Do Dems secretly desire they fail to get a DACA deal?
The head of an immigration enforcement think tank believes Democrats – contrary to the stance they’re taking publicly – are perfectly willing to see a DACA “amnesty” fail in 2018.
It was a major victory for President Donald Trump as Senate Democrats on Monday gave up on the government shutdown without any action on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (aka, DACA). But with another government shutdown deadline approaching February 8, Democrats insist they’ll keep fighting for illegal immigrant “DREAMers.”
Gary Bauer with American Values contends Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (pictured above) – one of the DACA stalwarts in the Senate – was “putting the interests” of illegal immigrants ahead of the interests of every American citizen for one simple reason: “the left sees illegal immigrants as the voting bloc that will give it a lock on future elections.” In fact, one report suggests a DACA deal could flip as many as four or five traditionally “Red” states in favor of Democrats.
But the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies isn’t so sure that getting a deal on DACA is a hill the left is willing to die on. Mark Krikorian actually thinks the Democrats are willing to let DACA die this year.
“They’re okay with the DACAs or a large portion of them losing their work permits because they’re going to use this as a campaign issue in November,” he tells OneNewsNow.
Krikorian is concerned the Democrats will gain control of the House following this year’s midterms and then be able make their move on DACA.
“… I think [they’re] figuring they’ll then write a bill that they like a lot better in 2019,” he suggests. “And [they’ll] work not just with the Democrats in the Senate, who will probably still be in the minority, but with the Republicans who basically have the same immigration position as the Democrats – and then pass what they would consider a better deal.”
The CIS spokesman hopes he’s wrong in predicting a Democratic takeover of the House. He says he doesn’t expect the Senate to flip to Democrats following the midterms.