Congressman Daryl Issa (R-California) is circulating a sign on letter to members of Congress that calls on the President to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Admissions program and to resume the deportation of the DREAMers who have benefited from DACA over the last two years. DACA allows certain people who came to the US as children and who have stayed out of trouble and pursued education or the military to be able to remain in the US and work legally. More than half a million people have signed up for DACA to date. According to Elise Foley at Huffington Post, 33 members of the House (all Republicans) have signed the letter.
Issa’s pushing this is a bit of a surprise as my impression had been that he was interested in being a deal maker on immigration. He’s now going to be identified with the extremists by virtue of this effort.
Update: Talking Points Memo has posted the letter here.