Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and How it Affects America and Her Citizens   Part 1

By Ami Tiel  9/7/17

DACA has become a main talking point around the water coolers and hallways across America.  Whether you are for or against, there are several important things that need to be taken into consideration.  Is the former President Obama’s executive order legal?  Is it moral to remove a “dreamer” that has been in these great states for a decade?  Why is an illegal dreamer more important than the children of citizens of Americans?  Why hasn’t Congress taken a legal stance on this issue for the past decade and why is President Trump left with all the blame for enforcing the legalities of the DACA issues?

These and more are covered below as ADN enters into an ongoing series into this important topic.  Part 1 is below with numerous resources and documents provided.  Part 2 will be released shortly covering multiple legal documents and court precedents.


2,139 DACA Recipients Convicted or Accused of Crimes Against Americans

By: John Binder   5 Sep 2017

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), from which more than 800,000 un-vetted young illegal aliens have been given protected status and work permits, the number of them who are convicted criminals, gang members, or suspects in crimes remains staggering.

…Breitbart News has compiled a list of 50 of the 2,139 DACA recipients, deemed “DREAMers” by the open borders lobby, who have had their temporary protected status revoked due to crimes including: “A felony criminal conviction; a significant misdemeanor conviction; multiple misdemeanor convictions; gang affiliation; or arrest of any crime in which there is deemed to be a public safety concern,” according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency.

The majority of crimes by DACA recipients include: “Alien smuggling, assaultive offenses, domestic violence, drug offenses, DUI, larceny and thefts, criminal trespass and burglary, sexual offenses with minors, other sex offenses and weapons offenses,” USCIS has stated.

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Source – Breitbart


FACT CHECK: Are DACA Recipients All Young People Who Pose No Threat?

By:  Holmes Lybrand    09/05/2017

… The claim that all DACA recipients are young people who pose no threat is false.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released data from August 2012  to September 2013 on “Characteristics of Individuals Requesting and Approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).”

In this 12-month period, 74,600 applicants between the age of 25-29 were accepted for DACA. The same report shows that 10,500 applicants 30 years or older were also approved. It is incorrect that all DACA recipients are “young people,” as Obama claimed.

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Source – TheDailyCaller


DHS Statement on Arrest of Alien Gang Member in Washington

February 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy, aliens granted deferred action from deportation who are subsequently found to pose a threat to national security or public safety may have their deferred action terminated at any time and DHS may seek their removal from the United States.  This includes those who have been arrested or convicted of certain crimes, or those who are associated with criminal gangs.  Since the start of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2012, approximately 1,500 recipients have had their deferred action terminated due to a criminal conviction, gang affiliation, or a criminal conviction related to gang affiliation.

On February 10, Daniel Ramirez-Medina, a gang member, was encountered at a residence in Des Moines, Washington, during an operation targeting a prior-deported felon. He was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and was transferred to the Northwest Detention Center to await the outcome of removal proceedings before an immigration judge.

This case illustrates the work ICE fugitive operations teams perform every day across the country to remove public safety threats from our communities when they encounter them. ICE officers, along with their law enforcement partners, have and will continue to enforce our nation’s laws to protect public safety, national security, and to preserve the integrity of our immigration

Source – Dept of Homeland Security


Characteristics of Individuals Requesting and Approved for
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Background Note – Existing data currently published by USCIS for DACA provides statistics on program operations
(e.g., number of receipts accepted, rejected and approved, etc.). In contrast, this data table
release disseminates information on the characteristics of DACA requestors in a manner which
sufficiently protects their privacy. To do so, the following thresholds were applied when
preparing this release of DACA information:
• Reference Period: Data by population characteristics (including geography) will only be
released in aggregate for a minimum of a 12-month period;
• Population Characteristics: Geographic data will not be published below the
Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas1 level; and
• Methods to Prevent Disclosure: Values will be rounded to the nearest 100 and any data
where the cell value is below 1,000 will not be published.


Characteristics of Individuals Requesting and Approved for
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Table 1. DACA Requests Accepted and Approved by Requestor Age Group and Sex: August, 2012 to September, 2013

Requests Accepted                               Requests Approved
Female         Male            Total          Female          Male             Total
19 and Under          134,800      142,100      277,000       128,100       132,600       260,800
20 to 24                   102,200        94,000      196,300         90,700        78,200        169,000
25 to 29                      52,000       40,900        93,000         44,100        30,500           74,600
30 and Over                8,000          5,900         13,800          6,400           4,000           10,500
Total                         296,900     282,900      580,000     269,300       245,300         514,800

Table 2. DACA Requests Accepted and Approved by Requestor Age Group and Marital Status: August, 2012 to September, 2013

Table 3. Number and Percent of DACA Requests Accepted by Requestor Country of Birth, Age Group, and Sex:
August, 2012 to September, 2013

Table 4. Number and Percent of DACA Requests Accepted by Requestor State, Age Group, Sex, and Country of Birth: August, 2012 to September, 2013

Table 5. Number and Percent of DACA Requests Accepted by Requestor Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area1
, Age Group, Sex, and Country of Birth: August, 2012 to September, 2013

Table 6. Number and Percent of DACA Requests Accepted between August, 2012 to September, 2013 by Approval Status,
Requestor Country of Birth, Age Group, and Sex

Table 7. Number and Percent of DACA Requests Accepted between August, 2012 to September, 2013 by Approval Status, Requestor State, Age Group, Sex, and Country of Birth

Table 8. Number and Percent of DACA Requests Accepted between August, 2012 to September, 2013 by Approval Status, Requestor Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area1, Age Group, Sex, and Country of Birth

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Republicans Surrender To The Left’s Terms On DACA

 By:  Scott Greer   09/05/2017

President Donald Trump’s plan to scrap Barack Obama’s amnesty of illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as minors has got congressional Republicans all shook up.

House Speaker Paul Ryan hopes Congress can get legislation to protect these illegal immigrants from deportation. Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers asserted that it is a “fundamental” principle for her to protect these “children.” (In reality, the vast majority of DACA recipients are not children.) Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake has urged that Congress must take “immediate action” to ensure DACA-like legislation is enacted.

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Source – TheDailyCaller


Paul Ryan: Trump Shouldn’t End DACA, Congress Should Fix It

By:  Juliegrace Brufke  09/01/2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he doesn’t think President Donald Trump should end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), arguing Congress should craft legislation to fix the Obama-era program during an interview with Wisconsin radio station WCLO Friday.

Trump is expected to make his announcement on whether he will end the program — which provides a safeguard for more than 800,000 illegal immigrants brought over as children to live and work in the United States without the threat of deportation — before Tuesday.

“I actually don’t think he should do that, and I believe that this is something that Congress has to fix,” Ryan said.

Source – TheDailyCaller


Well, Well, Well, Look What The Media Was Trying To Hide!!

Video of then Illinois Senator Obama discussing DACA.

…this Obama statement. In the midst of all the outrage over Trump ending DACA, the hypocrisy is glaring.

Video Source – RedStateWatcher


Newt-Trump Fan Club‏ @NewtTrump

Obama admitted DACA was unconstitutional. The next year, he did it anyway. Now he cries when Trump ends it!
Obama Explains Why Executive Amnesty Is Unconstitutional

Video Source – Twitter (Newt-Trump Fan Club)


Documents Reveal DHS Abandoned Illegal Alien Background Checks to Meet Amnesty Requests Following Obama’s DACA

Judicial Watch announced today that documents obtained recently through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) abandoned required background checks late last year, adopting, instead, costly “lean and lite” procedures in effort to keep up with the flood of amnesty applications spurred by President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) directive…

DACA Investigation

By:  Micah Morrison   May 31, 2013

Recent documents obtained by Judicial Watch, Inc., pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, show that U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) went on a spending binge and created abandoned ordinary background check procedures in order to keep up with the flood of amnesty applications spurred by President Obama’s extralegislative DREAM Act.  The documents also show that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, announced by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano as applying only to minors who came to this country illegally “through no fault of their own,” actually created a new avenue of chain migration, whereby immediate relatives of DACA requesters could be approved for amnesty, literally “inundating” border towns with petitions for admission….

…Then, without warning or further explanation, the entire agency was directed to halt all background checks in an email chain starting on November 9, 2012, that was relayed from staffer to staffer through November 14, 2012.  The Washington Times reports that it was on November 9, 2012, that Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R-OH) expressed to Obama (re-elected as president three days earlier) a willingness to engage in a compromise respecting “immigration reform.”

