Skip to comments.Trump defends immigration proposal against 'amnesty' criticism from conservatives
Posted on 01/20/2019 9:15:10 AM PST by 4Runner
In a series of tweets, Trump chastised Democrats for dismissing his plan, and attempted to assuage immigration hard-liners who likened the administration's latest proposal to amnesty for immigrants already in the country illegally.
"No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer," Trump tweeted. "It is a 3 year extension of DACA. Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal, whether on immigration or something else. Likewise there will be no big push to remove the 11,000,000 plus people who are here illegally-but be careful Nancy!"
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Cavemeister's still quoting the old leftist figure for in-country illegals from 30 years ago.
It is amnesty, both for the 700k and the 30-60 million others here illegally. They are not being deported, they are rewarded for illegal actions.
that’s the problem, we want a big push to deport as many illegals as humanly possible, along with a wall to deter them from coming back.
I think I supported Trump to keep the illegals out and send some in this country back.
Normalizing their status here to satisfy the business community’s lust for cheap labor is a non-starter.
There was a decision dropped nine days ago on Friday January 11th that will give some people in this country on H1B visas a pathway to citizenship.
Not well publicized being released on a Friday, but it happened nonetheless.
Hint: GEOTUS is knocking the "compassion card" out of the liberals' hands: by forcing them to vote against DACA.
Watch and learn, mosquito.
Then buzz off.
Brilliant 3D chess... against his base.
I'm okay with not pushing to deport eleven million illegals immediately . . . I'll settle for deporting ten million in the remainder of President Trump's first term. We can get the rest in Trump's second term, once the Wall is being built as a serious project.
As I pointed out quickly yeterday, there was NO AMNESTY in his reasonable offer. He proposed a 3 year extension on defined Daca ( only children brought here— not their parent) and a new work permit status. I sense that there are trolls that want to separate you from Trump by telling the Lie that Amnesty was proposed. Please people, Think through these things before you knee jerks.
Welcome to Free Republic.
The demonrats turned it down so start the DACA/anchor babies’ deportations. If their parents want to go with them, fine.
“Likewise there will be no big push to remove the 11,000,000 plus people who are here illegally”
Well, he just declared defacto amnesty... and got nothing in return. More 4d chess.
I am still of the opinion the Mule-ears planted the BuzzardFeed story to get Ohr quickly off the headlines. Then, once that was accomplished needed to undercut that story, to lower his fellow coup supporters expectations since he still has nothing.
It’s actually a threat to make a big push for deportation.
As usual, some FReepers are being as negative as possible.
How does “temporary” convert to “amnesty”??????
If they admitted at least 40-45 million people were in the country illegally people would freak out that over 10% of the population doesn’t belong here. I’ve even seen people on FR deny this because they said it was too many people and “it’d be impossible to deport that many people peacefully”.
This is an invasion.
Instead he threatened to keep them here for three more years. Nothing negative about that.
There are close to 25 million illegal aliens living in the country right now. They are having anchor babies, they are draining state taxpayer resources on things like education, housing, and medical care.
I will wait until actual legislation is proposed and voted on. I know Trump is doing this as a negotiating tactic to highlight the hypocrisy of the Dems saying they support the Dreamers only to not support them when they're not going to get instant citizenship under this deal.
But everyday, more and more Americans are dying at the hands of illegals and pretty soon those beloved Angel Moms are going to start questioning Trump and his policies.
Deferred or no action is amnesty. Three years to take American jobs, have kids, kill Americans, and escape justice. That is amnesty.
Unfortunately, yes, he is. Not a good sign. Just like it’s not a good sign that Kushner and Pence have been tasked with folding on this for him.
And nobody giving an amnesty on this has admitted that it’s an amnesty for decades now. By law they should all be sent home and Trump is looking to push their violations aside so they can stay. That is amnesty. Whether or not it is permanent or comes with a citizen card attached (yet).
How does temporary result in justice and deportation? They get a pass. And in 3 years, suddenly deport them?
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