President Trump acknowledged on Thursday that he is working with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on an amnesty plan for the illegal alien sub-category they like to romantically identify as “Dreamers.”
President Trump also confirmed that he will not require that funding for a border wall be included as part of the deal, saying that “will come later.” Really? We’ve seen how elusive later can be when it comes to border security. The border fence was approved in 2006 and only minimally constructed under open borders George W. Bush and Michael “Skeletor” Chertoff. It was obviously never even given a thought by Obama.
Pardon us for not accepting a border wall I.O.U. as the same thing as its completed construction, Mr. President. Would the Democrats and the illegals you now seem determined to pander to be so willing to accept an I.O.U. for their amnesty?
This was a campaign issue for two years and now 9 months into the administration. President Trump became a DACA devotee in the last week or two and yet he’s investing all of this political capital? Why? He’s alienating huge swaths of his base without cause but maybe there is a lack of understanding on his part in one critical area.
We’re nine months and two deadlines into the Trump administration and funding has still yet to be approved. As we continue to wait and fight it’s deliberately being slow walked by the establishment-owned leadership, the same ones who want the amnesty. They are the same forces that President Trump is now finding to be such great new partners in policy.
President Trump is quoted as saying GOP leaders in Congress are “very much on board” the deal he’s working on with the Democrats. That’s not surprising as most of them are owned by the US Chamber of Commerce. Trump must remember he wasn’t elected by Congress and in fact most of them don’t even like him and did not support him.
His responsibility is to the American people who want those 30,000 new American jobs per month for our citizens. The GOP leadership cares little for the everyday Americans struggling to make ends meet or for the fact that American jobs should be going to American citizens.
As President Trump was departing to visit Florida to view the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, he stated, “The wall will come later, we’re right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new.” He said he will insist on “massive border controls” as part of his Dreamer bill. That’s known as fence maintenance, it’s far different from actual wall construction.
He’ll insist on massive, big border controls but he’s waiting for now because of …? And if he can’t provide specifics is he not just making vague general promises to deflect criticism for not standing and fighting or being able to deliver as he promised? Rather than doing the fiscally responsible but more difficult work of fighting for the wall now, he’s throwing our money on massive temporary fixes, if they even work, instead of a wall, that will still have to be funded separately.
If and when that temporary “big border controls” funding is interrupted, say by a Democrat President in 2020, they can quickly and easily revert to the open borders morass of today. A border wall is the definition of massive border controls, anything less is temporary and expensive, like renting rather than buying, with nothing to show at the end of the term.
Why should we accept a bait and switch now that he’s in the White House to something we’d have opposed in a candidate? Honor your commitment and your word, Mr. President and respect your constituents.
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