Immigration advocates are increasingly optimistic that a deal can be reached in the House before year's end to provide permanent protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally.
Both Democrats and Republicans point to a flurry of working groups and bipartisan discussions on a replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as signs that a majority of House members want to see legislation on the floor and would vote for it.
Both Boehner and Cantor were too weak on the immigration issue to retain their leadership positions in the House. Then we had a presidential election in which the Republican party ignored a crowded field, many of whom were historical advocates of DACA amnesty, in favor of a non-politician and business/media figure who made the immigration issue and his hard-line position on it the center of his campaign. And he won the nomination.
In the election he faced someone who openly advocated for more immigration and amnesty, Hillary Clinton. Again, he made immigration one of the major issues of the campaign. And he won again. His party, moreover, retained control over both the Senate and the House.
And his party intends to ... pass amnesty?
On what planet does this make sense?
(Obviously, a planet in which the Republican party no longer controls the House and Senate following the 2018 elections. Just saying.)
This entry was published Wed Dec 06 03:06:55 CST 2017 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2017-12-06 03:06:55.0.