There are the so-called “Dreamers,” brought into the United States illegally by their parents, that Barack Obama protected from federal law. Then there’s the border wall on which President Trump campaigned. And don’t forget the fights erupting over “sanctuary” cities and states . . .
Trump electrified Washington when he recently tweeted:
Democrats are doing nothing for DACA – just interested in politics. DACA activists and Hispanics will go hard against Dems, will start “falling in love” with Republicans and their President! We are about RESULTS.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
The statement would suggest the president will push for amnesty as part of any comprehensive immigration deal.
However, he may also be using DACA as a bargaining chip to achieve other priorities on immigration, such as the introduction of a merit-based system and funding for the border wall.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, argues there should be no DACA amnesty in the upcoming government funding bill. (Read more from “Trump ‘Falling in Love’ With Amnesty for Illegals?” HERE)