Last week it was to accept what was seen by many stunned Republicans as a bad deal to only keep funding the government for three months rather than 18.
Trump’s tweets about not sending back DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) “kids” (many of whom are grown and serving in the military and holding jobs, as Trump asserted) and his meeting with Senator Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to work on immigration reform has set off a firestorm in the Trump base. Most importantly, it would enable about 690,000 dreamers, American in all but the legal sense, to get on with leading productive, fulfilling lives absent the threat of harassment and removal. The discussion focused on DACA.
What shocked Republicans most about that announcement wasn’t that the President had agreed to protect the undocumented child migrants, despite only having stripped away their protections last week by revoking DACA, but that in doing so he’d tossed away his biggest bargaining chip – funding for a border wall with Mexico.
Trump, however, started Friday with a series of tweets appealing to conservatives and wrote in one, “CHAIN MIGRATION can not be allowed to be part of any legislation on Immigration!”
If a deal risks alienating the president’s base, said Sen. “No promise is credible”, Mr King lamented.
Pelosi, Schumer and Trump agreed to “work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides”, the joint statement read.
Was it a “deal” or an “agreement”?
People want to see that happen”, Trump said, adding: “The wall will come later. The accompanying article asserted that “instead, the new president of the United States (POTUS) shows an indefatigable commitment to his “Make America Great Again” agenda – which included toughness on immigration, crime, trade and the border wall”. The president likes to call it DACA.
Reports of a deal between Donald Trump and Democratic leaders to protect undocumented migrants who arrived in the U.S. as children have generated ripples of doubt among the president’s supporters, some of whom were alarmed by Trump’s statement on Thursday that “a wall will come later”.
As for the border wall, which Trump insists will be built, Short pointed to the Secure Fence Act of 2006. But he pointedly said a border wall, which is staunchly opposed by Democrats, could come later.
The Trump administration will not be discussing amnesty.
“Some analysts viewed the Utah Republican’s comments as the beginning of what could be a widening rift among Republicans in the Senate, House and White House that could jeopardize hopes of completing the first overhaul of the tax code in 31 years before January”. DACA was illegal. The President took the responsible action, and now this is in the hands of Congress to put something on the President’s desk. Yet Trump became the nominee because none of the other 16 candidates were able to break down some of those entrenched differences between the party’s factions.
Trump has tested the limits of his supporters’ loyalty before, often to find that they were unshaken by his policy reversals.
President Donald Trump’s bid to protect hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants will likely not include a path to citizenship and be coupled with a decrease in legal immigration, according to the White House’s legislative director.
“At this point, who DOESN’T want Trump impeached?” conservative commentator Ann Coulter remarked on Twitter.
“We voted for Donald Trump because we wanted something different than what Hillary Clinton was gonna give this country. and the deal that we heard coming out of the White House.it’s what we would expect Hillary Clinton to give us”, Martin said.