Source – Judicial Watch


2013-HQFO-00304 Combined Redacted Part 1


  • VII.  Background Security Checks
  • 99-BCU Flow chart indicates overview of the background check process once potentially derogatory information has been identified as a result of the security checks or from other sources
  • DACA POCS and Field Leadership— The Field Operations DACA SOP and training presentation are now available on Whenyou click on this link you will see the DACA SOP and training presentation links on the right hand side of the page.The entire DACA process is captured in this SOP; however, Chapter 3 (Page 19) begins the summary of the process flow for the DACA Filings. On page 22 (Step 10) there is an explanation of the responsibilities of the field offices in this process. Once field offices receive the files they will manually schedule the cases for an interview within a week of their arrival for 45 days out. If an RFE needs to be issued, then the officer will do so following established RFE procedures. DACA requests will be adjudicated within ICMS.
  • Please let me know if you have fielded questions in your information rooms about this new process.The region is conducting a call tomorrow morning to discuss. Apparently, some of the districts closer to the U.S. / Mexico border have been inundated.
  • Please hold all DACA cases until further notice
  • Please disseminate accordingly.  2012 SOP Major Changes


Source – Scribd

The costs and security lapses of this program show that this administration can’t be trusted to implement any of the new security measures in the amnesty bill in the Senate,” stated Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton.  “These documents show a crisis in law enforcement and national security caused by President Obama’s unilateral decision to grant amnesty to hundreds of thousands illegal aliens.”

Source – JudicialWatch


Illinois Among States Suing Trump Administration Over DACA


Source – CBS


Attorney General Madigan defends Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan, along with 19 other attorneys general, today issued a letter to President Trump urging him to maintain and defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program

The attorneys general wrote:

Mr. President, now is the time to affirm the commitment you made, both to the ‘incredible kids’ who benefit from DACA and to their families and communities, to handle this issue ‘with heart.’ You said Dreamers should ‘rest easy.’ We urge you to affirm America’s values and tradition as a nation of immigrants and make clear that you will not only continue DACA, but that you will defend it. The cost of not doing so would be too high for America, the economy, and for these young people. For these reasons, we urge you to maintain and defend DACA, and we stand in support of the effort to defend DACA by all appropriate means.

The letter refutes arguments set forth by those opposing DACA and threatening litigation, saying they are “wrong as a matter of law and policy,” and urges the President not to “capitulate” to their demands:

DACA is consistent with a long pattern of presidential exercises of prosecutorial discretion. DACA sensibly guides immigration officials’ exercise of their enforcement discretion and reserves limited resources to address individuals who threaten our communities, not those who contribute greatly to them. Challenges have been brought against the original DACA program, including in the Fifth Circuit, but none have succeeded.

Press Release of actual letter from AG Madigan to President Trump

Source – WindyCityMediaGroup


Top Bill Clinton Campaign Strategist Breaks Down Why “Trump’s DACA Move Is Brilliant”

While large swathes of both the liberal and conservative media denounce President Trump’s decision to work with Democrat members of Congress to pass a solution to DACA, former top campaign strategist Dick Morris believes the move was “brilliant.”

Dick Morris writes: “If the Democrats don’t work constructively with the GOP to produce a real piece of legislation, the deadline of an expiring DACA program will force them into line. Facing the possible deportation of 800,000 of their constituents because of Democratic intransigence, the party — from Schumer on down — will have to pull in its horns so as not to impale a divided Republican party.”

Attorney General Sessions: “Ending the previous administration’s disrespect for the legislative process is an important first step. All immigration policies should serve the interest of the people of the United States, lawful immigrant and native born alike… We are people of compassion and we are people of law. There is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration law. Enforcing the law saves lives, protects communities and tax payers, and prevents human suffering.”

Video Source –  GatewayPundit


Hannity: Obama Himself Could Teach Left Limits of Executive Power   Sept 6, 2017

Sean Hannity slammed Democrats for calling President Trump’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program racist and “cruel.”

“They’re creating lies and a false narrative, and again, they want to try and smear this president in order to try and scare the American people into turning against him,” Hannity said on his show Wednesday.

Video Source – FoxNews


Dan Bongino on ‘Illegal Program’ DACA: Spare Me Lectures on Compassion

Fox & Friends  Sept 2, 2017

“There is absolutely no reason why we should be creating a special carve out to the rule of law for a group of people,” Bongino [former Secret Service Agent] told “Fox & Friends” on Saturday. “DACA was an unfair program.”

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Video Source – Fox&Friends.


Credit to Gino Gambino, Max Casey, George Wessler, Cathy Pontius Barcellona, Heather Starbuck McAleer and other researchers in their contribution to this portion of our series on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

EDITOR COMMENT:   This is Part 1 of an ongoing series concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.