Republicans Announce Their Surrender to the Left’s Demands on DACA

l. to r., Sen. Jeff Flake, Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers

Several Republicans have announced their full support for DACA amnesty as outlined by Barack Obama. This isn’t all Republicans but we can’t afford to lose any.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he hopes Congress can get legislation to protect the DACA group of illegal immigrants from deportation.

Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers asserted that it is a “fundamental” principle for her to protect these “children.” (In reality, most DACA recipients are not children.)

According to information from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), many DACA recipients are at or above the age of 25.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released data from August 2012  to September 2013 on “Characteristics of Individuals Requesting and Approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).”

In this 12-month period, 74,600 applicants between the age of 25-29 were accepted for DACA. The same report shows that 10,500 applicants 30 years or older were also approved. It is incorrect that all DACA recipients are “young people,” as Obama claimed.

The 800,000 selected often present no documentation, DHS background checks were abandoned, and many didn’t appear to qualify. Some have criminal backgrounds.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in a strongly-worded tweet insisted that Congress must take “immediate action” to ensure DACA-like legislation is enacted.

Some Republicans must make the donor class happy and they don’t want to be called racists. Some don’t fight, they capitulate.

There is no sign of an Obamacare repeal, no tax cuts, no infrastructure plan, and no wall. Just a bill that will likely give citizenship to nearly a million future Democratic voters and alienate Republican voters. That’s only the beginning. The Republican senators are calling for a new immigration reform bill like the last one which gave amnesty to almost anyone here.

Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton has proposed the idea of having Democrats agree to pass his bill — the RAISE Act — drastically reducing legal immigration in exchange for codifying DACA.

It’s unlikely Republicans will be interested. They’ve already surrendered and never bother to negotiate. It seems the President wants them to have amnesty en masse as well.

“Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do),” Trump tweeted. “If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!” Trump is a pragmatist and a logical person, not ideologically driven.

“Congress now has the opportunity to advance responsible immigration reform that puts American jobs and American security first,” Trump said in a statement following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement about the rescinding of DACA.

Trump’s call for a legislative amnesty is a departure from his campaign rhetoric in which he said there would be “no amnesty.” He might have little choice.

DACA are sympathetic and some should be given an opportunity to get in line – the back of the line. The left chose them as the first of the non-citizens who must receive citizenship because they are sympathetic. They are the camel’s nose under the tent.

What Republicans will get for it becomes obvious in Luis Gutierrez’s statements tearing into General Kelly. Gutierrez is an open borders leftist. The man who never served himself, said:

“General Kelly is a hypocrite who is a disgrace to the uniform he used to wear. He has no honor and should be drummed out of the White House along with the white supremacists and those enabling the President’s actions by ‘just following orders,’” Gutierrez said in a statement issued hours after Attorney General’s statements.

He accused the General, currently the chief of staff, of lying about not deporting them. In fact, none have been deported. Some who have committed serious felonies have been detained but Democrats demanded they be released. In many cases, they were.

What Republicans will get for trying to be Democrats and doing it badly, is harsh condemnation from the likes of Luis Gutierrez.

  • Some Republicans are asking for this to be done with “regular order” but knowing the leadership it probably won’t happen.