By: Brian Evans
President Trump has spent the past month working to find a way to unlock the gridlock that has solidified over the past 9 years in Congress. As career politicians who have come to think of themselves as the ‘Political Elitist’ class in Washington D.C., it has created a division within Congress that has made passing any kind of legislation a near impossibility. President Trump called for a meeting of Republicans and Democrats in the second week of January. A meeting that seemed to be going splendidly, that was until Democrat Senator Dick Durbin chose to run to the Mainstream Media and make a claim that President Trump called third world nations ‘S***hole Countries. A move that has been repudiated by virtually everybody in the room including some Democrats. A move that ultimately killed any deal that was in the works between the two parties. Then, on January 24, President Trump’s White House released an immigration deal that was more generous than what the Democrats originally had requested. It included amnesty for more than double what Obama Administration had set up, increasing the number of illegals being granted amnesty from the original 690,000 illegals to 1.8 million. It also allowed for the illegals to gain amnesty for wives and dependent children. Despite these generous numbers, Democrats like Elizabeth Warren said that Trump “wants to hold them hostage,” and “it’s insulting.” Democrat Luis Gutierrez stated “It would be far cheaper to erect a 50-foot concrete statue of a middle finger and point it towards Latin America.” He went on to say that “a wall and a statue would be equally offensive.” Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), the chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, stated that the proposal is “shameful” and accused the White House of using the DACA program as a “bargaining chip.” She stated that “President Trump is not just trying to shake down Congressional Democrats; he is trying to shake down the American people.” Democrat Senator Dick Durbin said the plan puts a “hardline immigration agenda … on the backs of these young people.” He went on to say that “Dreamers should not be held hostage to President Trump’s crusade to tear families apart and waste billions of American tax dollars on an ineffective wall.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a joint statement Sunday night that “this list goes so far beyond what is reasonable. This proposal fails to represent any attempt at compromise.”
However, President Trump’s immigration plan is quite the opposite. It creates a path to citizenship that would require illegal immigrants to do what has always been expected of immigrants who have immigrated legally into our great nation. It requires them to demonstrate good behavior, work to become educated so they can get a job, and actively try to get a job. It also requires them to prove that they have good moral character. After all, the last thing we need is illegals coming into our country, and committing murder or other crimes against legal American citizens. It gives them 10 to 12 years to meet those requirements before being eligible for citizenship. However, these requirements are considered unreasonable to Democrat Senator Schumer and his Progressive colleagues. They want amnesty granted with little to no wait for citizenship, and no required expectations. However, being legal immigrants have to go through an application process, pass a citizenship test, and wait up to two additional years for citizenship, the Democrats plan would make legal immigration pointless and deter legal immigration.
The other part of the Presidents proposal includes a $25 billion lump sum “trust fund” for a border security “wall system” for not only the Southern border but major security investments on the Northern border as well. This is also a non-starter for the Democrats. Chuck Schumer has fought the President on the wall, calling it un-necessary and said that we should just create a borderless wall. An interesting plan since that is what we already have, and it isn’t working now. Furthermore, increasing security with technology, border patrol, or other means would cost our government more money and a permanent committment, as illegal immigration will likely never end. But, Democrats have fought against funding such measures in the past, and would never make a permanent committment to any such measure. Besides, Democrats are counting on a constant influx of illegals sweeping across our borders. After all, with a dwindling white voting base, and minorities who are beginning to shift more conservative, they need illegals to come into our country, become dependent on government handouts, and become long-term Democrat voting throughout Republican states, and moderate states as well. That is also why Democrats will never agree to end chain migration, or the visa lottery. After all, the Presidents plan includes sweeping limitations for chain migration by limiting family immigration sponsorships to only spouses and minor children, and not for parents or extended family members. His plan also would also end the visa lottery program and reallocate them towards fulfilling the skills-based visa backlog.
Schumer had solidified his Democrat colleagues behind him as the party of ‘RESISTANCE’ to President Trump and his immigration agenda. He was able to convince his fellow Progressive’s in Washington to shut the government down for a weekend in an effort to continue allowing illegal immigration to flourish across our southern border. In fact, the Democrats have made the southern border a priority, primarily because it allows Hispanics from third world nations to enter and become dependent on government and to create a new pool of voters for them in future elections.
In fact, in Trump’s Immigration Plan: The Truth Behind His DACA Deal … A Huge Mistake, Or Stroke of Genius?, it reveals a leaked memo that was leaked by the Center for American Progress (CAP) Action Fund states that illegal immigration is a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,” and without it, the Democrat Party would suffer defeats nationwide. The memo reveals that 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.” They go on to say that “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 the (CAP) 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, Chuck Schumer and his Democrat leadership intentionally sabotaged the DACA negotiations with Trump in early January. They intentionally had Dick Durbin run to the left-wing Mainstream Media and told them that President Trump used a derogatory term to describe third-world countries. Schumer intentionally led Congress into the #SchumerShutdown, so they could not simply help Dreamers become future Democrat voters, but more importantly preserve the porous borders so that future illegals could pour in to become Democrat voters over the years. They will do anything to preserve their Party and their power. They will sacrifice not only American’s, but those who represent their current base of support. After all, they don’t truly fight for women, unless women fight for their Party. They don’t truly fight for blacks unless blacks fight for their Party. They don’t truly fight for gays unless gays fight for their Party. And, they don’t truly fight for Hispanics unless Hispanics fight for their Party.
Therefore, in coming years, Chuck Schumer and the democrat party will continue to fight for illegals, because they represent the future of their party. They are the lifeblood, that democrats in Washington and throughout the nation hope will be the saving grace of their party’s existence. So as President Trump continues to push for both parties to work together, Chuck Schumer and the Democrat Party will continue on their illegal alien ‘path to citizenship’ fight. A fight that they want to win, but not if it protects our borders. Not if it ends illegal immigration. After all, American safety and security is not the priority for them. Constitutional law is irrelevant to them if it doesn’t save their party and its Progressive-Socialist agenda. So, Schumer will move from the #SchumerShutdown, to the #SchumerShowdown. But one thing is for certain…and that is that our government will likely have another #SchumerShutdown. That is if Senator Chuck Schumer has anything to say about it.