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‘I’m All For It’: DACA Immigrants Suddenly Changing Their Tune On Trump And The Border Wall

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  • “If building a wall leads us to having citizenship, then I’m all for it”

 

( TWJ By Chris White  ) Many of the so-called Dreamers worried about their immigration status are starting to reconsider their opposition to a possible wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a report Friday from the San Francisco Chronicle.

President Donald Trump’s wall at the border wouldn’t be so bad, some groups are now saying, so long as it means citizenship for the nearly 700,000 people brought into the country through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“If building a wall leads us to having citizenship, then I’m all for it,” Ana Rodriguez, who works at a daycare center in California, told reporters at the Chronicle. “The U.S. is what I know and that’s where I want to live my life — I want to be a part of it in full.”

 

Rodriguez and others like her are arguing about accepting a trade-off — giving Trump his wall in exchange for retaining DACA.  The Trump administration proposed a bill earlier this month offering citizenship to 1.8 million illegal immigrants in exchange for $25 billion for a border wall.

Activist organizations have also noted that DACA recipients are making recalculations about their opposition. Marissa Montes, co-director of the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic in Los Angeles, noticed in recent weeks that they are sounding more and more likely to back a wall in exchange for citizenship.

 

“It’s coming from a point of exhaustion — they’ve tried everything,” Montes told reporters. “Their instinct is survival and as human beings, how much longer can they endure this? They’re ping-ponging back and forth.”

 

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PRES. TRUMP WHY HE OFFERED AMNESTY TO 1.8 MILLION ILLEGALS…HE’S PLAYING CHESS!

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President Trump explained his rationale for offering 1.8 million illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship in his new proposed fix for the DACA program, in a Saturday evening tweet.

I have offered DACA a wonderful deal, including a doubling in the number of recipients & a twelve year pathway to citizenship, for two reasons: (1) Because the Republicans want to fix a long time terrible problem. (2) To show that Democrats do not want to solve DACA, only use it

 

White House Proposal Extends Amnesty for 1.8 Million Illegals in Exchange for 25 Billion for Wall, End of Chain Migration, Visa Lottery

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  • The path to citizenship would require a 10-12 year period where recipients would be required to demonstrate good behavior,  work and education requirements, and good moral character.

 

The bill’s framework would apply to the roughly 690,000 illegal immigrants who registered for the DACA program started by former President Barack Obama as well as illegal immigrants who did not apply. A senior administration official told reporters that the 1.8 million number would be restricted by minor adjustments to timeframes and dates of entry issues.

“The argument is by some people in Congress is that there is another 690,000 roughly that never got around to registering but fall into the general category, age, and all the rest of it,” the official said. “Those combined come to 1.8 million.”

The path to citizenship would require a 10-12 year period where recipients would be required to demonstrate good behavior,  work and education requirements, and good moral character.

A senior White House official described the plan as an “extraordinarily generous concession” with Democrats but made several demands considered non-starters by members of Congress supporting amnesty.

The White House said that it intended to send the framework to Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, who promised Democrats a vote on the Senate floor by February 8.

The framework includes a $25 billion lump sum “trust fund” for a border security “wall system” for not only the Southern border but major security investments on the Northern border as well.

 

Read more: WH Deal: Amnesty for 1.8 Million Illegals in Exchange for $25B for Wall, End of Chain Migration, Visa Lottery…

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN OVER SCHUMER AMNESTY ON ANNIVERSARY OF PRES. TRUMP INAUGURATION

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The House of Representatives, on a bipartisan basis, passed a bill that keeps the government open with 230 votes–and now its fate rests in the hands of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his Senate Democratic conference, who would be solely responsible for a government shutdown if it happens. The Senate overwhelmingly on Thursday evening voted for a motion to proceed onto the bill, but now the funding measure needs 60 Senators to vote for it to eventually pass. Since only 47 Republicans are definitely yea votes, that means Republicans need at least 13 Senate Democrats to vote to fund the government.

The Democrats are pushing for this shutdown because they are hellbent on getting amnesty for a significant population of illegal aliens who were recipients of the unlawful Barack Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty program. The White House and congressional Republicans have been more than willing to offer a deal and proposal to handle this problem, but the Democrats have been unwilling to give up chain migration, the visa lottery, and funding for President Trump’s planned border wall.

Breitbart News will bring live updates here as the country barrels over the shutdown cliff.

UPDATE 1:07 A.M.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning a series of votes starting tonight that are filled with measures to hammer Democrats walking into the midterm elections after their decision to vote to shut down the federal government. The Schumer Shutdown is already proving to be very politically painful for Senate Democrats.

 

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TRUMP BLAMES ‘DICKY DURBIN’ FOR BLOWING UP DACA DEAL

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“Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Deals can’t get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military.”

 

Trump commented on the issue after spending time at his golf course in Palm Beach, Florida and returning to his club at Mar-a-Lago, where he is staying over the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Since news of his comment referring to “shithole countries” broke on Thursday, Trump said defensively that it was “not the language used,” although he admitted that it was “tough.”

But Durbin repeatedly accused the president of making racist comments.

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“No. No. No.” – TRUMP SAYS NO DACA DEAL WITHOUT BORDER WALL FUNDING

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Eigth prototypes of US President Donald Trump's border wall being built near San Diego are seen from across the border in Mexico

 

“No. No. No.” he replied after a reporter asked him if he would sign a DACA bill even if it did not include funding for building the wall on the Southern border.

“We need the wall for security, we need the wall for safety,” he said. “We need the wall from stopping drugs from pouring in.”

Trump appeared confident that the bipartisan congressional group could come up with a solution to the DACA problem but stated that any solution to immigration had to include the wall.

“Without the wall, it all doesn’t work … we need the wall, we have to have the wall for security purposes,” he said. “Security is number one and so the answer is — have to have the wall.”

 

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TRUMP: ‘WE CAN BUILD THE WALL FOR ONE YEAR, BUILD IT FOR LESS’ – Tells DHS Never to ‘Mention 7 Years Again’ for Border Wall Timeframe

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  • “I can build it for less”: Trump recent DHS report which stated that it would cost them $18 billion to build the border wall.
  • Trump: “Seven years to build a wall?! We can build the wall in one year.”
  • “There is no reason to ever mention 7 years again, please”

 

“I can build it for less,” Trump said in regard to the recent DHS report which stated that it would cost them $18 billion to build the border wall.

“I must tell you, I’m looking at these prices and somebody said $42 billion,” Trump said. “This is like the aircraft carrier. It started off at a billion and a half and its now at $18 billion. No, we can do it for less.”

The DHS report, released by Nielsen, also noted that it would take 7 to 10 years for the border wall along the southern border to be constructed and finished, an estimate that Trump said he never wanted to hear mentioned again.

“We can do a great job. We can do a great wall, but you need the wall and I’m now getting involved. I like to build under budget, okay. I like to go under budget, ahead of schedule.”

 

“There’s no reason for 7 years, also.” Trump said as he looked and motioned at Nielsen. “I heard the other day, please don’t do that to me. Seven years to build a wall?! We can build the wall in one year.”

“Yes sir,” Nielsen responded.

“And we can build it for less much money than what they’re talking about,” Trump said as he leaned in to tell Nielsen.

“There is no reason to ever mention 7 years again, please,” Trump told Nielsen.

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