Whatever4 wrote:Answer: yes, you did the day before.
That's not completely true. I hate being the defender of President Trump around here, but I do at least believe in fairness.
AG Sessions stated that he was not willing to defend DACA in federal court, or believed that such defense would not prove worthwhile. (I can't stand the elf and didn't bother to watch his presentation on the subject). The AG is quasi-independent from the White House, so President Trump was not able to force Sessions's hand on the matter.
CoS Kelly was able to negotiate with Sessions a 6-month period for Congress to act before Sessions stopped defending DACA. There is a window of opportunity for bipartisan compromise to enshrine DACA into law, which means that DREAMers would have legal status pending whatever steps necessary to obtain citizenship. Exactly what President Obama hoped Congress would do with them during his 2nd term.
Blame Judge Hanen of the Whatever District of Texas. Blame Trump for selecting Sessions as AG. But then blame Sessions, not Trump, for the final decision. This decision is driven by the AG. Trump is actually respecting the independence of the AG by accepting Sessions's decision on DACA while simultaneously pressuring Congress to find a legislative solution. Obama would have done the same if Holder or Lynch had said DACA was indefensible.
In a wilderness of mirrors, what will the spider do beyond the circuit of the shuddering Bear in fractured atoms? -TS Eliot (somewhat modified)
All warfare is based on deception. - Sun Tzu