If the republicans do something Reagan-esque and provide a path to citizenship for illegals who’ve been here a long time and are vetted, they will be (at best) defusing employed non-criminals or angering (at worst) a good chunk of their anti-immigration base. Since current illegal immigration flows are at very low levels, they don’t want to do the utilitarian thing for political reasons.
President Trump has decided to end the 2012 deportation amnesty for young adult illegal immigrants, Fox News reported Thursday, citing a senior administration official
There’s a part of me that just wants to see them betray their anti-immigration base for more happenings and more drama. At this point I have gone so through many different counterfactuals and the chance of anything desirable being the end result is meme-tier.
If the republicans propose something clean and simple along the lines of the DREAM Act, it will pass. Do I expect them to do something clean and simple, even when under a deadline? Probably not.
except for the little thing the all there relatives who brought them to the US are also eligible for citizenship.
A great reward for breaking out laws including working illegally, possibly identify theft. crossing the border illegally and any other crimes committed in the US.
How about fast tracking building a wall and tighter border security first.
We have been here before. Give illegals amnesty and we will effect tighter security per the democrats.
Why would any republicans believe a democrat with the past lies???
Yet they do not.
We deny, delay people that want to come to the US and let people with a 10th grade education cross the border illegally.
Perhaps we should allow educated people in and deport the uneducated.
Of course this is the point of the pro immigration pompom wavers… DACA is nothing but the toe in the door… What was ‘Reagan-esque’ lead to a total neglect of border security and employment verification. They recon that the reason the 1986 amnesty failed was that while it singled out a segment of the illegal population, it left a large population uncovered and still in the country illegally… Their solution of course is amnesty of everyone… to include the huge numbers recently arrived under the Obama freedom train initiative…
Make no mistake this will be a far reaching immigration bill when all is said and done and the wall still won’t be built to deter the next open borders Whitehouse occupant…
Over and over again, from the mouths of politicians in both parties, along with identity-politics purveyors and cheap-labor lobbyists, we hear the same refrains about President Obama’s 800,000 amnestied illegal-alien youths: “They don’t deserve to be punished.” “They deserve protection.” “They deserve the American dream.”
Over and over again, in countless cookie-cutter op-ed pieces published over the past month, so-called DREAMers have vociferously lamented President Donald Trump’s push to eventually undo their unconstitutional five-year reprieves from deportation plus coveted work permits: “DREAMers like me have flourished under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Trump might take it all away.”
“If Trump ends DACA, DREAMers like me will return to a life of anxiety and doubt.” “I feel exhausted, I feel frustrated, I feel angry, and in the worst moments, I feel helpless. I feel terrified that at any moment this program is going to be taken away and once again I won’t be able to work — how will I pay my bills? . . . What is going to happen to me if I get stopped on the street and I no longer have DACA? What’s going to happen to me if I get put into deportation proceedings and I don’t have thousands of dollars to hire an attorney to stay in this country?” “I will lose my job, my ability to finish college, my driver’s license, and will be subject to deportation. I am not alone either. Almost one million young immigrants like myself will be affected in the same way and possibly even worse.”
I, I, I. Me, me, me. My bills. My ego. My education. My job. My anxiety.
Since when did DACA become the Depression and Anxiety Cure for Amnesty-seekers? It’s this insatiable appetite for collective entitlement that demonstrates the perils of blanket amnesty. Give a privileged political class an inch and they’ll take, take, take until feckless public servants give away their country. The proper response to illegal-alien activists demanding that Washington act “NOW!” to preserve their comfort, allay their anxieties, and extend their unconstitutional protections indefinitely is this: Why?
Five million American young people between 16 and 34 were unemployed last year and 50 million more are not even in the labor force.
Americans in uniform who’ve dedicated their lives to defending our nation are struggling to gain access to quality health care they’ve earned by action, not by accident or circumstance. Imagine their stress.
Five million American young people between 16 and 34 were unemployed last year and 50 million more are not even in the labor force. Imagine their anxiety. Hundreds of thousands of law-abiding people from around the world are waiting patiently for their backlogged visa and green-card applications to be reviewed. Imagine their frustration.
Why don’t their dreams come first?
Nancy Pelosi called on House Republicans to help her “safeguard our young DREAMers from the senseless cruelty of deportation and shield families from separation and heartbreak.” Never has this Bay Area elitist called on House Republicans to join her in shielding native-born and law-abiding immigrant families from the senseless and preventable violence committed by criminals in this country illegally who’ve caused immeasurable heartbreak for decades in her overrun California sanctuary. Jamiel Shaw Sr., whose son was mercilessly shot to death by a sanctuary-protected gang member living in outlaw-coddling Los Angeles illegally, administered a bracing reality check: “You want to talk about families being separated? Try spending your holidays talking to a grave!”
The left-wing DREAM racket is a self-perpetuating political marketing machine. Its primary contribution to American society? Lashing out at how cruel, racist, ignorant, and ungrateful the rest of us are for not bowing down before the hallowed angel children of the Obama administration’s amnesty program. It’s no coincidence that the publicity-hungry leaders of the DREAMer movement are full-time fulminators in government-funded academia, community organizing outfits, immigration-law foundations, and the grievance-nursing media.
A deserving DREAMer would respect the sovereign right of an independent nation to determine who stays and who goes based on its national interest and constitutional obligations to put its citizenry first.
The deserving DREAMer, in other words, would admit he or she is owed nothing and deserves nothing. There is no such thing as a “deserving DREAMer.”
If DACA dreamers aren’t responsible for breaking the law with their parents, then I sure as hell am not responsible for things that white Americans did several generations ago when my family was still in the old country
An excellent point.
Seems the democrats are major hypocrites. White American is to blame for transgressions of past generations even if your relatives were not in this country, mine were not. Yet the DACA people are not responsible for their parents transgressions.
How can that be???