Tuesday, October 23, 2018

AMNESTY WATCH: Conservatives Fear Trump Will Cut Immigration Deal

Conservatives are growing worried that President Trump and GOP leaders will strike a slimmed-down immigration deal during the lame-duck session if Democrats win back the House in November.
Republicans fear that Trump, who relishes in the role of dealmaker, will be eager to provide protections for hundreds of thousands so-called Dreamers in exchange for a $25 billion border wall, and that he might do so without getting any other concessions from Democrats if he thinks it’s his last chance to secure funding for the wall.
But a potential agreement over the hot-button issue of immigration fell apart in June, and it’s highly unlikely that immigration hard-liners like White House senior adviser Stephen Miller would back legislation that trades Dreamers for the wall.
Still, as conservatives start to grapple with the possibility of life as the minority party next year, they are sending up flares about the possibility of a wall-for-Dreamers deal and warning it could backfire with the GOP base.
“Personally, I would oppose that deal, but it would not surprise me to see some kind of wall, DACA deal,” said Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), a member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “It’s hard for me to imagine that would play well with the base.”
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If Trump cuts a deal to legalize dreamers, and the people already here, it will be the only good thing he will have done as president. THE ONLY GOOD THING.

But who knows. Last night he said who he is: a NATIONALIST. We've always known this. But he left out the other word - WHITE. He knows that's where his bread is buttered. So, I'll believe a "deal" when I see it.