When DonaldTrump ran for election, we all knew one thing for sure…This was literally the guy who wrote the book on how to make a deal. And although the media will not give him credit for it, it looks like he is just about to broker the best possible deal on immigration reform that will get support from both Republicans and Democrats.
Since announcing that the House has 6 months to figure out what to do with DACA, he has been playing his cards close to his chest; letting both sides fight each other. But here is where his magic comes in…
If the Democrats want some kind of deal to protect so-called Dreamers, they’ll have to give in on some major immigration reforms.
As reported in the New York Times:
Before agreeing to provide legal status for 800,000 young immigrants brought here illegally as children, Mr. Trump will insist on the construction of a wall across the southern border, the hiring of 10,000 immigration agents, tougher laws for those seeking asylum and denial of federal grants to “sanctuary cities,” officials said.
The White House is also demanding the use of the E-Verify program by companies to keep illegal immigrants from getting jobs, an end to people bringing their extended family into the United States, and a hardening of the border against thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America. Such a move would shut down loopholes that encourage parents from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to send their children illegally into the United States, where many of them melt into American communities and become undocumented immigrants.
And now Dems have a choice. Back his reform agenda or give up on the 800,000 Dreamers they claim to represent. It’s quite brilliant!