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Donald Trump proposes a pathway to citizenship for ‘dreamers’ in return for immigration concessions from the Democrats

January 25, 2018

  According to this story, Donald Trump has made a new immigration proposal to the Congress which would include a pathway to citizenship for “dreamers” in return for border wall funding and other concessions from the Democrats. Here is more:

President Donald Trump proposed a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, if lawmakers agree to create a $25 billion fund to expand barriers along the Mexican border and implement other deep changes to the immigration system.

The White House proposal, presented to Senate leaders and congressional aides on Thursday, would restrict family-based immigration, the channel by which most immigrants have come to the U.S. for the past half-century. It also calls for an end to a lottery program that randomly awards 50,000 green cards annually to foreigners from countries underrepresented in U.S. immigration.

“This represents a dramatic concession by the White House to get to 60 votes from the Senate,” a senior administration official said, describing the bill as a “compromise on many fronts.”

   Under the DACA program recipients are given legal status but do not have a pathway to citizenship so this is a major concession to the Democrats. And beyond that, in addition to the 690,000 DACA recipients the pathway to citizenship would be extended to people who did not apply for DACA–bringing the number up to 1.8 million.

  Also included in Donald Trump’s proposal is an end to chain migration and the visa lottery program. 

  I had come to the realization that trading DACA for border security, ending chain migration and the visa lottery was probably the best deal we could hope for but this goes beyond that and I believe if this ever passes Donald Trump’s base will erode.

  Sure, Donald Trump would be making good on one of his biggest campaign promises but will that be enough to keep his base happy if he concedes citizenship to the “dreamers?” I do not think it will be.

  I think this will so inflame his base that they will stay home in 2018, leading to a Democratic takeover of the Congress, and quite possibly make him a one term President.

  But the question remains, will the Democrats go along with this plan? Much like the Republicans used Obamacare as a political pawn with no real desire to repeal the legislation, I believe the Democrats are more interested in using the “dreamers” as political pawns than they are in helping them. If the Democrats let the opportunity to grant citizenship to “dreamers” slip away from them they could face backlash as well. 

  Donald Trump has called the Democrats’ bluff and it will be interesting to see how this whole thing plays out. 

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. Fergus permalink
    January 25, 2018 9:59 pm

    I really never know what to believe of Trump. If he proposes an amnesty he demonstrates he is the same as all the rest.

    If the government approves it we all know the rule of law is dead and only fools obey it.

    Liked by 3 people

    • January 25, 2018 10:02 pm

      I have been leery about Trump’s position on amnesty from the beginning and he is starting to make my concerns seem well founded.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. petermac3 permalink
    January 25, 2018 10:53 pm

    Here we go again. His on again off again stances remind me of The Clash song from the early 80’s, “Should I Stay Or Should I Go.”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. January 25, 2018 11:23 pm

    There are many illegal who were eligible to apply for DACA but they failed to register.

    “About one-third of the 154,200 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients whose two-year permits are set to expire … have not applied for renewal” Their mistake!

    This is the number we should cast in stone. Anyone else 800,000 + needs to be arrested and deported. Illegal aliens is a world wide problem.

    Here is a video about Germany, but s applicable to the US.

    Liked by 2 people

    • January 26, 2018 6:27 am

      I think if they fail to register or renew they should be deported. They were given a chance for protection and they did not care enough to make sure they were in the program.


  4. Brittius permalink
    January 26, 2018 4:57 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. January 26, 2018 8:13 am

    For your weekend viewing

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 26, 2018 8:01 pm

      Thanks for sharing this, I haven’t had time to watch the whole thing yet but I will try to tomorrow.


  6. January 26, 2018 1:51 pm

    ILLEGALs ARE ILLEGALS what’s ‘so difficult’ about that??
    If ALL THE TRAITORS in positions of Govt. were GITMOed ~ like they should be this wouldn’t even be a topic.
    All this shows me is there’s a strong bent on allowing UnLawFull to Reign and Rule.
    In our heart of hearts we “want” GOODNESS to regain, but we find that ‘another’ force working viciously against that happening [God calls it “sin” ~ being separated from HIM]. The ‘weed mentality’ that’s constantly growing to control and snuff out godly characteristics.
    When ‘sinners’ are in a position of leadership and ruling, they do not adhere to Constitutional Laws and Regulations, rather are ‘bent’ on rewriting, dismissing or deleting them ~ manifesting ‘HELL on earth.’
    There IS NO compromising with Liars, Cheaters and Whoremongers, which is the platform of many in this UN-America Govt.& Judicial ~ both Dem*s and Repubs.
    Back in Jesus’ day the Bible talks about those who were possessed by devils. This still goes on today and most of them are in leadership positions of one kind or another. Why else would they want ‘what’s NOT good for a Nation’ but rather their own fleshly desires being the goal.
    Here’s an example of the mindset that is “determined” to rule this world and people .. those left that is after DePop is achieved.
    The “spiritual” unseen realm taking over Gravity Falls. Illegals of a different dimension and they have no care about godliness. Same ‘spirit’ working in the minds and seared hearts of TRAITORS today.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 26, 2018 8:06 pm

      “Gravity Falls” is very troubling cartoon aimed at the youth. I have seen a couple of episodes and it is troubling to say the least. It is interesting that in this video “Dollar Bill” says he is the new master because we know what the Bible says about serving two master–God and money.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. kdocburgess permalink
    January 26, 2018 6:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Deplorables Seeking Justice-DSJ and commented:
    Calling the bluff…

    Liked by 1 person


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