Although DAPA, formerly known as IAEA, only offers a two-year reprieve from deportations, the President admitted what is obvious–once the immigrants receive some status, it will be politically impossible for any future president to remove them.
“It’s true a future administration might try to reverse some of our policies. But I’ll be honest with you — the American people basically have a good heart and want to treat people fairly and every survey shows that if, in fact, somebody has come out and subjected themselves to a background check, registered, paid their taxes, the American people support allowing them to stay. So any future administration that tried to punish people for doing the right thing, I think, would not have the support of the American people,” Mr. Obama told a supportive crowd at a town hall meeting in Nashville. “It’s true, theoretically, a future administration could do something that I think would be very damaging. It’s not likely, politically, that they reverse everything we’ve done.”
This candor makes the President’s claim about the limited scope of the order even less plausible.