The media continues on with its whining about the poor undocumented immigrant children, saying that our laws are broken and that Trump broke his word on accepting a compromise on the "Dreamers." That is far from the truth. No compromise was offered and the group offering the no compromise failed to represent the majority of the Congress. Six men of a general liberal persuasion do not a Congress make. Trump realized what they were up to and that's why he had Senators Cotton of Arkansas and Perdue of Georgia in attendance at the behind closed doors meeting. Of course, things never stay behind closed door when Dick Durbin of Illinois is around; sometimes he even outpoints Chuck Schumer in the anything for press coverage department. And furthermore, the problem isn't that we don't have enough laws but that we don't enforce the laws we have.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program became a problem when the current process was put in place by an Obama Executive Order, not after passage into law by Congress. There is a huge problem when a President takes it upon himself to try and dictate immigration, or any other policy without the consent of the Congress. The Constitution is supposed to guide all actions, yet Obama shunned it routinely.
All Trump is trying to do is operate under the law and, in doing so, he wants a number of items included which will insure that once and for all the immigration problem is resolved. After all, Ronald Reagan thought the problem was resolved in 1986 when he allowed an amnesty to pass, only to find that the "meat" of the proposal, the enforcement provisions, were never enacted. He was duped and now over thirty years later we find ourselves deeper in illegality, with crime and health issues waved into the country routinely, or at least they were until recent months under Trump.
When Durbin (Dem) and Lindsey Graham (Rep) and a few other self-selected members took it upon themselves to follow up on the first meeting with Trump, they merely repackaged their proposal without including Trump's demands. But Trump is the President of the United States, not some backbench Congressman, and the audacity of Durbin and Graham and others is borderline insanity. Did they really think they would Trump the Trumpster? News flash, fellas', it's not going to happen. After all, admit it or not, he IS the President of the United States with all the powers that office provides.
Trump has made it clear that no action will be considered without the border wall, an end to chain migration and the elimination of the visa lottery. The United States is a sovereign state and as such it has a duty to protect its borders from hordes of illegals crossing into America and thereby declaring themselves eligible to stay. No other country operates that way and they do so by having firm enforcement. The only other thing that should be in the President's plans, I haven't seen it officially listed of late, is E-verify, the program whereby employers are held accountable for their actions if they hire illegals.
Compassion is one thing, stupidity is another, and to continue allowing thousands and thousands of illegals to enter our nation, ill prepared for taking care of themselves and demanding things of us, is a quick way to the death of a nation. Immigration onlyk works when those legally entering the country desire to be assimilated, to become rock-ribbed citizens who love their new country. But the Left doesn't care about that. They want diversity at all costs, part of the Obama-originated transformation of America to turn the greatest nation on earth into a weak and pliable land which will quickly become a cesspool. Just look at Detroit and Baltimore if you want to see what liberalism does to formerly grand locales.
Trump knows what they are up to and is taking them head one. Greatness is not found in a nation that loses its standards and is not assimilated. Evidence from other liberal experiments is clear and the answer is tied to sovereignty, the right of our nation to choose her own destiny. No one has a right to come to America, refuse to assimilate and become an American, not just by being on our soil. They must have the drive to succeed with love in their heart for their new home and acceptance of the American Way. We aren't Mexico north or Syria west, we are America, a unique man developed by men who had a vision for a new experiment in living.
To continue this vision all newcomers need to follow the lead of the waves of past immigrants who successfully assimilated, learned our language and our culture. To do that, we must have the tools in place to make it work. All of our immigrants did so in the days gone past and they need to do so now. How?
Establish E-verify, end chain migration (the process of one gaining legal entrance and then bringing in all of his or her relatives), end the lottery wherein illegals draw for a spot in America by chance, not merit, and build the wall. We have a long and rough border and a proper wall with security and quick access will work. Other countries have built them successfully and we have built them in other lands as well. Why not here? Well, so far it's because of obstruction politics. Maybe the Trump Train is the solution to the obstruction.
If you want to live in a cesspool, there are plenty of places that will fill that bill. If you want to live in a land where individuals, by merit, have an opportunity to be all they can be, then America is the place. But entry is a privilege, not a right, and the rights of citizenship must be honored for our citizens, with protection to insure that before any new immigration plans are activated. That is what Trump is doing and what an overwhelming majority of Americans want. It's really just that simple.
Just say no to any DACA as it is proposed or other programs that reward lawbreakers. Those who have come here the right way deserve it. All American citizens deserve it. Enough said.