Trump’s Move On DACA Highlights A Key Problem in Congress
I’m not sure people realize the genius behind this move, whether it was Trump himself who thought of it, or Miller, or Kellyanne, etc.
First off, back in 2012, when Obama announced DACA he can be quoted as saying, “Now, let’s be clear — this is not amnesty, this is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship. It’s not a permanent fix. This is a temporary stopgap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, patriotic young people.”
Congress has been given ample time. Five years to make a change, whether to pass or repeal legislation, fault rests in the hands of the failed establishment.
Aside from it being a campaign promise, the 6 month waiting period is what’s brilliant.
The house and the senate are nowhere near the number of votes to actually legislate a DACA bill, so it’s going to get canned regardless (campaign promise✅), but the time period given to congress to figure out a solution lands them in March/April, with the 2018 midterms being in May of 2018.
This forces congresspeople to formally take a stance on DACA right before their election. This messes up RINOs like Flake and Heller on the republican side giving new runners an easy chance to beat out the incumbent, but also screws over the Democrats who planned on running an economic-based campaign as they’re in the midst of transitioning away from the losing platform of identity politics.
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