Democrats aren’t happy with Senator Chuck Schumer this week after he helped to end the government shutdown. The only good news for Schumer is that they are even angrier at President Trump. He issued a statement on the future of DACA shortly after the showdown ended, making his intentions clear.
On Monday, led by Schumer, Senate Dems agreed to end the three-day shutdown. The temporary budget funds the federal government through February 8. It also ensures funding for the CHIP program for the next six years.
Naturally, many left-wing lawmakers and activists feel betrayed because they didn’t get a deal on DACA. Which, is no surprise since dealing with illegals was their objective in the first place. Fortunately, Trump has better goals in mind like putting Americans before illegals.
As you might suspect, Democrats’ temper-tantrum over Dreamers didn’t change his plans one tiny bit. And after signing the bill to re-open the government, he issued a statement making his position clear on the subject going forward:
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“I am very pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses and our now willing to fund our great military, border patrol, first responders, and insurance for vulnerable children. As I have always said, once the Government is funded, my Administration will work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration. We will make a long-term deal on immigration if, and only if, it is good for our country.”
With more than 700,000 undocumented immigrants benefiting from DACA, it is crucial for President Trump to address the issue properly. Regardless of which side of the amnesty debate a person is on, that need doesn’t change. And addressing it while negotiating a budget is not proper or reasonable.
Sadly, Trump is in the position of closing the barn door when the horses are already out. Immigration is a mess, thanks in large part to liberal policies, and sweeping it up won’t be fast and easy. But, at least this president isn’t afraid to pick up a broom and dustpan.
We’ll just have to wait and see when and where the dust finally settles.