GOP Ready, but No Immigration Reform without Democrat Votes

Written by Onan Coca

It happened again this past week.

The Democrat Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blamed the GOP for not being able to pass immigration reform. The problem with his casting of blame? The GOP caucus had already agreed to pass certain important measures (particularly a new law that would stop the separation of families), all they needed were a few Democrat votes to get the bill made into law… but the Democrats remained unified against passing ANYTHING that had to do with immigration (or even illegal immigration).

As much as the Democrats protest, the reality is that today’s GOP is ready to make some changes on how we handle illegal immigration and how we handle legal immigration. More importantly, President Trump is very willing to trade MAJOR concessions just to get his border wall built. He was willing to fix DACA and amnesty millions of illegals… all he wanted in return was the money to begin building the wall. And the Democrats said no.

As the National Review puts it, the “Democrats Have Zero Tolerance for Solutions to Illegal Immigration”:

I’m a pretty liberal guy on immigration — open to more asylum-seekers, more immigration, more temporary workers, etc. But I’m not a huge fan of chaos. And I suspect I’m not alone. Yet we have Democrats and activists calling for the total elimination of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. We have a Democratic party unwilling to make any compromise on the issue even when we’re faced with a surge of migrant children. As Gabriel Malor pointed out in The Federalist this week, the proposed legislation co-sponsored by every Senate Democrat was so carelessly written that it would prevent “federal law-enforcement agencies almost anywhere inside the United States from arresting and detaining criminals who are parents having nothing to do with unlawfully crossing the border and seeking asylum.”

The President has more by way of criticism for the foot-dragging Democrats:

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing and Bravera Holdings. He's also the managing editor at,, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

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