DACA and Chain Migration: Trump’s Next Big Political Fights

If one were to think about Washington insiders as paid pugilists adhering to the Marquess of Queensberry rules, then President Donald Trump is the MMA street-fighter that took them all to the mat on everything from Travel Bans, coal mining, trade deals, tax cuts, and the economy.

The bare-knuckled White House brawler will now take up DACA and chain migration in a post-Christmas fight that ought to be on Pay Per View.

With tax reform finally becoming a reality, let’s take a look at the next big fight for Trump and the Republicans.

DACA: The Facts

The so-called Dreamers were brought to the United States illegally and have grown up as Americans.

They are not necessarily here legally as their parents committed a crime in bringing these then-children to America and hiding from ICE. They know no other country as their own, and were granted temporary amnesty through an Obama-era executive order. Like many actions taken under the Obama Administration, numerous legal experts and states attorney generals view the Dreamer policy as executive overreach and unlawful.

In the wake of state AGs about to launch a federal lawsuit to strike down the order and remove the Dreamers, Trump negotiated a deal to phase out DACA while legitimate legislation could be passed. There are approximately 690,000 people enrolled, and upwards of 800,000 receive some form of DACA benefit. Time is running out.

Chain Migration: The Facts

When a foreign national gains a green card in the United States, they can begin the process of bringing over immediate and extended family members. The U.S. policy has resulted in an approximate 250,000 legal immigrants coming to the United States annually in 1950 to more than 1 million each year since the early 1990s.

This policy created a form of mass immigration that resulted in an economic race to the bottom. A tremendous number of chain immigrants come the United States with little or no substantial skill sets, and compete with the American-born laborers. These immigrants are often willing to work for lower wages, and this has negatively impacted American minorities, particularly African-Americans.

Get Ready For The DACA-Chain Migration Brawl

Few dispute that the DACA youths should be provided a pathway to citizenship. They have already been required to follow the laws, and many are gainfully employed or attending college. Democrats have lobbied to have a “clean” DACA law passed that poses no additional requirements or other immigration law attached to it. Republicans, led by the vocal Trump, are calling for an end to chain migration as well. Neither side appears to be ready to budge.

In many ways, a DACA resolution means the world to Democrats. The left has established a voting base almost entirely on the premise of “identity politics.” Convincing minorities, LGBT community members, and other people they are being marginalized represents their last hope of re-election in 2018 and beyond. Getting a DACA win shows they can deliver on at least one policy position.

But a Dem loss on chain migration means alienating and, in the DNC’s eyes, losing perspective voters they sorely need. When us-against-them identity politics works, voters go blue. Since working and middle-class Americans will be getting more money in their paychecks and their taxes going down, expect mass migration toward the GOP in the coming years.

While Republicans are willing to do what many believe to be morally correct in terms of DACA legislation, the GOP will be negotiating this deal from a position of strength. They hold the majority in the House, Senate and Pres. Trump weilds the presidential pen. On top of majority voting control, Republicans have very little to lose by turning this into a street brawl.

Given that DACA was a liberal Obama-era policy and these young immigrants are overwhelmingly inclined to lean left, the GOP won’t be losing many votes if the whole thing takes a 10-count. The same basic thinking applies to chain migration. The Democrats barrage of accusations about racism, sexism, xenophobia (most people don’t even know what that means) are more likely to hoodwink newbies.

Since the Trump-led GOP policy direction focuses on business growth and American prosperity, stopping extended family members of Dem-voting immigrants from swaying swing states is in their best interest. The president has already gone on the record saying that ending chain migration will be part of any DACA deal.

“I don’t think any Republican would vote for anything having to do with leaving chain migration. Chain migration is a disaster for this country and it’s horrible,” Trump said.

If anyone has illusions that Trump’s big tax win will soften the rhetoric in 2018, you’ve got another thing coming. DACA and chain migration could make a Mike Tyson fight look like massage therapy.

~ Conservative Zone


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11 responses to “DACA and Chain Migration: Trump’s Next Big Political Fights”

  1. My feeling is that they all need to be deported regardless, as they broke the law. If any of us had tried that, we would be forced out of the country at the border. Not retained.

