By: Brian J Evans
As Senate Republicans fight to reopen the government, Democrats led by Chuck Schumer are demanding that DACA Dreamer’s be granted amnesty before they break the filibuster and allow our government to be reopened. Meanwhile, our military troops are putting their lives on the line without pay, border security work without pay, numerous programs are shut down, and Children’s Healthcare Insurance Program (CHIP) will be closed as funds run out.
Sunday morning, President Trump was increasingly frustrated that the Democrats would shut down the government and called on the Republicans to end the filibuster of 60 votes and re-open the government. The nuclear option (60 vote fillibuster rule) would then require a simple majority of Congress, and the Republicans would be able to reopen the government. McConnell said he did not want to employ the nuclear option, and end the 60 vote fillibuster rule, and last night (Sunday January 21, 2018) Mitch McConnell offered Schumer and his democrat colleagues a deal. He offered to reopen the government for three weeks, and to spend that time on the DACA negotiations. Schumer and the democrats refused, thus cornering the Republicans. As a result, there will be a vote today (Monday, January 22, 2018), but it will be likely that the government remains closed, and Republicans will have their hand forced. McConnell, will likely have no option but to employ the nuclear option to reopen the government without the Democrats.
This shutdown, now termed the #SchumerShutdown will have devastating implications in the fall for the Democrat Party, so why would they fight so hard, and put so much on the line for themselves and for Americans. As it turns out, simply because they have to for survival of their Party. They have been losing Governorships, Senate Seats, House Seats, State Congressional Seats, and last year the Presidency. Now, a leaked strategy memo from the Democrats think tank warns that their Party is about to face electoral failure across the board if they don’t fight with all their might for the DACA illegal immigrants that President Obama named Dreamers. The Obama Administration named them DREAMers based on DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act. It was designed to give illegal aliens who were brought to the United States immigration amnesty.
The memo clearly states that for the Democrats, they must:
“do whatever it takes to ensure they remain in this country”
The memo was leaked from the Hillary Clinton campaign offices, and was from the ‘Center for American Progress’. The Center for American Progress (CAP) is funded through George Soros, and other Progressive-Socialist organizations, and Elitists. The memo was written by Center for American Progress Action Fund President Jennifer Palmieri and Executive Director Navin Nayak. To understand who they are, Navin Nayak was the Hillary Clinton’s Opinion Research Director, and Palmieri was the communications director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign.
In the memo, it says that Dreamers are:
“critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,”
Shielding DACA beneficiaries from enforced removal is so important to the left-wing agenda that Democrats have to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.”
“The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,” states Palmieri’s memo.
“If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond,” the memo states. “In short, the next few weeks will tell us a lot about the Democratic Party and its long-term electoral prospects.”
As a result of the need that the Progressive-Socialist Democrats and Fabian-Socialist Rinos like Jeff Flake have for new left-wing Progressive voters, they are now putting everything into getting amnesty for as many illegals as possible. As a result, the Democrats are fighting for the Dreamers, the Media portrays the Dreamers as incredible, idolic, and heroic.
In reality, the Heritage Foundation found that:
792,000 (88%) dreamers are over 25 years old.
747,000 (83%) dreamers do not have a college degree
657,000 (73%) dreamers receive welfare or other government aid.
900 (0.1%) dreamers serve in the military.
Therefore, the illegals are less educated and more dependent on government than most Americans, including immigrants who have entered the country legally and taken the established path to citizenship.
According to the nonpartisan Center for Immigration Studies:
49 percent have a high school diploma, even though a majority are now adults.
46 percent possess only “basic” English ability.
24% of DREAMers are functionally illiterate
Democrats have been misrepresenting the Dreamers for years, building them up to be something they’re not. They’ve been using these unfortunate people as pawns in a larger political war to fundamentally transform America.Now, thanks to Jennifer Palmieri’s leaked memo, we now know just how important DACA beneficiaries are to the Left’s plans for the DNC’s future.
Chuck Schumer and Democrats, along with Mainstream Media outlets have portrayed DACA amnesty to be of such urgency, that it must be completed before they will allow Republicans to reopen the government. They have said that the illegal aliens are more important than even the Americans who are putting their lives on the line without pay in the military and along the border.
Despite the Democrats cries of urgency that DACA must be fixed this week, there really is not any imminent legislative emergency, because President Trump gave Congress until this March to resolve and come up with a DACA legislative agreement.
Over this past weekend, President Trump criticized the Democrats over what he coined the “#SchumerShutdown.:
The Congress is set to vote today at noon (Monday January 22, 2018), but it appears that the Democrats will block any stop-gap spending bill that would end the shutdown standoff. Democrats will likely continue to fight against the re-opening of the government. Monday, Democrat Kamala Harris reinforced the Democrats demand that the U.S. Must Protect ‘Dreamers’ in Any Deal to End the Government Shutdown. It is of no surprise, since AMNESTY FOR DREAMERS, THEIR PARENTS, AND OTHER ILLEGALS has been shown to be a necessity for their survival in future elections. They have obviously taken on the approach that ‘If You Cannot Get Enough Votes To Win Elections, Grown New Voters’.
What does this mean for the Government Shutdown? In the end, it will mean that either the Congressional Republicans grant amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants and maybe millions of illegals, or Republicans will have to embrace President Trump’s calls for an end of the 60 vote filibuster rule and return Congress to a simple majority vote. Besides, it may be the only way to make our government function again.
UPDATE MONDAY: Reports coming from Congressional leaders indicate that the Democrats, under pressure from constituents will end the filibuster and re-open the government today (January 22, 2017). Reports indicate that Democrats have finally agreed to accept the Republican’s request to give a three week extension on government funding and use that time to negotiate DACA. It is unclear as to why they have now agreed to the same deal that was offered last week, but indications point to pressure from constituents.
President Trump stated on Tuesday:
As a result, the President has indicated that he expects the Republicans and Democrats to try and work out a DACA deal by February 8th, but the outocome is uncertain. He also used his tweet to send a message to the leadership of both parties that for his support, military and border security is a must, and that holding our government hostage to get amnesty for illegals is certainly not an appropriate way to negotiate a deal.