(National Sentinel) DACAÂ Dreamers: President Donald J. Trump’s deal with Democrats regarding legislation to reinstate President Obama’s DACA protections for so-called “Dreamers” — illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as children by their parents — isn’t going over well with many of his usual supporters, includingÂ Fox News‘ Tucker Carlson.
According to Carlson, the deal would give legal status to 800,000 illegal aliens and Trump would not get any of the things he advocated on immigration during the 2016 presidential campaign — like his pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which Trump said he’ll get later.
“Last night, at a dinner with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, President Trump apparently hammered out the framework to a deal that would protect 800,000 illegal aliens now covered under DACA from being deported. They will get to stay, and under current law, so will millions of their relatives,” Carlson said in his opening monologue.
“It would be a massive amnesty, one of the biggest ever granted in American history. This is thrilling news for Democrats and for open borders advocates everywhere. In return for this concession, the president receives nothing â€” no reduction in overall immigration totals, no tightened restriction on foreign workers who take jobs from Americans, no e-Verify to prevent illegal immigrants working under the table, no end to chain migration,” he said. “The president isnâ€™t even getting a border wall, though he insisted he will somehow get one later, possibly.”
He then played a clip of Trump interacting with reporters, in which he said: “At some point theyâ€™re going to have to. They cannot obstruct the wall. The wall, to me, is vital. If I donâ€™t get the wall, then we will become the obstruction.”
Tucker continued: “The president seems confident it will work out in the end, but thereâ€™s no reason to be optimistic. The fate of DACA recipients is, by far, the biggest piece of leverage he has or he ever will have. If he gives it away for free, none of his other immigration priorities, the priorities he ran on and won the presidency with will be considered.
“All those border security measures we keep hearing about? Theyâ€™re ridiculous. They mean nothing. They havenâ€™t worked and in any case, theyâ€™ll be rolled back instantly the next time a Democratic president wins,” he said. “If this president doesnâ€™t get funding for a wall now, it will never be built, period.
“The Democratic Party has no interest in halting the flow of illegal immigrants no matter how much it might hurt Americans who already live here. Theyâ€™ve done the math. Democrats lost in 2016 because our middle class rejected them,” Carlson added.
He also noted that GOP leadership — most notably House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin — has historically been opposed to reining in illegal immigration.
“In the mid-1990s, Congress came close to passing legislation that would have included powerful barriers to illegal immigration and lower levels of legal immigration. Paul Ryan, then a staffer for Sam Brownback of Kansas, wrote a series of letters to other lawmakers that helped kill that bill. There is no reason to believe he has changed at all,” said theÂ Fox News host.
“Earlier this year, we had Speaker Ryan on this show and he assured us the House would be working hard to fund the border wall. That was a lie, and not the only one the GOP leadership is told its voters.
“Borders are real. Citizenship matters. America comes first. If you canâ€™t say any of that with a straight face and mean it and act on it, maybe you are in the wrong party,” he concluded.
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