Trump to Schumer, Pelosi, & Dems: Checkmate on DACA, Border Wall, and Immigration Reform

Elder Patriot – President Trump has brilliantly played Democrat leadership and is on the verge of winning more than just a tradeoff of DACA amnesty in exchange for a wall along our southern border with Mexico.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer could’ve walked a way with a win for more than the 800,000 DACA recipients had he not opted to shut the government down.  Trump had generously offered Schumer amnesty for up to 1.8 million illegal aliens.  In exchange Trump demanded funding for the border wall, an end to chain migration, an end to the visa lottery and other concessions aimed at making America safer, more secure, and that a repeat of this immigration standoff wouldn’t happen again.

Instead Schumer took a withering beating over the weekend of the shutdown from voters who overwhelmingly chose President Trump’s position over the position of the top Senate Democrat.  This was to be expected but Schumer was relying on the mainstream media matrix to turn public opinion in his favor.

It was a gross miscalculation by a reputedly “brilliant’ and “seasoned” politician. 

Trump, who was elected largely because he was so outspoken on these policy positions knew he was on solid ground before the Schumer shutdown, but after Schumer caved and the president’s State of the Union address had been processed by the voters he had Schumer, Pelosi, the entire Democratic Party, and the DACA hopefuls, at his mercy.

Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn compiled the polling data that was released almost simultaneously to Trump’s SOTU

+.  Penn found that an astounding 81% of respondents want much lower levels of all forms of immigration.

The poll found that:

  • 65 percent of Americans support a DACA deal that ends chain migration, eliminates the random visa lottery and secures the border with a wall. 
  • Nearly 70 percent of Americans oppose the visa lottery, which allows immigrants to be picked at random for entry into the country.
  • 80 percent of Americans believe that immigration should be based on merit and skills, not just family ties.
  • 80 percent want secure borders rather than open borders. 
  • 60 percent of Americans believe that even if dreamers are allowed to stay, they should not be given preference to bring relatives to the United States.
  • 61 percent think that current border security is inadequate.
  • 54 percent support a physical barrier along the southern U.S. border. 

But the fallout to Schumer, Pelosi, et al has been even worse than that.  The DACA hopefuls, aware of President Trump’s generous offer, turned on the Democrats for not taking the deal.

Not only did “Dreamers” and other illegal aliens storm Schumer’s NY residence after he crawled back to Congress to reopen the government but the more level headed Dreamers realized that Democrats never had any intentions of addressing their needs.

Keep in mind that from January 2009 to January 2011, Democrats controlled the White House, the House and held a 60-vote filibuster proof majority in the Senate that rendered Republicans powerless to stop them from granting amnesty to anyone and everyone had the chosen to do so.

One such Dreamer, Hilario Yanez said that Dreamers are coming to understand that Democrats’ have no intention of helping them if it means compromising with Republicans.

Yanez actually thanked President Trump for his compassion and courage:

Yanez is a Mexican native who was brought here when he was one year old.

Here is his full message:


“Let me begin by first thanking Donald Trump for his leadership, compassion, and also the courage to take on this issue.

“Here’s a guy who wants to provide a pathway to citizenship for me and really make a difference in my life

“I believe we need to have border security to make sure this doesn’t happen again.  And if the wall is necessary to add an extra layer of protections for the border patrol to do their job in a safe and responsible manner then I think it is necessary to fund it.

“The last couple of points are, the diversity lottery – I think it is outdated.  I think it is time for people who want to come to the United States for us to focus on skills so that they can contribute to the American economy right away.

“The Republicans are really in a unique position to lead on this and really provide immigration reform.”

When Yanez was asked how he thought Democrats had acquitted themselves in defending his rights he didn’t hesitate:

“Three points I want to make about that:

“Number one is that the Democratic leadership, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, have no clear message.  They have been using us as pawns.

“The second point is that they should’ve never shut down the government over DACA.  We should’ve never held our American people hostage and our military hostage. 

“And the last thing is that Democrats owned all three branches of government back in 2008-2011 and they still chose not to do anything.

“At this point I’m quite frustrated with the Democratic leadership.”

Other illegal immigrants are threatening to leave the country on their own rather than face deportation:

“I want to be able to leave on my terms. I’m not going to be waiting for anyone to come for me,” Alex Velez told CNN.

So while the mainstream media insists that President Trump is in over his head and that his deal making skills aren’t all that he brags they are, Trump sat down to play poker with Schumer and he got up with all of his and Schumer’s chips as well as the clothes Schumer sat down with.