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Trump Wants a “Bill of Love” on DACA

Uh oh. See what I’m talking about? This is the danger for President Trump. Deprive him of people like Steve Bannon and others who understand why the Republican base voted for him, and he starts to sound like the Bushes.

“We are here today to advance bipartisan immigration reform that serves the needs of the American families, workers and taxpayers. It’s DACA,” Trump said a meeting on DACA at the White House. “Maybe we can do something. We have a lot of good people in this room, a lot of people that have a great spirit for taking care of people we represent.”

The gathering included leading Senate Democrats, like Richard Durbin, and pro-amnesty Republican senators like Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham.

“I am very much reliant on the people in this room,” Trump said. He is? Why? 

“I have great confidence . . . if they come to me with things I’m not in love with, I’m going to do it because I respect them,” he said.

He does? Why?

He added: “I feel having the Democrats in with us is absolutely vital because it should be a bipartisan bill. It should be a bill of love. Truly. It should be a bill of love. But it also has to be a bill where we’re able to secure our border. Drugs are pouring into our country at a record pace. A lot of people coming in that we can’t have.”

Trump also continued to insist on a wall with Mexico. But he noted it did not have to extend over the entire border because of natural landmarks like rivers and mountains.

Here’s Trump earlier today.

Oh, I’m sorry, this is Trump.

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12 Responses to Trump Wants a “Bill of Love” on DACA

  1. He wants that wall. Period. It won’t come freely, and he doesn’t want to use everything to get it.
    Let’s wait and see how a bi-partisan group can come up with something that everyone hates and everyone loves.

  2. I think the real headline here was the fact that he had an open, transparent meeting like this, with both sides airing their opinions…it was fascinating to watch.

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t surprise me some people are choosing to focus on other things.

  3. Illegal immigration is three evils for the price of one.

    The ones that DON’T work, by and large, end up as public charges. The citizenry is taxed to foot the bill, pays more than it otherwise would, and is poorer as a result.

    The ones that DO work, depress wages at the low end of the scale. That drives down wages for a lot of jobs in accommodation, service, and retail, which employ a lot of Americans. So, the citizenry is making less money than it otherwise would, and is, wait for it, poorer as a result.

    On top of all that, too many of the illegals are permitted to vote, and they almost invariably vote for the Democrats, whose entire public policy of late can best be summed up as “robbing individual Peter to pay for collective Paul.” (h/t Rudyard Kipling)

    Illegal immigration costs the citizenry more in taxes; causes them to earn less in wages; and fuels the power of godless collectivism, which is anathema to individual liberty.

    And note well that I’m not even addressing the national security implications, which are perhaps even more dire than any of what I HAVE addressed.

    There can be, nay, there MUST be, no compromise on this issue. Illegal immigration must be, if not completely stopped, then at least reduced to a minimum. American sovereignty, and ultimately American liberty, depend on it.

  4. I am confused about why the Dems and Repubs love the DACAs so much. Every group of illegals has a sob story. Give them legalization and the next story will be “the DACA kids need their parents” and eventually “the DACA kids’ kids need their grandparents.”

    Any legalization of illegal immigrants will just bring us more illegals.

  5. Elected representatives are our employees. As their employer I deeply resent paying their salaries and perks while they work tenaciously on legislation that will reward vs penalize the illegal aliens they allowed to invade and then roam our country with impunity.

    Trump, along with 435 members of the House and 100 Senators have violated their sworn oath of office and federal law. It is their gross and willful dereliction of duty that has caused the chaos and anarchy that exists in our country today. In rewarding DACA/Dreamers we also reward the criminal activity of every elected official.

  6. Voters want the Wall — that’s true across the board whatever the alleged “polls” say. If the Gimmecrats want to shut down the gov over the issue, let ’em — it’s their fan the fecal flood will hit, not Trumps. But if he caves on the wall — timely and fully funded — he cannot count on a second term.

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