Scoop: Ryan and Kelly Urging Trump to Sign Dream Act
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other members of the GOP in the House and Senator have begun urging President Trump to sign an updated version of the Dream Act according to sources close to the White House. The Dream Act would grant amnesty to former DACA members.
Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Dream Act of 2017 on 7/20/2017 along with Chuck Schumer, Jeff Flake, and Dick Durbin.
Last week, President Trump crafted a deal with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on the debt ceiling and government funding. Since then, both Schumer and Pelosi have stated that Trump is talking to them about passing the Dream Act.
Pelosi also stated she called Trump to request he tweet to the Dreamers not to worry.
Chief of Staff John Kelly and other senior Trump Administration officials are reportedly among those who favor passing the DREAM Act. Kelly opposed the DACA executive order primarily because he viewed it as a temporary solution rather than a permanent legal designation.
“They are telling the President it will make the KKK stuff go away,” according to one senior advisor.
Gary Cohn is not among those pushing the DREAM Act, and “doesn’t have any real access of influence anymore” the advisor continued.
One Republican consultant remarked “Trump could legalize every illegal in the country and CNN would still find a way to call him Hitler. They’ll always call him a Nazi no matter what.”
The Dream Act of 2017 (S.1615) picked up 2 more senators as co-sponsors on September 5th.
For more information on the Dream Act of 2017: