Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are foaming at the mouth today after the week started off with a shot across the Democrat bow from the White House.
After President Trump’s not-so-public meeting with both on immigration, the takeaway was that he had caved on DACA and would go along with Democrat plans for some sort of amnesty.
But those hopes and dreams were dashed after Trump unveiled his 70-point immigration enforcement plan that includes massive increases in border security — including the wall — more internal enforcement, an end to various modes of visa violations, faux-asylum seeking and much more.
The kicker is that Trump pledged to support a DACA fix from Congress only if these enforcement details are included, which Democrats won’t agree to.
They’ll be just peachy keen with letting any DACA fix crash and burn so they can blame it on Republicans.
Here’s more from Washington Times…
Determined to finally solve illegal immigration, the White House submitted a 70-point enforcement plan to Congress Sunday proposing the stiffest reforms ever offered by an administration — including a massive rewrite of the law in order to eliminate loopholes illegal immigrants have exploited to gain a foothold in the U.S.
The plans, seen by The Washington Times, include President Trump’s calls for a border wall, more deportation agents, a crackdown on sanctuary cities and stricter limits to chain migration — all issues the White House says need to be part of any bill Congress passes to legalize illegal immigrant “Dreamers” currently protected by the Obama-era deportation amnesty known as DACA.
But the plans break serious new ground on the legal front, giving federal agents more leeway to deny illegal immigrants at the border, to arrest and hold them when they’re spotted in the interior, and to deport them more speedily. The goal, the White House said, is to ensure major changes to border security, interior enforcement and the legal immigration system.
“Anything that is done addressing the status of DACA recipients needs to include these three reforms and solve these three problems,” a senior White House official told The Times. “If you don’t solve these problems then you’re not going to have a secure border, you’re not going to have a lawful immigration system and you’re not going to be able to protect American workers.”