Since the beginning of this year, President Trump has fought to fix our immigration system and build the border wall. Well, we’re finally seeing his persistence pay off.
You might remember how he compelled Congress (especially Democrats) to put forward a plan to fix DACA. That resulted in a government shutdown.
We know that Democrats don’t care about DACA, or illegal immigrants. They are only using them as pawns to oppose the president. President Trump has made it very clear what he wants to do. He wants a permanent solution to DACA, which includes a rigorous, but clear, path to citizenship. But only for people of merit.
He wants to end the illegal immigration that burdens our country. Democrats exploit the fear and desperation of illegals for political power. Liberals don’t seem to care that millions of people suffer under the current situation (and are harmed by vile drug cartels).
After months of fighting, though, it seems things are about to change. Republicans in Congress have come up with a bill that seeks to fix the last administrations’ many errors. Not everything about it is great, but there is one major victory: to the tune of $25 billion.
The Republican compromise immigration bill in the House would prevent children from being separated from their parents at the border, provide legal status for DACA recipients and authorize funding for a border wall, according to the bill’s summary.
This is a complex bill that touches on border security, DACA, family migration and employment-based green cards. It’s uncertain whether the bill has the votes to pass the House, but Rep. Steve Scalise’s office announced that Republicans will start whipping votes tomorrow ahead of next week’s vote.
The bill provides special legal status for DACA recipients who have been in the U.S. at least 10 years, were under 16 years of age when they arrived and are enrolled in school or have a high school diploma. The protection is renewable every 6 years — not a special path to citizenship…
The bill puts $25 billion toward Trump’s wall along the southern border as well as a few other border security measures.
In addition to the funds for the border wall, the bill will authorize the National Guard to assist in border security.
The bill will also eliminate green cards for children of U.S. citizens, replacing it with a merit-based program. This has been one of Trump’s major goals. Instead of change migration, or a lottery-system, immigrants will have to prove merit to stay in the country. All will be welcome, who prove they are willing to work hard to make the United States a better place.
This will weed out welfare leeches and people who want to exploit America through crime.
The 55,000 visas currently given out via the lottery will now be a part of the merit-based system.
Not every conservative is going to love this bill. Many feel that DACA recipients shouldn’t be given a pass. They are here illegally, after all. But considering Congress has done nothing—despite Trump’s urging—this bill is a massive step forward.
We will learn of its fate next week, as Republicans prepare to vote. Be sure that—despite the bill’s compromises—Democrats will not support it. Proving once again that they care more about party politics than the good of the country.