Of Dreamers and Walls

Washington TimesBipartisan negotiators are looking at a plan that would pay for as little as 10 percent of President Trump’s border wall in exchange for legalizing 1.8 million illegal immigrant “Dreamers,” one of the senators involved in the talks said Thursday night.

Sen. Thom Tillis, North Carolina Republican, said there appears to be consensus on the 1.8 million number, and said they are willing to authorize up to $25 billion for fencing — though they’ll only allocate $2.5 billion to $5 billion in real money.

Last I checked, there were about 800,000 registered aliens in the DACA program, often called "Dreamers" for deceptive political purposes. Trump offered about twice that number (registered DACA recipients and "potential" DACA recipients who did not in fact sign up).

By my math, if a Dreamer amnesty equals a wall, Trump should get funding for two border walls. Buy one, get one free. Maybe we can build one along the Canadian border when the one along the Mexican border is finished.

Trump should veto any budget bill that includes amnesty and does not include funding -- real money, not "authorized", since it's been "authorized" since the Bush presidency.

This entry was published Sun Feb 11 09:53:09 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-02-11 09:53:09.0. [Tweet]

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