Is President Trump cracking under pressure? Conservatives are nervous. The White House confirms that Trump is strongly considering saving DACA.
Trump’s campaign was girded by his strong, anti-illegal immigration values. If he grants amnesty to the so-called Dreamers, he’ll fracture the entire party. Tucker Carlson warns that if Trump capitulates to the Democrats’ immigration demands, Republicans might never recover.
“Nominally, Congress is controlled by Republicans, but on immigration Democrats control the agenda. Why is that? Because Paul Ryan and many other corporate Republicans agree with them on every substantial point related to immigration…”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 15, 2017
Preserving DACA would be disastrous. Obama’s pet project needs to die. Creating an incentive for unaccompanied minors to sneak across the border would embolden potential illegals. Democrats claim that Trump relented because they agreed to increased border security measures, but they also admit that there’s no chance they’ll ever agree to build the wall.
“President Trump goes along with this because he wants a legislative victory badly, and his party is incapable of giving him one. This arrangement cannot last forever. A party this out sync with its own voters will collapse and splinter…”
Trump needs to stay strong. If he violates his principles he risks losing support. The base rallied around chants of “build the wall!” Now Trump is considering abandoning those plans and making life easy for Dreamers.
“Trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair. No promise is credible,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said.
(Source: The Hill)