Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass is critical of Nancy, Chuck, and Donald J. for not reaching a “compromise” he believes is so simple and fair.
“Schumer and other Democrats aren’t in a winning position here. Democrats were once quite eloquent and forceful in their rhetoric to stopping illegal immigration, but now they’ve recalculated and see Latinos as a new power base, and so they call for “comprehensive immigration reform.”
“We can’t have any sort of comprehensive reform without addressing the hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought to this country illegally by their parents, who themselves crossed the American border illegally.
“They’re the Dreamers. They want to legally call America home. Why not let them stay?
“If they’re not in criminal gangs or possessed of violent criminal records, the Dreamers should be given legal residency. That’s what Trump and the Republicans should offer the Democrats.
“And in exchange, Democrats should give Trump and the Republicans the $5.6 billion for the wall.
This is called compromise. Remember the word?
THE ONLY PROBLEM, however, is that “compromise” was already offered…by Trump, and rejected by Nancy and Chuck.
Now, John Kass, the Tribune columnist, would not be regarded as a ‘liberal’ writer. I don’t, however, consider him to be a ‘conservative’ writer.
So…he must be “fair”, right?
And, generally, I think he is.
But, in this case, we believe President Trump, way early last year laid out a proposal as a basis for negotiation which was, unsurprisingly, rejected by Illinois’ “genius” senator, Dick (both a proper name and a descriptive noun for this guy), Durbin.
We believed, as we think Breitbart did, that Trump was a bit ‘overly’ generous in his offer. It was, however, a good faith proposal which provided a sound basis for honest bargaining. But, “honest bargaining” is not what one should expect from today’s elected Democrats.
And I don’t think John Kass is naive so I believe he could have more clearly exposed just what the Democrat “position” really is.
They don’t want a “deal”. They think this is a politically winning position…and, yes, they don’t want to give Trump a “win”…but MOST IMPORTANTLY, and many people seem to not want to believe that the Democrats could be this cynical, uncaring, and completely disinterested in national security that, THEY WANT OPEN BORDERS AND AS MANY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS POURING INTO THIS COUNTRY AS POSSIBLE!
And the average Democrat voter does not even realize their Party’s true, and very dangerous and destructive, position on this issue! DLH
Democrats Reject Trump’s Amnesty Deal, But Pocket Concessions on ‘Dreamers’ (Breitbart article excerpt)
“Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) emphatically rejected the White House’s proposed terms for a deal to legalize the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which leaked to the media ahead of schedule Thursday.
President Donald Trump’s proposal would provide a 10-12 year “path to citizenship” for 1.8 million so-called “Dreamers” — illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as children — over and above the 800,000 DACA beneficiaries (boldface ours). In return, it would demand $25 billion for immediate construction of a border wall, as well as an end to chain migration and the diversity visa lottery program.
Durbin released the following statement rejecting the deal — but accepting Trump’s concession on 1.8 million “Dreamers” and the “path to citizenship”: (blue)
Dreamers should not be held hostage to President Trump’s crusade to tear families apart and waste billions of American tax dollars on an ineffective wall. After four and a half months, his Administration finally says it has a plan to solve the crisis he created when he ended DACA. The White House claims to be compromising because the President now agrees with the overwhelming majority of Americans that Dreamers should have a pathway to citizenship. But his plan would put the Administration’s entire hardline immigration agenda — including massive cuts to legal immigration — on the backs of these young people. Republicans have just fourteen days to work with Democrats to reach a bipartisan agreement to pass the Dream Act and solve the DACA crisis. The President himself acknowledged two weeks ago that this must be addressed first, before any attempt to turn to comprehensive immigration reform. Bipartisan negotiations continue in Congress to get that done now.