Democrats like to claim that they truly love the “DREAMers” and that they’ll do anything for them, but they are clearly not people of their word.
On Thursday, Trump laid out an EXTREMELY generous immigration offer on the table, but they have now rejected it. This deal would have given nearly 1.8 million “DREAMers” legal status within 10-12 years in exchange for $25 billion for a border wall, END of chain migration and END of the diversity lottery.
Trump basically gave them exactly what they wanted and they STILL are saying “no”. We have a feeling that Trump will NOT offer this kind of deal ever again, so the Democrats just royally screwed themselves.
Here’s the story from Politico:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer opposes the immigration framework released by the White House — a potentially fatal blow for the prospective legislation in the closely divided Senate.
The New York Democrat on Friday accused President Donald Trump of using a proposed path for citizenship for young undocumented immigrants as cover for making sweeping — and damaging — changes to the legal immigration system.
“This plan flies in the face of what most Americans believe,” Schumer said on Twitter. While Trump “finally acknowledged that the Dreamers should be allowed to stay here and become citizens, he uses them as a tool to tear apart our legal immigration system and adopt the wish list that anti-immigration hard-liners have advocated for for years.”
The one-page proposal released by the White House on Thursday would allow as many as 1.8 million young immigrants to become citizens, while also calling for $25 billion in spending on a border wall and security as well as sharply restricting family-based immigration and eliminating a visa lottery system. White House officials are hoping the Senate will put it up for a vote, but it appears doomed to fail.
One must start to wonder…do they even want a deal? Or do they want to be able to wave this immigration issue over the GOP’s head for the 2018 midterms?
Sorry to break it to you, liberals, but this is a losing issue for you. Anytime representatives in Washington begin to put the needs of non-citizens over citizens, it’s a death trap.
Here’s how Trump responded to Schumer’s rejection:
DACA has been made increasingly difficult by the fact that Cryin’ Chuck Schumer took such a beating over the shutdown that he is unable to act on immigration!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2018
Sarah Sanders also chimed in:
Actually @SenSchumer America’s legal immigration system has been torn apart for decades by Washington politicians like yourself who prefer open borders & sanctuary cities over law & order and popular, common sense reforms https://t.co/dNBEn31BoK
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 26, 2018
This tweet summed it up nicely:
We’re one year into the Trump presidency, and the Donald already convinced Democrats to turn down a deal that gives amnesty to 1.8 illegal immigrants. Think about that.
— Stephen Miller (@StephenMilIer) January 26, 2018
What is your take on all of this? Comment below…