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Trump administration opens up the door for citizenship for Dreamers

October 3, 2017

  donald-trumpThe Democrats have done a masterful job at misrepresenting what Donald Trump did when he announced he was ending the DACA program in six months. Democrats claimed this meant that deportations would start immediately and dreamers would be separated from their families by the heartless white nationalist in the White House. In reality he gave the Congress time to make the DACA program permanent as he signaled shortly thereafter.

  Now it is being reported in this story that the Trump administration is opening up the door to not only grant the dreamers amnesty but to also provide them with a pathway to citizenship. Here is more:

Top administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that illegal immigrant Dreamers should be granted a full pathway to citizenship, seemingly contradicting President Trump who said last month that citizenship wasn’t on the table.

Michael Dougherty, assistance Homeland Security secretary for strategy and policy, said the nearly 700,000 Dreamers currently protected by DACA have earned it.

“They’re a benefit to the country, as are many immigrants coming in,” he said. “They are a valuable contribution to our society. We need to regularize their status through some legal means.”

Pressed by Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, about whether that status should stop short of citizenship, Mr. Dougherty said citizenship has to be available to Dreamers.

“Creating second-class citizens or people who are never able to naturalize is not a good model,” he said. He said Mr. Trump shares that view.

  When Donald Trump began to feel a little heat from his base for seemingly beginning to flip-flop on this issue he assured them that “we’re not looking at citizenship. We’re not looking at amnesty. We’re looking at allowing people to stay here.” 

  Of course that statement is contradictory: looking at allowing people to stay here is amnesty, but still citizenship was supposedly off the table. Not any more apparently. Barack Obama was a master of saying one thing while doing another and it looks as if Donald Trump also has that “gift.”

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Brittius permalink
    October 3, 2017 7:38 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  2. October 4, 2017 1:33 pm

    “GOP lawmakers who dined with Donald Trump at the White House said Tuesday the president denied making a deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to protect immigrants brought here illegally as kids.”
    “There’s no deal. President Trump said there’s no deal. John Kelly, who attended that dinner, said there’s no deal,” Cotton said. “So there has to be a negotiation that occurs, in the House, in the Senate.” UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

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    • October 4, 2017 6:45 pm

      I guess we will just have to wait and see what comes from this. I have always believed Trump wanted amnesty despite his campaign promise.

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