Thursday, September 7, 2017

These Are The Paths Republicans Might Take On DACA AMNESTY

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Now that the Trump administration has decided to phase out a memorandum that shields illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, the burden shifts to Congress to figure out what to do about the nearly 800,000 people granted relief under the program.
Republicans have been nearly unanimous in denouncing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order as an executive overreach, but they are far from united on the question of amnesty for the program’s beneficiaries.
As the DACA issue jumps to the forefront of an already crowded agenda, Congressional Republicans are eyeing three potential options: letting the program die without a legislative fix, passing a stand-alone bill to preserve the order, or making a deal with Democrats that maintains DACA protections in exchange for concessions on immigration enforcement and cuts to legal migration levels.
Conservatives in the House say Republicans should back off any legislation on DACA and focus instead on tax reform and a Fiscal Year 2018 budget with spending cuts. The House Freedom Caucus in particular is wary of working on a bill to give permanent amnesty to illegal immigrants — a move that would anger the conservative base — before tackling other issues on the legislative agenda.
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1 comment:

cimbri said...

What have they been doing all year. Is this article a joke? "Conservatives are unanimously against DACA", but of course as usual their liberal leaders who they voted for, had no fix ready for DACA. No votes, nothing. You guys better quit being naive and start realizing that congressional conservatives deliberately have voted for liberal leaders so they don't ever have to do anything. Trump is to the right of Republicans in Congress and that's pretty funny considering all the crap we heard last year. Help the guy out, send him some conservative bills to sign. Trump hasn't said he would veto any conservative bills.