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GOP Attorney General Who Once Urged Trump to Kill DACA: Please Donít Kill DACA!
Slate ^ | September 1, 2017 | Mark Joseph Stern

Posted on 09/02/2017 3:02:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In June, Tennessee’s Republican Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III signed a letter demanding that President Donald Trump end DACA, a program that allows undocumented individuals brought to the United States as children to live and work here legally. Nine other Republican attorneys general, as well as one GOP governor, joined the ultimatum, which informed Trump that if he did not kill DACA by Sept. 5, the coalition would sue to block it in court. Trump says he will announce his decision on Tuesday. On Friday, however, Slatery publicly withdrew his demand and instead urged Trump to keep DACA—and to work with Congress to protect young undocumented immigrants.

Slatery announced his reversal in a letter to Tennessee’s two Republican senators, encouraging them to pass legislation that would codify DACA into law. (President Barack Obama created the program through an executive order.) While Slatery maintained that DACA constitutes illegal presidential overreach, he went on to explain that “[t]here is a human element to this ... that is not lost on me and should not be ignored.” He continued:

Many of the DACA recipients, some of whose records I reviewed, have outstanding accomplishments and laudable ambitions, which if achieved, will be of great benefit and service to our country. They have an appreciation for the opportunities afforded them by our country.

“At this time,” Slatery concluded, “our Office has decided not to challenge DACA in the litigation, because we believe there is a better approach.”

The attorney general joins House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Orrin Hatch in exhorting Trump to maintain a program that, not too long ago, he condemned as unlawful and impermissible.....

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: Tennessee; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: daca; dreamers; tennessee; trump
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1 posted on 09/02/2017 3:02:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a Tennessee resident, I’m ashamed of this AG’s reversal.
In fact, I am outraged. You can bet it came down from our RINO
Governor, Haslam. The


2 posted on 09/02/2017 3:07:16 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are no Republicans any more, it would appear.
Only RINOs.


3 posted on 09/02/2017 3:08:39 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee I wonder where California stands?


4 posted on 09/02/2017 3:08:53 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Imprison, The Clintons, Holder, Obama, and Huma for starters)
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To: Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

He must have caught the Corker disease...


5 posted on 09/02/2017 3:11:21 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another politician who ‘grew’ in office.

Pathetic.


6 posted on 09/02/2017 3:15:44 PM PDT by x1stcav (We have the guns. Do we have the will?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder what his price was?


7 posted on 09/02/2017 3:29:35 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Bingo! And who wrote the check?


8 posted on 09/02/2017 3:33:18 PM PDT by ex91B10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kill it....It shouldn't exist. We have laws.

t's not like we're going to hunt them down....but let them step out of line and away they go. They are entitled to nothing.

9 posted on 09/02/2017 3:37:36 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, who cut him a check?


10 posted on 09/02/2017 3:41:36 PM PDT by W. (What's crackin', bitch? Har!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kill it! It an unconstitutional exec order by the Anmerica-hating Clown Dunce nobama. Kill it and drive a stake through its heart.


11 posted on 09/02/2017 3:48:36 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Da Coyote

The entire GOP leadership in Congress has been lying to the base for decades. They are all RINOS that are bought and paid for Chamber of Commerce whores!


12 posted on 09/02/2017 3:53:35 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - Support Trump@)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bunch of frauds.


13 posted on 09/02/2017 3:54:49 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: tennmountainman

You can bet it came down from our RINO
Governor, Haslam.


Not necessarily. AGs tend to be very politically ambitious. This one is most likely just feathering his own nest in preparation for a run at higher office.


14 posted on 09/02/2017 3:55:50 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure, Slate, sure


15 posted on 09/02/2017 3:59:07 PM PDT by A message
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So he is just like Paul Ryan who previously stated his opposition to DACA saying it is unconstitutional.

The real globalists are being uncovered.


16 posted on 09/02/2017 4:04:27 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: rod1

This is why I hate the delays. It gives opposition time to mobilize. It happened in Texas with the keep the dudes out of the girls bathrooms bill.
It almost happened with the Paris Climate “Treaty” but Trump hung tough let’s hope he does it again.


17 posted on 09/02/2017 4:14:20 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: tennmountainman

Soros and others have a lot more money to offer than a mere attorney general can hope to make in a lifetime.


18 posted on 09/02/2017 4:20:41 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: ex91B10
‘Bingo! And who wrote the check?”.....

You can damn well bet it wasn't Trump. That withdrawal has demdoummie written all over it.

19 posted on 09/02/2017 4:36:58 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Truth29

“I wonder what his price was?”

That’s what came to my mind right away. Or what he’s being blackmailed with.


20 posted on 09/02/2017 4:42:40 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("Negative people make healthy people sick." - Roger Ailes)
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