Remember when Trump made this speech. Those were the days.
In a moment of excitement for Trumps base, the Trump administration has decided over the Labor Day weekend, to stop accepting applications for DACA as of Tuesday this week. Stating that:
As President, my highest duty is to defend the American people and the Constitution of the United States of America. At the same time, I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws.
Sounds good to me, even though DACA participants aren’t children. But hey, he is gong to remove those illegals. Trumps continues:
In June of 2012, President Obama bypassed Congress to give work permits, social security numbers, and federal benefits to approximately 800,000 illegal immigrants currently between the ages of 15 and 36. The typical recipients of this executive amnesty, known as DACA, are in their twenties. Legislation offering these same benefits had been introduced in Congress on numerous occasions and rejected each time.
OOOH yeah, legal reasons behind it. Looked like Trump was going to deport these people and fight it in court. He goes on:
Therefore, in the best interests of our country, and in keeping with the obligations of my office, the Department of Homeland Security will begin an orderly transition and wind-down of DACA, one that provides minimum disruption. While new applications for work permits will not be accepted, all existing work permits will be honored until their date of expiration up to two full years from today. Furthermore, applications already in the pipeline will be processed, as will renewal applications for those facing near-term expiration. This is a gradual process, not a sudden phase out. Permits will not begin to expire for another six months, and will remain active for up to 24 months. Thus, in effect, I am not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act.
Aaand there it is! This is an attempt to get congress to pass amnesty. Once this statement was made there was this idea floated that this was a way to setup GOP cucks in congress. The idea is that the GOP has shit the bed on ObamaCare and tax reform which were two of the GOP’s biggest sticking points. So if the GOP is going to pass amnesty, which they fought hard against in the Obama administration, then these people will out themselves as shills. This hinges on the assumption that Trump would veto and make these people look stupid during their mid-terms.
This idea gained more fervor when Trump sided with the Democrats on a debt ceiling. This ceiling puts the deadline only three months down the road. This would make it a huge political issue during the mid-term elections. The Republicans wanted a debt ceiling that had a year long-term solution past the mid-term. So it would appear Trump is setting these guys up. Especially if they refuse funding on the wall. Giving Trump-friendly GOP challengers a leg up in the mid-terms.
Then Trump made this tweet:
Okay, that’s a little weird, but maybe he is just setting up cucks still. Then we find out Trump was talking to Democrats on bipartisan solutions:
He picked up the phone and called the two Democratic congressional leaders, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California. “The press has been incredible,” he gushed to Ms. Pelosi, according to someone briefed on their call. He was equally effusive with Mr. Schumer, boasting that even Fox News was positive.
A few hours later, Mr. Trump went on TV himself, vowing to turn a one-time spending-and-debt deal brokered out of expediency into a more enduring bipartisan alliance that could transform his presidency. He signaled openness to a Democratic proposal to eliminate the perennial showdowns over the debt ceiling, and he repeated his desire to cut a deal to protect younger illegal immigrants from deportation.
Ugh….Now he wants to for sure defend these illegals from deportation. It only took him around eight months to completely make an about face on immigration. Then to top it off congress has drafted up the Dream Act. Trump even offered to help with the Dream Act. In other words our optimism is completely unwarranted. Trump was a false flag. If he cannot remove people that have committed crimes, he is not going to use the legal system to reduce immigration.