If the Democrats reject border security even at the cost of DACA, they must really be desperate for more immigrants.
Some may fear the Trump administration will compromise, but they don’t need to worry because Democrats reject any and every proffered deal. In this case, the Democrats will not agree to a border wall in exchange for citizenship for DACA “dreamers.” That means that Democrats want an increased number of illegal aliens even more than they want citizenship for current illegal residents!
Breitbart reports, “Democrats Dismiss DACA Offer by Donald Trump’s Aides, Demand No-Strings Amnesty.”
The Democrats’ leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, refused to even consider offering any benefits to Americans in exchange for the permanent amnesty of the 800,000 younger illegals who are now getting work-permits via former President Barack Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals amnesty, which was first announced in the run-up to the 2012 election.
Dreamers are not a bargaining chip for the border wall and inhumane deportation force. Period. https://t.co/XZskvADFyJ
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 22, 2017
Schumer is a strong supporter of amnesty and pushed hard for passage of the 2013 “Comprehensive Immigration reform” amnesty-and-cheap-labor bill, which was also backed by the nation’s business sector. That bill proved to be a disaster for the Democrats and Schumer because it helped the GOP win 10 Seats in the 2014 election. That 10-seat loss has prevented him from becoming Senate Majority Leader until 2020 at least.
Schumer’s dismissal was so complete that he portrayed the proposed deal as DACA in exchange for mere border upgrades, so ignoring Trump’s proposed wage-boosting immigration reforms.
House Democrat leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi is also rejecting any exchange to make the DACA amnesty permanent. She described the DACA recipients as “children,” even though some are in their 30s and 40s.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 22, 2017
The same “no bargaining chip” language is being used by Philip Wolgin, the managing director of immigration policy at the Democrats’ advocacy group, the Center for American Progress.
If you promise to 'have a big heart' on DACA/dreamers, then protect them. Don't use them as a bargaining chip to fulfill a nativist agenda.
— Philip Wolgin (@pwolgin) August 22, 2017
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