Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

The Trump administration ended a controversial executive order by former Pres. Obama called DACA or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This protected nearly 800,000 illegal immigrants from deportation—these were children who were brought to the United States as minors by their parents.  U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called DACA, "such an open-ended circumvention of immigration law [that] was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch… We have inherited from our founders and have advanced an unsurpassed legal heritage, which is the foundation of our freedom, our safety and our prosperity." No action will be taken for at least six months, which means that Congress will have to address this. Of course, Congress should have addressed this in the first place.