Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is working on a bill to prevent President Obama unilaterally granting six million people an effective amnesty, as Obama has reportedly told immigration activists he will do later this year.
The expected executive order would expand Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, which “lifts the shadow of deportation” from children who would have qualified for citizenship under the DREAM Act, had that bill passed through Congress.
NRO reported yesterday that Cruz was working on a bill, including a Senate source who said that Cruz would try to repeal the existing DACA program.
“Our focus right now is stopping DACA from here on out and preventing Obama from expanding,” Frazier said. ”We want to stop this humanitarian crisis and this is the first step that must be taken to do so.”
The border crisis has some Democrats skittish that such an order before the 2014 midterms would backfire. “You can sense already, even among my Democratic colleagues, a kind of — ‘this issue is a little too complicated, too risky, let’s go small,’” Representative Raúl Grijalva (D., Ariz.) said on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers. “Politically, they’re tied together and the children at the border and his executive orders are going to get tied together.”