    The parents are the real culprits and need to go along with their children to be sent back where they came from and then apply for entry according to the law. I do not believe in bending the rules to accommodate a minority who have no business being here in the first place.
    My two cents.

    Terry Moore

    • Amen….they ALL should be sent back to THEIR homelands with their parents and relatives. NO American would be allowed to do what our government has allowed ILLEGAL aliens to do in our country. The only way amnesty should be considered is if the “wall” is fully funded, e-verify is put in to place, chain migration for legal immigrants is eliminated , those that have over stayed their visa’s should be deported and our borders totally secured. Only them should a stringent patriotation policy be considered.

  2. Send them all back ‘home’ where they can live with their parents while they re-apply for entry.

    IF their parents are still here, it NEGATES any possibility of coming back.

    If they apply, then they get a FULL and COMPLETE background check. IF they pass, they go to the front of the new applicants.
    NOT ahead of people already in the process.

    IF they offer a skill set that AMERICA NEEDS, they get in.

  3. If they were small children (not teenagers) I say they can stay. If they were teenagers they probably speak Spanish and they are “young adults” and they need to submit proof that they are self sufficient! Any citizenship should be the same as any immigrant to prove that they are loyal to this country – not duel citizenship!

  4. Really? You see a tough fight. Is that why Trump won an election that had been rigged since ’93? And you said yourselves the GOP will be growing

    • Are you really that stupid to believe what you said here?
      do you live under a rock and poke your head out once in a blue moon? You are without a doubt one of the dumbest people on the planet. You really believe the election was rigged for Trump as far back as 1993? That would be one great action I would like someone,other than you, to explain to me and those interested in this remarkable state just how this would work.

      wake up and take your head out of your Coolo.

  5. The moneyed elite (their own or backers money) of both parties have an incentive to keep the cheap labor illegals in the country.
    The democrats are desperate for a voting block to replace the blue collar voters they have betrayed for decades.
    The republicans are heavily influenced by the Chamber of Commerce & like minded corporate entities that love the cheap labor.
    Trumps team will have a fight on their hands but I believe it will happen. The Congressional back biters like Corkers & Flakes can’t hide when dealing with Donald Trump & that I believe will go a long way in getting the job done.
    Also, Ryan & McConnell have both been mauled a bit by Trump for their procedural a$$ing around so are a rightfully gun shy and that helps a bunch.

  6. This isn’t going to be easy to fix. Democrats have done this for years. This is just one scheme the democrats came up with to increase their voter base. This passed election goes to show they are desperate to gain enough votersto win in 2018. They were so sure they had the votes to win until they got slack on resurrecting the dead, & registering in other states. They won’t make that mistake again, you can count on it. I wish there was some way, that we could let those who have had no trouble with the law, who are working or going to college, or do not belong to some weird organization that wants to over-throw the USA, would make good citizens. If they are drug users or dealers or do not respect the country, they go. If they meet requirements for the military, & serve honorably, give them citizenship to this country. No chain migration, other members would have to go to through immigration like everyone else. I would like this rule to be implemented, unless you have lived in the USA a minimum of five yrs, you are not allowed to vote. This is the stupidest thing I have heard of, the democrats bringing them in, & telling them how & who to vote for, then right on down to the social services to sign up for welfare benefits. This thing has been broken for such a long time until I don’t know if it can be fixed or not. The dummycrats are happy with it like it is. If Mr T can fix this, I’ll say he has accomplished the unbelievable. I wish him luck. He is a doer!!!!!

  7. DACA is a mess, and there is no easy answer. Whoever allowed chain immigration should be deported. As to solving issue, simple, allow those who are employed to get in line for legal immigration with a grace period, no voting rights, no welfare, no food stamps, no citizenship, no free college, no free healthcare until legal process is completed. All those chain immigration people must be given window to return to wherever they came from and get in line like everyone else who comes here legally. Anyone who has been here and has leached off of taxpayers must pay back whatever they received in benefits in order to ever become a legal citizen. If those who are here want to become citizens, then they have the option to either refund all benefits they received while here illegally or leave, their option, now that is as fair as it gets. No other country would even allow illegals to begin with, so they have got a big decision to make.

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