During Barack Obama’s time in office, in a last-ditch effort to prevent the deportation of illegal immigrants in the United States, he began an unconstitutional amnesty program to protect a certain class of illegal immigrants, along with their immediate relatives. The executive action, known as DACA, allowed those illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to avoid deportation.
When President Trump took office, he declared the actions of the former president wildly unconstitutional (which it likely is), and said he would phase it out. He further said that if politicians in the House and Senate wanted to prevent the deportation of those covered by DACA, known colloquially as ‘Dreamers,’ it was time they pass a law. Now, it seems that 240 Congressional Representatives are willing to push for the law to get a vote on the floor, and that republicans (or RINOs) are joining democrats to revive the Dreamer bills and reject the rule of law in the United States.
A bipartisan majority in Congress urged Paul Ryan to put a number of bills concerning the treatment of people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on the schedule for debate.
According to backers, they have 240 Representatives interested in hearing four separate bills on the matter, hoping to restore the program or its parameters, which President Trump brought to an end on March 5.
Currently, the legal status of those covered by DACA is hard to understand, and the legal battle is ongoing. What the end result will be is hard to say, but it is likely that President Donald Trump will prevail in the end.
After all, DACA is entirely an executive program, which means President Trump can end it at will.
Republican Representative Jeff Denham, a California republican who represents a heavily-Hispanic district, believes that it is time that the entire country have ‘a debate’ about what order security should look like, as well as what the future of the Dreamers should be.
Forty-nine Republican Congressmen seem to agree with him, along with the entire Democrat Party in Congress, 190 people.
Linda Sanchez, a leading Democrat Representative from California, claims that the legislation is sure to pass if Paul Ryan, who plans to bow out of politics in the near future, will allow it to come up for a vote.
She also claims that one hundred of the most conservative people in the republican Caucus are making policy for the entirety of the United States of America.
Linda Sanchez has been a congressional representative since 2003, so she was there when the democrats forced through such unpopular bills as the Affordable Care Act, also known as ‘Obamacare.’
In other words, it seems she only has a problem with rule by an extremist minority when it isn’t her preferred extremist minority.
At this point, all democrats support passing some sort of DACA-related legislation, but only a minority of republicans do.
That measure would allow Dreamers to stay in the United States, but would also provide money for border funding. However, it would not provide President Donald Trump with the money he desires to build a border wall on the southern border of the country.
In other words, it does nothing to prevent further illegal immigration. Republicans must be wary about passing such a bill, however.
To begin with, many democrats have repeatedly pushed to essentially provide Dreamers ‘amnesty,’ which includes giving them full rights as citizens.
For republicans, this is a bad deal. Illegal immigrants tend to lean left on most issues, and would most likely be democrat votes.
Therefore, anything that gives Dreamers full rights (including the right to vote) would essentially be handing the Democrat Party somewhere around 800,000 to 2 million votes, depending on the latest count.
Furthermore, democrats have a long history of not following through on promises made in exchange for amnesty.
When Ronald Reagan provided amnesty to illegal immigrants in the country, the democrats promised to okay funding for a border wall.
Obviously, that funding never materialized.
Everyone can agree that something must be done about the illegal immigrants in the United States. However, it does not seem that the best answer would be to simply give them American citizenship without securing the Southern border.
If democrats want the Dreamers and their families to stay in the United States, it’s about time that they make REAL, CONCRETE concessions. Depending on the source, up to 60 percent of all illegal immigrants to the United States walk across our southern border with Mexico.
The first step to making sure there are no more Dreamers is not to give them citizenship; It’s to enforce our borders. The current president seems to understand that.