The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017, 09:32 AM
The president is boxing them in. They will all have to go home and explain in their re-election why chain migration and the lottery are good for America. Other than the hard core loony left, this will be a hard sell. I still think that the president’s position is a good one but Ann Coulter makes an interesting point in her usual bombastic style:
It has to be said that many of the legal and illegal low-wage workers, they’re incredibly hard workers, they’re really nice people, and it occurred to me … that I actually like all of the illegal immigrants except the DREAMers. They’re the ones I want deported first because they’re the activists. They’re the obnoxious ones. They’re the ones who go to congressional offices and stamp their feet and say, “How dare you not rush to grant us amnesty?” Whereas the other illegals don’t have the time to be protesting; they’re busy working, being polite, being so friendly and nice and saying, “Merry Christmas.”
No. Let’s start by deporting the DREAMers. That’s point one.
In an ideal world I agree with Ann. However the President’s plan is possibly doable. The Wall, abolition of chain migration and the lottery will have a beneficial long term influence. These will not get done without support from some democrats as there will be several Republican intransigent holdouts; especially ones that are not up for re-election in November. Even with all Republicans onboard a plan without DACA would die from filibuster. It’s “The Art of the Deal”.