President Trump’s promise that he would end DACA on day one is steadily morphing into an amnesty in year one.
Once we were threatened by a determined and devious Democrat in the White House who would be, at least on the theatrical level, opposed by most who claim to be conservatives in Congress.
Now we have one of our own, the guy who promised to be the champion of the American people on this issue, offering to make a deal with the enemy, in favor of the invaders, forgetting the spirit of his promise altogether.
This is a much more precarious situation than we faced under Obama, as the opposition to an amnesty is likely to be far weaker. It will be up to the citizens to mount a challenge and to block its imposition. Our President has, unfortunately, flipped on this very important issue.
On September 14th President Trump told reporters, “We’re not looking at citizenship, we’re not looking at amnesty. We’re looking at allowing people to stay here.” Now it’s clear that amnesty and citizenship are exactly what they’re talking about.
On Tuesday top officials within the Trump administration told Congress that the same DACA illegals trump was speaking of less than three weeks ago should be given “a pathway to citizenship.” Michael Dougherty, assistant Homeland Security secretary for strategy and policy, said the DACA illegals deserve citizenship.
He testified, “They’re a benefit to the country, as are many immigrants coming in. They are a valuable contribution to our society. We need to regularize their status through some legal means.” Senator Lindsey Graham pressed him on whether that status should be less than full citizenship. Dougherty made the administration’s position clear and it’s no different from that of the Obama regime.
He said, “Creating second-class citizens or people who are never able to naturalize is not a good model.” He indicated that President Trump shares that belief. As for allowing the new DACA illegals, the foreign born anchor babies to then turn around and reward the illegality of their parents by awarding them citizenship, Dougherty became less outspoken, saying, ” I’d leave that to you. We’re happy to help in any way we can.
President Trump tweeted on September 15th, in response to outrage on the part of his base, and adamant declaration that “CHAIN MIGRATION cannot be allowed to be part of any legislation on Immigration!” Dougherty’s response indicates the administration has now lost its resolve on that issue as well.
CHAIN MIGRATION cannot be allowed to be part of any legislation on Immigration!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) indicated he and his colleagues are ready to make a deal, signaling the issues they’re willing to offer as tokens in exchange for giving the Democrats all future elections include “more” border security, cleaner laws related to deportation, and mandatory use by businesses of E-Verify.
Why would any Democrat oppose that offer? Once their new “citizens” are created it’s a simple matter of reversing whatever concessions they might make today as part of the great floodgate opening of the future.
Seemingly naive despite his years, Grassley said, “If everybody’s reasonable, we can reach a solution.” Either he doesn’t know his Democrat opposition or he’s dealing to us from the bottom of the deck. Democrats are never reasonable.
As if to prove that point, Democrats spoke out against the compromise that Grassley raised. The vile New York Senator, Chuck Schumer, threatened, “If Republicans continue to insist on measures outside of the Dream Act and sensible border security that excludes the wall, they’re going to risk ruining a bipartisan agreement to protect the Dreamers.” We should be so lucky. The discussion should end right there.
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