Skip to comments.The GOP Can't Get Burnt on DACA Deal
Posted on 01/13/2018 9:04:59 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
Everyone knows something has to be done for America's DACA kids.
Everyone with a good heart or a working brain knows it's not their fault their parents sneaked them into the country when they were kids under 16.
It's true that by law they are illegal immigrants.
But most DACA kids have grown up to become good, law-abiding Americans.
They've gone to school here. They've worked and paid taxes here. They've even served in our military.
Everyone except a few people on the far fringe knows it'd be wrong to deport these 800,000 so-called "Dreamers" -- now or in the future.
As we saw in Washington this week, DACA kids have become a bargaining chip for President Trump in his efforts to get Congress to build a border wall and reform immigration policy.
President Obama created America's DACA kids by executive order in 2012 with his Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, which delayed the deportation of "Dreamers" who signed up for it for two years.
President Trump has already announced his administration's plans to phase out DACA, though this week a federal judge temporarily blocked that executive decision until a bunch of lawsuits challenging it are settled.
Trump and his Republican allies say they want to extend protections for the "Dreamers" as part of a larger legislative bill that also funds the wall and ends chain immigration.
Democrats in Congress say to Trump, "OK, but extend DACA's protections first, then we'll deal with the border wall and other stuff later."
But already it's a perfect example of how bad the Republicans are at educating the public about what they do in Washington and why they do it the way they do.
In this case, Republicans need to explain to the country why they are insisting on Congress doing DACA and immigration reform together.
The reason is because Republicans remember how badly they were burned by Democrats in 1986, after my father signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act, aka the Simpson-Mazzoli Act.
Part one of Simpson-Mazzoli allowed 3 million illegal immigrants to have a pathway to citizenship. That's the only part of the bill people remember today - the so-called "Reagan Amnesty."
But nearly everyone - particularly the mainstream liberal media that thinks American political history started when they woke up this morning - forgets about the second part.
Part 2 of Simpson-Mazzoli was an agreement to secure the southern border - which was never implemented in 1986 or to this day.
That's the memory Republicans are still haunted by today. They have good reason to not trust Democrats to keep their word on border security if they negotiate a two-step DACA-immigration deal.
Now it's up to the president, the speaker of the House and every important Republican in Washington to explain to the public why it's so important for DACA and border security to be done together.
The mainstream media will never fairly or fully explain the Republicans' position on their own, but if President Trump starts talking and tweeting about it, they'll have to.
If Trump can bring enough attention to the GOP side of the immigration debate, a win-win bipartisan deal might be possible.
The Republicans will have to cave on DACA and the Democrats will have to cave on the border wall.
President Trump has already said he'll be willing to take the political hit to get an immigration reform deal done. Let him.
He doesn't care anyway. He can say or do just about anything.
The worst that can happen to him is that in 2020 he has to go back to being a billionaire.
Why did they send Elian Gonzalez back?
And everyone with half a brain knows that it is not the American people’s fault that the parents smuggled these kids into the USA and then stood in line to steal our tax dollars.
Send them all home. The USA is NOT their home.
Dreamers and ‘Rats need to make Central and South America Great Again.
Michael Reagan promoting amnesty and chain migration. But only for this million illegals. He promises!
The parents have to go if they want to stay.
He made a few good points; however, the polls are wrong...most Americans want the "DREAMERS" to be kicked out/never given amnesty, and the WALL has to come first!
This dipshit actually thinks everyone except a few people on the far fringe knows it’d be wrong to deport these illegals! Wrong Michael, most citizen believe we should enforce the law, which means these ILLEGAL aliens are on the same deportation bus as their illeagal alien parents.
If they are going to offer 10% of what we asked, then we an always go back to the detente that existed before and just ship them out...
Their offer wasn’t remotely serious.
We shouldn’t even bother to counter...
DACA people are mostly Mexican citizens as are their parents. Why not let children” finishe school, give them choice to take a grubstake and go home or keep them deferrred with no amnesty or citizenship or chain migration.
When a parent robs a bank, commits rape or murder, that’s not the kids’ fault. But the perpetrator is still going to jail, and his/her kids will suffer. Send every DACA kid back to their parents’ home countries, where they can maybe do some good with the U.S. education they got at our expense.
Agreed. No DACA deal - send them to their own countries.
Any deal by nature is FAIL. Our government cannot and will not keep agreements. DEPORT.
Poor couple with a kid break into your house. You call police. Police take the parents away, but tell you the kid stays with you, deal with it. WTF?
SEND THEM, THEIR CRIMINAL PARENTS,SIBLINGS, AND EVERYONE ELSE BACK TO WHATEVER HELLHOLES THEY WERE BORN IN!
And build the wall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Michael Reagan is an uninformed idiot. There is nothing in the DACA rules that says that you have to be brought here by your parents. Many of them came here unaccompanied.
I'll just say it. Michael Reagan is a pathetic assclown. Please STFU and stop using your adoptive dad's good name to spread globalist, RINO douchebagery.
Michal Reagan. Has the idiot apoligized for his dad’s amnesty that caused today’s problem? No, he’s promoting more of the same. Idiots never learn.
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