The scam isn’t working…the people aren’t buying the “Dreamers” as victims. The left needs these votes but they also need the border floodgates to remain open. So who’ll blink first?
Will the Democrats cave to give Trump his immigration reform package or will they let March 5th pass and allow the deportation of the “Dreamers”?
Ultimately, the Democrats don’t care about the “Dreamers” and will use them by politicizing their deportation. What benefits THEM politically is what they will do. Remember that Nancy Pelosi’s “filibuster” in the House wasn’t for the Dreamers but was to prove she has what it takes to keep her job as Minority Leader. The Democrats don’t want to negotiate because they have too much to lose so they’d rather throw the “Dreamers” under the bus and let March 5th come with no immigration decision.
As New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall (not a Trump backer) put it last week: “President Trump’s immigration proposal has put Democrats in a bind; they know it and he knows it.”
The national media are incapable of talking about the the so-called “Dreamers,” illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors, without portraying them as victims of the Trump administration.
They’re victims of circumstances brought on by their own parents and nothing else.
And for the sake of not buying into the B.S., we’ll refer to them here as “DACA people,” DACA being the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that allowed them to stay in the country for an unfixed period.
The program expires March 5, leaving the nearly 2 million people eligible for DACA vulnerable to deportation, unless Congress acts on immigration reform and secures them legal protection.
President Trump and most Americans say they support the DACA people being permitted to stay and apply for citizenship. An immigration plan by the White House is offering a path to citizenship for almost all of them, so long as Congress also passes funding for a border wall, ends the visa lottery, and sharply limits chain migration to only spouses and their children. (Under the Trump plan, “chain migration” would be called “family reunification,” but the term is already in use under the current system and actually means “anyone even remotely related to a U.S. citizen can get a visa.”)
During his State of the Union address this month, Trump justified his position on DACA. “My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans, to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream,” he said. “Because Americans are dreamers, too.”
Liberal Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank wrote that the line was an attempt by Trump to “make off” with the “dreamer” label and that it implied the DACA people “are not American.”
No implication needed. They are literally not American citizens. That’s the sticking point, remember?
The Huffington Post on Thursday began a news article about DACA with an anecdote about one recipient who “left her family and her South Carolina hometown and boarded a flight to Washington, D.C., to fight for her right to remain in the United States.”
What “right to remain in the United States”? If that right existed, we wouldn’t be talking about deporting them.