Critics fear Biden administration may attempt ‘DACA 2.0’

America has seen a security nightmare along its southern border, with Fox News reporting that an average of 200,000 illegal migrants have been entering every month for the past five months.

Some of those arrivals are underage, and that has some observers fearing that the Biden administration has a hidden agenda for them. 

Among them is Rudy Karisch, a former senior Border Patrol agent who recently spoke with the Washington Examiner’s Anna Giaritelli.

“Next generation of DACA”

“Here’s the problem that this administration is not even realizing — they’re creating the next generation of DACA,” Karisch explained, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that President Barack Obama created by executive order in 2014.

“We have not even figured out what we’re going to do with the previous generation, and they’re creating the next generation,” he added.

“The backlog with the court systems is just getting insane. It’s not going to get any better,” the former federal law enforcement officer complained. “They’re creating a problem that’s just going to continue to grow.”

Michelle Mittlestadt serves as communications director at the left-leaning Migration Policy Institute, and Giaritelli quoted her as saying that none of those who are arriving now qualify to participate in DACA.

“The DACA program, as created in 2012 and kept alive by the courts, requires the applicant among other criteria to have entered the US and been resident there since June 15, 2007,” she said.

“So as currently configured, the program would not be open to arrivals who have been in the country less than 15 years,” Mittlestadt stressed.

Amnesty = more crime?

Giaritelli in turn suggested that the situation could open the door for Democrats to respond by creating a “DACA 2.0.” She observed that while Democrats on Capitol Hill have introduced multiple pieces of legislation aimed at expanding DACA coverage to millions of new arrivals, the bills have thus far failed to pass.

For their part, Republicans insist that such measures only serve to incentivize more people to try and cross the border illegally.

Fox News reported last November that a group of Republican lawmakers wrote a letter to Democratic congressional leaders warning that “any form of legal status, tax credits, or other benefits for illegal immigrants” will encourage further lawbreaking.

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