Elder Patriot – On September 13th Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi emerged from a dinner meeting with President Trump and issued a statement claiming that the president “agreed to enshrine protections of DACA into law and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.”
At the time we reported that it was a betrayal of confidential discussions typical of the two despicable Democrat leaders who trusted the mainstream media to disappoint Trump’s base.
We pointed out that Trump had baited the two foreigner leaders and they ran head first to the microphones to reassure the South American wing of their party that they had won the amnesty battle. Now if Schumer and Pelosi fail to deliver they will suffer the wrath of what remains of the Democrat base.
Yesterday, President Trump submitted to Congress what he wants in return. It’s a 70-point security enforcement plan that includes strict reforms eliminating loopholes illegal immigrants exploit to stay in the United States.
Here are the highlights that include 27 changes to how border security is enforced, 39 enhancements to interior enforcement, and 4 major changes to the law governing legal immigration. The intention is to put some teeth into our obviously failed immigration system by improving security at the border as well as speeding deportations of those found in the country’s interior:
- A fully funded border wall
- An huge increase in deportation agents
- Strict limits on chain migration
- A crackdown on sanctuary cities
- Permitting federal agents broader latitude to turn illegal immigrants away at the border
- Permitting federal agents broader latitude to detain illegal immigrants when they’ve been identified in the interior
- Streamlining the deportation process
A statement from a senior White House official following the announcement confirms our contention that Trump was playing Schumer and Pelosi all along:
“Anything that is done addressing the status of DACA recipients needs to include these three reforms and solve these three problems. If you don’t solve these problems then you’re not going to have a secure border, you’re not going to have a lawful immigration system and you’re not going to be able to protect American workers.”
Contrary to how the mainstream media will portray this it was not a knee-jerk reaction by a mean-spirited, heartless man. Rather, the president’s 70-point plan was arrived at after extensive research and considerable consideration.
His administration had reached out and received input from the Departments of Justice, State and Labor as well as the three main immigration agencies at Homeland Security. The plan was then crafted after the White House had been advised of the tools they needed to finally get a handle on illegal immigration.
Now listen to another mean-spirited and heartless man from not too long ago:
That was former president, and liberal icon Bill Clinton during a State of the Union address to Congress.
We told you that immigrant-“rights” advocates shouldn’t have trusted Schumer and Pelosi following their dinner with the president. After all, many of the changes President Trump has included in the proposal that was submitted to Congress have already received bi-partisan support in other bills under other administrations.
In fact, Obama’s 2013 immigration bill passed the Senate with every Democrat voting aye. That bill included:
- An increase in fencing along the border
- The cancellation of the annual visa lottery that randomly awards entry to 50,000 immigrants
- Making E-Verify mandatory for all businesses as a condition of employment
- Massively increasing the number of federal border control agents
As we predicted Trump has placed the fate of Obama’s illegal DACA recipients squarely in the Democrats court. They created the problem, along with RINO’s like John McCain. Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, and Jeff Flake who refused to do anything to stop it and now they will be forced to defend the about turn they are expected to make.
The president’s recommendations will force these establishmentarians to reveal themselves for everyone to see.
Trump has offered them the chance to show compassion for the 800,000 DACA recipients that they allowed Obama to create under their watch but it will require them to finally put some teeth into protecting American workers who have been afforded no similar compassion by these scurrilous politicians.
Those defending the immigration status quo point to the contributions immigrants have made to our society. It’s important to consider these contributions carefully as we contemplate tightening our borders. These include:
- Massively increasing our federal, state, and municipal debt
- Displacing millions of American workers
- Suppressing the wages of all Americans
- Unnecessary crime
- Gross expansion of our Welfare system
- Gross expansion of public services – police, fire, schools, emergency room care, etc.
Trump had made immigration reform and restoring American sovereignty a centerpiece of his campaign. As with everything else he will have to fight tooth and nail against a Congress that has consistently done the work of immigrants – legal and illegal – over protecting the rights of American citizens.
The “compassion” debate will soon break Congress into two equally compassionate groups; those who put the citizens of other countries ahead of our own citizens, and those who still believe – as Bill Clinton and a unified Congress did only two decades ago – that Washington’s first obligation is to the citizens who elected them.
Trump can’t expect much help from the current crop of Senators and Representatives but he has given a new wave of pro-American conservative challengers the issue they need going into the 2018 mid-term elections.
Our president continues playing 4-D chess against politicians who haven’t advanced beyond the two-dimensional playing board.