Regardless of what you believe about DACA, we can all agree on one thing. Democrats don’t care about it. They are using whatever they can find to resist President Trump’s goal of immigration reform.
Obama’s DACA was a huge overreach of Presidential authority. Donald Trump has promised to end it, replacing existing immigration policy. But Democrats refuse to work with the President or the GOP to fix this problem.
So Trump is taking matters into his own hands. Inviting lawmakers from both parties, he televised a meeting about immigration. Like a master negotiator, he exposed the hypocrisy of the left.
President Donald Trump’s riveting spectacle of televised bipartisanship exposed the Democrats’ political weakness in the amnesty debate — and also revealed remarkable GOP unity on the goal of ending the nation’s chain-migration system…
A key moment came when Trump invited GOP Majority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy to shut down the Democrats’ demand for a quick amnesty by touting the president’s immigration priorities as a must-do item…
Throughout the televised event, Trump played the role of even-handed moderator, even as he repeatedly invited Republicans to show unity behind his popular immigration principles, including the border wall…
Trump also made sure to redefine the Democrats’ demand for a no-strings “clean DREAM Act” for 3.25 million illegals into a Trump-style “clean” bill for the 670,000 ‘DACA’ illegals plus his other reform measures, and also to define a ‘DACA’ bill as a Trump-style reform.
Democrats are stuck. They can’t save DACA illegals without agreeing to the GOP’s demands. Trump wants the wall, wants to end chain-migration and bring an end to policies like catch and release. The only way Democrats can salvage Obama’s terrible policy, they have to agree to these reasonable changes.
Yet Democrats refuse to budge. All their boasts are falling flat. Trump has exposed their hypocrisy and weakness. He proved that liberals aren’t really concerned with helping immigrants (legal or otherwise), but being the opposition party.
Unless they are willing to play ball, the Democrats will fail completely. They will not be able to protect DACA. Plus they will lose their plan of importing new voters from third world countries. The best they can ask for is preserving the ever-shrinking number of DACA recipients left. But only in exchange for Trump’s demands.
Either way, President Trump will have his way. That’s what you get when you elected a master negotiator.