Stung by President Donald Trump’s efforts to cut a deal with Democrats on keeping the 800,000 to 1.2 million Dreamers from being deported from this country?
The Republicans are setting out to do what they did to President Obama ….
The House memebers GOP Speaker Paul Ryan (who is trying to keep his anti-immigration people happy) has given the task of writing legisition on Trump’s request is balking at any support for a bipartisan deal….
The House Democrats are well aware of this and have dug in their heels also….
There is support for Trump’s wishes…
But that support has yet to come forward….
And some the Dreamers have to decide what to do soon with no guarantee if signing up to continue in the program is just giving the govermnment a way to find them and ship them out….
Trump is gonna have to come back and work this against rightleaners in his own adopted party to get what he wants…
The rightleaners are holding out for Trump’s own ‘wall’ somethingb they KNOW Democrats won’t support….
Stay tuned for the give and take that is gonna occur to get this done….
“We are ready to work with Republicans to get the bipartisan DREAM Act signed into law,” Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-N.Y.) wrote in an op-ed Friday, where they reiterated their agreement with Trump not to include border wall funding as part of the deal.
But GOP leadership’s partisan approach isn’t surprising. Immigration is one of the most sensitive topics for the right. Ex-Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) got burned by his conference when he even flirted with the notion of a bipartisan immigration solution a few years ago, and then-Majority Leader Eric Cantor was ousted in a primary in part because of the issue.
When Ryan became speaker, he promised his right flank that he would never make them vote on an immigration bill that doesn’t have the support of a majority of the majority. Should he put Trump’s DACA deal up for a vote, he could very well face a mutiny.
Republicans want more than just a fortified border in exchange for codifying the program. Many conservatives are still enamored with Trump’s wall. And even GOP leaders are talking about hiking the number of border enforcement officers and enacting a program requiring employers to certify the legal status of their workforce known as E-Verify.
The dramatic difference between Trump and some in the House GOP was on full display during a Capitol Hill event with conservatives last week. Members of the hard-line Freedom Caucus discussed at length demanding an end to birthright citizenship or chain migration before even considering a continuation of DACA.
“When we’re talking about DACA, it’s the cream on the cake. You got to get to the meat and potatoes first,” Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) said. “You have to talk about chain migration. You have to talk about birthright citizen for an illegal.”
“If it’s just, ‘Let’s-give-some-more-amnesty-to-illegal-aliens’ kind of legislation, then it has zero chance of getting my support,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said.
Comments like these are why Ryan started his working group, which is comprised of immigration hard-liners and moderates alike. Sources say they are likely to make a proposal that goes well beyond Trump’s framework and might include the physical southern structure Trump campaigned on.
For now, Democrats say they’re waiting on the White House to send over a list of legislative priorities the administration would like to see in any final deal. Several Democrats said they were rattled by the leak of a White House document last week that included many hard-line immigration ideas Democrats would never support.
But a Democratic aide later said the plan, written by White House adviser Stephen Miller, an immigration hard-liner, is believed to have been drafted before Trump had dinner with Schumer and Pelosi on Sept. 13…..
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