Trump Offers Immigration Concessions — But Democrats STILL Don’t Like It

President Donald Trump is open to offering 1.8 million illegal aliens a pathway to citizenship if he gets $25 billion to begin building the wall on the southern border, an end to chain immigration beyond spouses and children, and the demise of the so-called diversity visa lottery.

It is a compromise, but is it a concession too far? Is this what the president’s voters want?

From the Daily Signal:

The group of 1.8 million illegal immigrants exceeds the 800,000 illegal immigrants brought to the country as minors who were shielded from deportation under President Barack Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Those 1.8 million illegal immigrants would be on a path to citizenship that the White House estimates would take 10 to 12 years, and would involve work, education, and character requirements.

“Amnesty comes in many forms, but it seems they all eventually grow in size and scope. Any proposal that expands the amnesty-eligible population risks opening pandora’s box, and could lead to a Gang of Eight style negotiation. That should be a non-starter,” said Mike Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America, in a statement.

Senator James Lankford, a Republican, said that ignoring “immigration problems” are a form of amnesty and believes this proposal is a “a solid framework for immigration reform that provides a responsible solution for DACA, border security, and other immigration issues.”

Does the GOP have a choice? In any case, liberal lawmakers are more concerned about amnesty for illegal aliens and less about border security. No “America first” for them.

What do you think?

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  1. I don’t like the President’s plan, but I’ll wait and see what he’s thinking but not saying. His proposal has already shown the Gimmecrats up for what they are: weasels who will sell American citizens down the river in order to import new voters to rescue their crumbling, anti-American political party. I believe he’s a helluva lot smarter than any of them, and may be making a bet that the Gimmies will go to the mat and allow him to simply order DACA terminated on March 8th, the date he set for coming up with a deal.

  2. No Concessions! We can’t pick and choose which laws to enforce!
    Just like AG Sessions told the sanctuary cities.

  3. Dems & RINOs want to make America POOR again. If they cared about DACAs, they would accept Pres. Trump’s plan with hugs & kisses. Unless we enforce existing laws FIRST, we have no country. My grandparents were legal immigrants from Ukraine & Latvia. They assimilated completely; they spoke only English with me.

  4. If DACA was an illegal act by Obama, why are we legalizing it now instead of following existing immigration law? And, why do we have to give Dems concessions to get them to agree to a wall? Seems the issue is with braindead McConnell and that 60 vote rule; it’s a rule that can be changed-not a law. Make him change the rule, and get the Senate to get on board with their voters. If the DACAs were brought here through no fault of their own, that means they have a country. The same country as their parents. It’s not our fault their parents didn’t raise them in their own country instead of keeping them here illegally. I’m not going to give any disclaimer that I am a caring American. The DACAs need to go home, then they can come back here and do it legally. Build the wall. End chain migration. Get rid of the diversity visa lottery. It makes sense to me, and it’s what we voted for. If you give them a path to citizenship, but they can’t vote for 10 or 12 years, the Dems will figure out a way to help them vote illegally, or they will force our surrender monkeys to give them some special status so they can vote without citizenship by 2020.