Chuck Schumer just made a prediction that will outrage the GOP base
Trump’s hardline stance on immigration, particularly building the wall, played a YUGE role in his election.
When he overturned Obama’s unconstitutional executive order on DACA, it was the perfect opportunity for Congress to force Democrats to allow funds for a wall in exchange for action on DACA.
But instead, Chuck Schumer just predicted that GOP Leaders are going to do the unthinkable.
The Washington Times reports:
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer predicted Tuesday that Dreamers will get permanent legal status in the end-of-year spending deal Congress is working on, and said President Trump will have to sign it.
“We feel very strongly that DACA must pass and must pass by Dec. 31,” Mr. Schumer told reporters at the Capitol. “We think we’re going to have a good number of our Republican colleagues join us.”
Mr. Trump’s decision in September to impose a six-month phaseout on the legally suspect Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty has dropped the difficult issue in the lap of Congress.
The president said Capitol Hill must figure out a permanent solution for the nearly 700,000 young adults protected by the DACA program, but has also said it must be coupled with stiff security provisions.
Democrats have balked at those security ideas, saying the illegal immigrant Dreamers have earned a right to citizenship. They’ve created a self-imposed end-of-year deadline for getting that done.
With an end-of-year spending bill also due, Democrats have said the two issued could be coupled — and a number of Democrats have said they wouldn’t support any spending bill without a DACA fix.
If there’s one thing you can always count on, it’s that GOP leaders are willing to cave in exchange for nothing.
If they do, the GOP base will be outraged heading into the 2018 primary cycle.
This may add fuel to the fire of Bannon’s war with the GOP establishment.
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