U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration bill is facing mounting criticism as Democrats accuse him of bowing to anti-immigration hardliners while conservatives denounce his “mass amnesty”.
“That’s good. That’s excellent”, Sen. The way you win on the contentious issues is to win the majorities, forcing the president to back down or veto popular legislation. “See you at the negotiating table!” “We don’t want to send a message contrary to our laws or that will encourage more children to make that risky journey”.
While most Senate Democrats followed Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) lead to the shutdown – including Van Hollen and Cardin – some more progressive-leaning senators voted “no” on the continuing resolution because they did not trust McConnell to deliver a vote on DACA. It’s possible to both oppose the tyranny carried out by Republicans toward immigrant families, and to detest Schumer’s decision, as well. “We’re not trying to force something on the House”. If McConnell didn’t sign on to a Dreamer deal by the time government funding ran out (once again) in mid-February, Democrats would be in excellent position to sustain a prolonged shutdown: McConnell’s broken promise would give their cause a clear rationale, and the financial health of CHIP would strengthen their resolve. Nor is there any assurance the House – which has long distrusted the Senate on immigration – would take it up and debate it.
Congress was given six months to pass a law that would regulate the status of so-called ‘Dreamers.’ That program is set to expire March 5. However, many liberals were upset that the deal did not include amnesty for migrants brought into the United States illegally as children. “You just got to commit to it”. “I think the House will have an independent vehicle”, the second official said.
Even before the shutdown, patience with the White House was wearing thin. What did the president want?
“The president wants to lead on this issue, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do”, Sanders said. He seems to be in the latter camp now or, at least he was Tuesday morning.
If Republicans can’t hold a majority in the Senate, they may have to switch to very short temporary funding bills, and more to the point they may have to actually negotiate a deal, both on DACA and on the full-year spending bill. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, David Perdue of Georgia and John Cornyn of Texas. The ad conflates DREAMers-who by law can not have committed a felony-with criminals, just as the robocalls conflated people who willingly entered America illegally and those who came in their parents’ arms.
We can achieve this agreement if we put political theatrics aside.
What if Trump changes his mind? These are people that really have shifted a lot. Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, told CNN last week.
The inclusion of a wall and fencing along significant portions of the southern USA border will be something most Democrats will have to stomach if they want a bill that Trump will sign – they just do not want to call it a wall.
“That’s a discussion point”, said the official, who added that Dreamers could immediately be given “legal status, as long as they behave themselves”. As November nears, Democrats are left with several unanswered questions.
Then, since one touchdown celebration wasn’t enough: “Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees: ‘Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again.Schumer and Dems caved.gambled and lost”. And yes, Senator Perdue, Senator Cotton, Cornyn, this one, that one – we have tremendous support to get something done.
There had been some optimism just over two weeks ago that Trump was more flexible on immigration than his “bad hombre” rhetoric had indicated on the campaign trail. It did not include a guest worker program or the legalization of immigrants.
Organizers of the protest wrote a blog Monday, describing their frustration with Schumer over a deal they said was “unacceptable”. But two days later, the tone shifted. It is time to reverse that slide – and one place to start is by rejecting Trump’s wall. That’s when Trump purposefully blew up the process, scorning immigrants from “s-hole countries”. “And I think they’re willing to shift more, and so am I”, Trump said, referring to Rep. Voters in five of those states received robocalls accusing their senators of having “prioritised illegal immigrants over American citizens”.
And the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, is also dubious of lowering the filibuster threshold on spending bills. “It might kind of close gaps among various factions in the Senate”. “How that’s gonna be done, I don’t know”.