Monday, January 29, 2018

DACA May Be Dead

The left continues to quibble, and makes it clear that they really don't care about the DACA critters at all.  As Don Surber writes:
"Is a deal on DACA slipping away? Congress is weeks away from two crucial deadlines. On February 8, it will once again hit a government funding cliff; as part of the deal to extend the debt ceiling made earlier this month, Mitch McConnell pledged to bring an immigration bill to the floor no later than that date. If no deal is reached in February, March 5 looms large — that’s the deadline that Trump set for action when he terminated the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program in September. If no deal is reached by March 5, deportations could begin," Alex Shephard of New Republic wrote.
There are four pillars to President Trumps plan.  A pathway for the DACA critters, increased border security, end to chain migration, and merit-based immigration. 

That all sounds reasonable to most people, but the Democrats are balking. It shows that they're not serious about fixing the immigration problem.


Old NFO said...

They want MORE voters... Unfettered immigration is their road to that... sigh

Old 1811 said...

Ending "chain migration" will be hard to do. U.S. citizens have always been legally permitted to petition for the admission of immediate relatives (parents, siblings, children under 21, grandparents) as immigrants. Ending "chain migration" would either mean cutting off that permission altogether for all U.S. citizens, whether they were born here or not, or creating a type of second-class citizen who can't legally petition for their relatives while other U.S. citizens can.
Glib sound bites are tough to enact into workable law.

JimB said...

We're living in interesting times. Wife suspects if they start deportations that there will be riots in the streets. Can't wait to see how this plays out. If Dems don't come to the table it will just prove they care more about illegal aliens they the do about America.