Democrats are unwavering in opposition to the wall in any form on the Southern border and now say they will deal. President Trump is willing to deal on the extent of the wall for DACA amnesty. What’s really going on?
Suspicion is warranted. Even if the wall is funded, you can expect with absolute certainty that construction will be tied up by environmental and political lawsuits for years. Meanwhile about half of the 800,000 illegal aliens holding DACA status are not actually eligible.
So the deal being negotiated is maybe someday some kind of a wall with immediate amnesty for nearly a million illegal aliens.
It sounds disgustingly familiar. Something for nothing is not a good deal.
Olive branch: Trump offers scaled-back border wall as Democrats soften resistance
President remains adamant that the wall be included in current negotiations over how to legalize Dreamers
By S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Senate Democrats on Wednesday backed off their red line over President Trump’s proposed border wall, saying they saw a deal in sight that could include permission to build more fencing as part of a broad agreement to legalize illegal immigrant “Dreamers.”
Mr. Trump, meanwhile, is seeking a much less dramatic wall than the “sea-to-sea” version he touted during the 2016, campaign, presenting Congress with a scaled-back version that would cover 700 miles and cost $18 billion over a decade — though the president said he figures it can be built much faster and cheaper.
While he’s changed on the details, Mr. Trump remains adamant that the wall be included in the current negotiations over how to legalize Dreamers.
“It’s got to include the wall. We need the wall for security. We need the wall for safety. We need the wall for stopping the drugs from pouring in,” the president said during a joint press conference with the Norwegian prime minister Wednesday.
Democrats who had said the wall was a non-starter are beginning to soften. While they’re not rushing to embrace the wall, they have erased red lines drawn months ago.