Saturday, March 10, 2018

Where Trump Amnesty Proposal Could Repeat Reagan’s Mistakes

Photo: Leah Millis/Reuters/Newscom
A Republican president offers legal status to some 2 million illegal immigrants in exchange for stronger border security. However, in part because of chain migration, more than 1 million more gained amnesty than initially estimated.
That’s what happened after President Ronald Reagan signed an immigration reform bill in 1986. And some border hawks fear that if President Donald Trump strikes a deal on amnesty for some illegal immigrants in exchange for beefed-up border security, the outcome could far exceed the total of 1.8 million he cites.
“These are always just estimates,” Eric Ruark, director of research at NumbersUSA, told The Daily Signal. “The proposals don’t say if there is an ‘up to’ number of immigrants, or an end time to qualify.”
A federal judge in Maryland ruled Tuesday in favor of the Trump administration in a lawsuit challenging the Justice Department’s ability to rescind the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
The president soon tweeted:
The Obama administration program, known as DACA, allowed those brought here illegally as children to be protected from deportation and to receive work permits. But Trump joined many others in arguing that only Congress may do that.
Read the rest from Fred Lucas HERE.

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