Friday, January 5, 2018

Amnesty for ‘Dreamers’ is not an option. Congress must secure our border instead.

George Danby|BDN
One of the issues Congress is grappling with is the sticky issue of the status of DACA recipients. Those covered under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) were brought to the country illegally as children and teenagers, and as adults they were granted deferment from deportation. But President Donald Trump suspended the program in September.
This will be a contentious issue during the debate leading up to the Jan. 19 deadline to pass the 2018 fiscal year budget. Surprisingly, 34 GOP representatives are among those supporting legalization for the 690,000 current DACA recipients, and they recently sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan urging a “permanent legislative solution” for DACA recipients.
One of those signatories is Maine’s 2nd District representative, Bruce Poliquin. The “solution” mentioned in the letter is not defined, but it goes on to say that any remedy must give “them the opportunity to apply for a more secured status in our country as soon as possible.”
Translation: amnesty.
Poliquin asserts he is against amnesty, but anyone with even a casual knowledge of immigration issues knows that granting legal status eventually leads to citizenship, in spite of whatever restrictions would be included in any legislative solution. Any legalization leading to citizenship would, through chain migration for family members, expand the number far beyond the 690,000 DACA recipients into the millions, dwarfing the 1986 law that saw amnesty given to 2.7 million illegal aliens.
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Anonymous said...

If the GOP doesn't do DACA, it's curtains. Period. Time to do it and move on. Large majorities of Americans, even R's want it! Because it's clearly the right thing to do.

Trump is going to disappoint the haters/Ann Coulter crowd.


PS. Just a friendly reminder that EVERYTHING I EVER WROTE ABOUT TRUMP IS TRUE, except it's even WORSE than I predicted. This new book only confirms what everyone already knows: Trump is a total ignoramus, with no business in the presidency. If you think this will end well, you are blind.

hamaca said...

DACA in exchange for:

1) Funding for the wall
2) End chain migration
3) End visa lottery
4) e-Verify enforced
5) Deport those dreamers who keep protesting and demanding citizenship and other stuff they’re not entitled to