire by President Donald Trump, who came into office with a strict policy on immigration.
And it was also something that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been willing to take a strong stand on.
Despite the rocky relationship he and Trump have had, one issue that Sessions has been very firm on is illegal immigration.
Prior to Trump’s appointment Sessions was a fierce opponent to the illegal immigration agenda pushed by the left, and was the first endorsement Trump received from the U.S. Senate likely because of that issue.
So when the U.S. District Court’s decision to reinstate the DACA program came down, Sessions was furious.
He put out a statement where he blasted the Obama administration’s decision to implement the program in the first place, along with plans to step in the way of the programs’ natural expiration date.
When DACA was implemented, it had an end date that came and went without being extended. The program, which was implemented through executive action, should have ended on that date that came in recent months.
But a U.S. District Court felt that they could step in and extend it on their own.
That was one of the big things that set Sessions off in his statement. He also blasted the multiple cases in recent history of federal courts stepping beyond their bounds and legislating, stating that it “ignores the wisdom of our Founders” by ignoring the separation of powers they intended.
Sessions also re-affirmed the White House’s commitment to dissolve the DACA program, which was something that Trump promised on the campaign trail.
The program itself has been argued as unconstitutional, as it was implemented not through Congress, but through the sole will of former President Barack Obama.
It also flies in the face of federal immigration law, which was likely the intent of Obama, who was extraordinarily weak on immigration.
Only time will tell what will end up happening, but one thing is clear, this issue isn’t going away.
President Donald Trump has promised to end the program, and he almost certainly will do his best at doing that.
He has been doing extraordinarily well following through on campaign promises.
But immigration has been his most difficult so far.
DACA will truly be his trying moment on this important issue.
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