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Democrats threaten Government shutdown if Trump doesn’t deal on DACA

Democrats threaten Government shutdown

Democrats threaten Government shutdown if Trump doesn’t back down on immigration reform and negotiate on a replacement for failed Obama DACA policy. Trump calls for construction of a wall along the entire length of the U.S. Mexico border, crackdown on “sanctuary cities” and seek ways to curb Central American migrants from illegally crossing into the US. In other words Trump wants to enforce immigration laws.

“What the White House put forward is a complete non-starter,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in an interview, blaming Trump’s senior policy aides for advancing “un-American” ideas on how to deal with immigration.

“There’s nothing in it to negotiate because it does not have shared values of who we are as Americans,” she added. So some House Democrats threaten Government shutdown if Republicans and Trump do not give them what they want.

The Democrats and weak Republicans have no idea right now of “who we are as Americans”. Trump is in office because America is sick of the Washington establishment. Sick of losing jobs and opportunity to illegal immigrants. And sick of the crime rates and skyrocketing cost (135 billion per year) of illegal immigrants.

Congress is facing a tight deadline  on DACA revamp. Work work permits for DACA recipients will begin expiring in March. Pelosi said her conference remains unified in opposition to Trump’s ideas.

“I fully intend to use every possibility, but we’re not at that place yet,” she added. “Right now, we’re trying to get Republicans to vote on what we believe.”

In a statement, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said his members “will review these principles and continue to consult with our conference and the administration to find a solution.”

President Trump has indicated that he is willing to negotiate. But if  Democrats threaten Government shutdown be sure Trump will respond. He will not back down on this issue. Trump is a fierce negotiator. And the sooner both parties realize this better it will be for everyone.

 

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