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DACA vs. The Hill: Not Even Congress Trusts Congress Anymore

President Donald Trump announced this week that he is ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program shielding illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. while under the age of 16, and leaving the legislative work up to Congress.

DACA was instated by an executive order from President Barack Obama; a temporary fix that must be renewed every two years, the program protects around 800,000 people from deportation. Trump seemed to imply in a tweet that he expects Congress to craft legislation giving individuals using DACA to stay in the U.S. a path to living here legally.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week that DACA would be ending. In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump said, “Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!”

On radio Wednesday, Glenn criticized members of Congress who are too eager to let the president do their job. Immigration policy should happen through legislation, not executive order.

“Even Congress doesn’t trust Congress anymore,” Glenn said. “Now Trump has returned the power back to Congress, and now they’re complaining about it. … When decisions are tough, they fall all over themselves to give their own power away.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Even Congress doesn't trust Congress anymore. Yesterday, the Trump administration announced that it would end DACA, that is the Obama-era presidential edict that allowed hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to avoid deportation. The plan is to give Congress six months to fix the problem. And the reaction from Congress? How dare you. How dare you let us handle this.

Hang on. Even Congress doesn't trust Congress anymore.

President Obama said this...

OBAMA: You know, I'm the president of the United States. I'm not the emperor of the United States.

GLENN: Uh-huh. Yeah. We knew that. We all knew that. I don't think he knew that at the time.

Now, Trump has returned the power back to Congress, and they're complaining about it.

Our Founders knew that the balance of power would work because each branch would want to protect their own power because they would all be power-hungry freaks. But now, when decisions are tough, they fall all over themselves to give their own power away.

Donald Trump said yesterday, "I knew some may wish that I could just bypass Congress and change the law myself. But that's not how our democracy works." Oh, wait. No. Hold on just a second. That wasn't Donald Trump yesterday. That was Barack Obama.

He was right. He just never lived those words. And now, what do we have?

Even Congress doesn't trust Congress anymore, and neither should you.

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'Welcome to Anarchism, Glenn' | Michael Malice | Ep 121

Buckle up, this one is a wild ride. Author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and podcast host of "Your Welcome" Michael Malice wants to burn it all down, peacefully and with a smile. "My rights are NOT up for discussion," he tells Glenn. He explains why his version of America will save America. He and Glenn also discuss why corporate media is shrinking, why Boomers love Martin Luther King Jr., how Trump earned the spite vote, and why gun control is officially solved. But how does anarchism solve the China problem or potential nuclear threats? Somehow, he has the answer. He also tells Glenn how a concept like Blaze Media brought down the Soviet Union and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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Jason Whitlock: Raiders coach fired by NFL as a ‘SIGNAL’ to others

Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden was forced to resign (fired) by the NFL on Monday due to 'misogynistic' and 'homophobic' language found in several of his old, private emails. But Jason Whitlock, sports writer and host of 'Fearless' on BlazeTV, tells Glenn that Gruden's words never should have resulted in his job lost: 'We should have accepted his apology and kept it moving.' But instead, Whitlock says the NFL chose to use Gruden as a 'signal' for all other employees who may oppose the football organization's current, far-left political stances: 'Taking over sports, taking over the NFL, is crucial to the goals of the left and what they're trying to do.'