Former Acting DHS Secretary Admits to Weakening Trump’s DACA Rescission Plan
In an interview with the New York Times, former Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Elaine Duke admitted that she helped weaken the legal case for President Trump’s rescission of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
According to Breitbart, hen then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded DACA in September 2017, Duke signed the inter-agency memo to end DACA, but now admits that she purposefully helped weaken it by not adding any policy reasons for the program’s end. This ended up with last month’s SCOTUS upholding DACA.
From Duke’s first interview since leaving the administration:
Ms. Duke said she did not include policy reasons in the memo because she did not agree with the ideas being pushed by Mr. Miller and Mr. Sessions: that DACA amounted to an undeserved amnesty and that it would encourage new waves of illegal immigration.
She said she still agreed that DACA “isn’t a legal program,” but hoped that Republicans and Democrats in Congress would eventually find a way to allow the undocumented immigrants covered by the program to live and work permanently in the United States.
And, like other swamp turncoats, Duke would not commit to voting for Trump in November either. Duke told the NYT, “That’s a really hard question. But given the choices, I don’t know yet.”
The swamp runs deep. We need at least four more years to drain it.