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The Coach’s Team (TCT) offers the best in conservative essays along with articles taken from various internet sites. The victory of Donald Trump has provided a God-sent opportunity to reverse the years of willful damage done our nation by Barack Hussein Obama.
Democrats have promised to shut the
government down if DACA is not included in the budget bill. The
president refused to sign off on a spending agreement reached in the
Senate that would have included DACA legislation, calling the Democrats'
bluff. Speaker Paul Ryan said at a Wisconsin political event that
there would be no deal with Democrats on DACA legislation, which would legalize
hundreds of thousands of children of illegal aliens. He also said
there would be no government shutdown when Washington hits the deadline of
January 19 to pass a spending bill.
Trump has backed Democrats against
the wall. By stipulating that there would be no relief for DREAMers
without a major overhaul of the immigration system, Trump is upping the ante to
get what he wants on border security and immigration reform by separating DACA
from the spending bill. The opposition will have far less leverage
if Republicans can pass a temporary spending bill, probably funding the
government into March.
Meanwhile, Ryan sounded confident
that a stopgap spending bill can be passed.
The speaker said the spending
legislation to keep the government open would be another short-term bill to
give lawmakers more time to hash out final details. He said he's
confident they will reach a long-term spending agreement at some point, even if
he can't say when. "I think we'll get a down payment on some of
these problems and keep fighting, keep working to get the rest of it
Ryan said he didn't think there would
be a government shutdown, adding that Republicans and Democrats are making
progress on spending caps.
Trump apparently believes he will
have one shot to reform our broken immigration system and wants a more
comprehensive approach. The proposed deal that the president
rejected wasn't broad enough.
The proposal presented by the
bipartisan Gang of Six was a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants [sic;
should be "illegal aliens" –ed.] who came to the [U.S.] as
children – beyond just those who were enrolled in DACA when it ended, according
to lawmakers and sources familiar with the meeting.
border security, limits to the
ability of recipients to sponsor family members[,] and an end to the diversity
lottery and reallocation of those visas in part to cover people who were under
Temporary Protected Status.
Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David
Perdue and Republican Reps. Bob Goodlatte, Kevin McCarthy[,] and Mario
Diaz-Balart were also at the Trump meeting on Thursday. Cotton,
Perdue, Goodlatte[,] and McCarthy pushed back at the Durbin and Graham proposal.
Durbin and Graham: 1 leftist, 1 sellout
Ryan may or may not have the votes to
pass a short-term spending bill. He may just be whistling past the
graveyard. But Democrats are well and truly trapped between their
base of supporters who demand that DACA legislation be attached to the spending
bill and the prospect of being blamed for a government shutdown. The
Democrats firmly believe that this is their year to take back the House and
possibly even the Senate. Trump has now changed the game by playing
on that hope, daring the Democrats to refuse to vote for a short-term spending
deal over DREAMers and suffer the electoral consequences.
With DACA authorized through March,
Democrats don't have a leg to stand on when it comes to forcing Republicans to
deal with DACA now. There's no guarantee that the Democrats won't
hold out on immigration reform until the short-term spending agreement expires
in March, but they are likely to get even less if they refuse to deal with
Republicans on immigration reform in the interim.
Everyone – even Democrats – knows
that the immigration system is broken. If Democrats want to be part
of the solution, they are going to have to deal with Trump's demands and hope
they get DACA in return.