Friday, January 12, 2018

Why Republicans Should Not Cave to Democrat Demands on DACA

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President Donald Trump outlined the basic structure of a DACA deal on Sunday.
The so-called “Dreamers” — illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as minors — would be able to stay legally in the country, but only if a border wall is built.
(DACA refers to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, an Obama-era program that covers some 800,000 “Dreamers” and is arguably unconstitutional. Trump canceled it in September, effective March 2018.)
Trump’s deal might be acceptable to conservatives, as long as the wall comes first and there are other safeguards, like mandatory e-verify and an end to chain migration. But Democrats seem convinced they can hold out for more.
First of all, Democrats believe that they have all the political momentum. They think that they are going to ride a wave to victory in the midterm elections in November. Moreover, talk of removing the president from office, either by impeachment or the use of the 25th Amendment, has many Democrats believing time is on their side.
Read the rest from Joel Pollak HERE.

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