Confusion Over Supposed DACA Deal With Trump

DACA deal capitolIn a statement made Wednesday night by Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, agreement was reached to “enshrine the protections of DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.” While Trump admits his willingness to work with Democrats on a deal to protect young undocumented migrants, known as Dreamers, he firmly told journalists that any agreement must include “massive border security.”

Much confusion occurred after the two top Democrats attended the Wednesday dinner meeting at the White House. Sen. Schumer and House Minority Leader Pelosi strongly believed they had struck a deal with the President. Many of Trump’s own party were surprised by the announcement of a deal, and some accused Trump of bowing down to Democrats. However, on Thursday morning, the president tweeted, “No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote.” President Trump tweeted further clarifications, “The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.” Matt House, Mr. Schumer’s communications director, responded to Trump’s actions on Twitter, “The President made clear he would continue pushing the wall, just not as part of this agreement.”

Meanwhile, Trump does express concern over the fate of the young illegal immigrants protected under DACA, asking, “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated, and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?” Just before heading to Florida to view the damage from Hurricane Irma, Trump explained that he is aware that people would like to see the protection of Dreamers happen. He reconfirmed his desire to build a wall by explaining, “The wall will come later.”



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5 years ago

Build the WALL, throw out the Law Breakers, Then and only then can we see true reforms to our immigration. Why would anyone reward someone for breaking our laws to start. If you prove you don’t have respect for our rule of law to start you have proven you never will. All 4 of my Grandparents immigrated here, LEGALLY! There should be no exceptions to this ever. If someone breaks into your home you call the police have them arrested and removed, you don’t give them a place to stay and free food healthcare and living space, so why do we look the other way? And if the parents brought their ‘kids’ here illegally they are responsible for their actions and if that means the ‘kids’ are here, they are here illegally. If they came here illegally and had kids here, the kids belong to the Nation of the parents, not this Nation.

5 years ago

According to one General’s recent report, only 900 out of the 800,000 so-called Dreamers are or have served in the United States military. So let’s have some sense of reality associated with the percentage of these illegals that have chosen to step-up to serve in our nation’s military. The average age of these so-called “children” is in fact in the mid 20’s. Hardly fitting the image the Democrats and the media are trying to sell us of very young children unable to care for themselves. In any event, we are either a nation of laws or we are a nation where “laws” are whatever “feels good” or “sounds fair” at any given moment in time. The latter is a definition for anarchy or autocratic rule. Think about that a second.

Now lets take a look at some numbers folks. Say you grant permanent residency to the 800,000 “children”. That would allow their parents, through our existing laws to keep families together, to bring their parents legally to the United States. That brings the number of people that will be granted legal residency up to 2.4 million people. Now family unification laws also allow for grandparents, siblings, etc. So let’s just use a very modest number of two grandparents per Dreamer (another 1.6 million people) and we will ignore the siblings and other family members that would be eligible under family unification. So we would end up with a minimum of 4 million illegals being granted de-facto amnesty, because we want to make an exception “for the children”. Bleeding heart liberalism rarely focuses on the real numbers and true costs associated with such feel good policies. Maybe with $20 TRILLION of debt and an out of control and unsustainable federal spending model, we should. Just a thought.

Ivan Berry
5 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

Under stated, but a good illustration, PaulE.
The one that sticks in my craw the most is the Anchor Baby provision wherein any legal or illegal who births a child insures automatic citizenship for their off-spring and any extended family to the new baby. What other nation offers citizenship just because a birth occurs? Even we do not extend this to ambassadors from other nations.
Only Kingdoms under a monarch made subjects (not citizens) based on geography. Why do we continue to allow Washington to extend citizenship on any other provision than by blood to those born here of legal citizen parents?

5 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Berry

Yes, the whole anchor baby issue is a far larger issue, but there is no stomach in either Congress or the Supreme Court to address it in any meaningful way at the present time. Yes, we are the laughing stock to the rest of the first world countries and even most second and third world nations in terms of how easily we confer citizenship. However, that is not going to be resolved anytime soon, if ever based on the prevailing views in Washington. Neither major political party has any serious interest in changing the status quo. One for a source if cheap labor. The other for a guaranteed stream of reliable and easily manipulated voters.

5 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

Ivan & PsulE. This is something that has always bothered me also. Uit is being abused by wealthy people from other countries also who don’t really live here. Migrant workers here in Fla have taken advantage of the law for as long as I can remember (& we pay for the births also!!). Really sore subject for me.

5 years ago

Who’s confused? It’s Donald’s ball, and that’s that. So whats the prob? Of coarse nancy and chuckie are confused, just like ryan and mccdonnell, they are obstructing President Trump at any opportunity. It will end. President Trump and America will prevail. Keep the faith, dont let yourself be fooled.

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