Skip to comments.Dems Reject Presidentís DACA Proposal [semi-satire]
Posted on 01/27/2018 10:02:21 AM PST by John Semmens
The Trump proposal to extend a path to citizenship for 1.8 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children was assailed by key Democrats this week.
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill) called the proposal far short of anything I could agree to. What about the other 30 million undocumented persons living in this country? Wheres the path to citizenship for them. On top of this, Trumps deal would require us to agree to fund beefed up border security, limit chain migration, and end the visa lotteryblocking millions of future migrants from enjoying the same opportunity that he would selfishly restrict to a relatively few worthy dreamers.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) denounced Trumps proposal as a cynical ploy to place the interests of current citizens ahead of those hoping to become future citizens. Hes asking Democrats to accept a mere 1.8 million new voters as the price of us consenting to block 30 million or more new voters. This is far short of half-a-loaf. Polls show that the majority of Americans are with us on this issue. We will use Trumps insulting proposal to win the 2018 elections, take back congress and advance the progress pf our efforts to oust the usurper.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) labeled Trumps proposal heartless. His plan is to give preference to the competent and productive among the dreamers when it is the incompetent and unproductive who are most in need of the benefits we can afford to provide. The welfare programs south of the border are pitifully inadequate. Trump would target those who seek the better life they can live under the generosity of our government for deportation. This is unconstitutionally both cruel and unusual punishment for the tens of millions who have endured the severe hardships of trekking across the border.
In related news, beginning April 1, illegal immigrants who have been granted drivers licenses in California will be allowed to vote. Its the next logical step in our states battle against the Trump Administrations attempt to close our borders to immigrants, said Gov. Jerry Brown. The votes of these immigrants will ensure that the state will send Democrats to Congress to oppose Trump in 2018 and ensure that our electoral votes will go to Democrats from this point on.
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I think Trump has “Arafated” the dems. Remember when Clinton offered the Palestinian everything he wanted but Arafat turned it down? Trump knows they cannot accept this “deal” without jeopardizing their funding stream, but by refusing it they expose themselves as not really caring to the rest of the voters.
Trump wins again.
My guess is that The President KNEW the dems would reject his deal offer, but now he has the high ground and the dems are forced into explaining why they are rejecting it.
There is very little from Trump that the left HASN’T rejected.
This should not be a headline to any story...it’s the norm.
The democrats do not want the Republicans to get the credit for insuring the Dreamers a rite to citizenship because they are afraid that some of them might be inclined to vote Republican in the future which goes against what they are trying to accomplish. They want the Dreamers as a voter base, period. That is what this is all about.
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