CHEYENNE, WY – 2/15/18 – The Florida shooting has muted news that the Senate has begun debating immigration. President Trump has been clear about what he wants to see in an immigration bill in order for him to sign it. He calls his points the “four pillars.”
One: Mr. Trump wants funding for the border wall. Two: he wants an end to the “diversity lottery.” Three: he wants to end chain migration. These three “pillars” have much support from among Conservatives and other common sense citizens of our nation who understand that these have been destructive and must be eliminated.
The fourth pillar: President Trump wants Congress to come up with a DACA fix to provide a path to citizenship for 1.8 million children brought here illegally. This one is not so popular among Trump supporters such as Ted Cruz (R-TX), but the fact that the President must give a little something in order to get the bulk of what he wants from Congress, is understood by many.
As I said above, the Senate is now debating immigration. But instead of working toward what the president wants, a group of centrists calling themselves the Common Sense Coalition, has come up with a bill that ignores Mr. Trump’s pillars. It doesn’t end chain migration or the oft-abused diversity lottery.
Recall that we’ve been down this road before. Under George H. W. Bush, popularly known as “Bush 43,” the so-called Gang of Eight, which included media darling Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY), and, I think, Senator Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), came up with an immigration bill so bad that the House refused to even vote on it.
Present polling data reflects that 70% of American voters want immigration fixed. They don’t exactly know how they want it done, but polls taken right after the President’s State of the Union address revealed overwhelming support for Mr. Trump’s approach.
Guess what? If Senate liberal leftists and other delusional members of Congress stay on this path to failure there will not be a sensible immigration bill or a DACA fix. And they’ll deserve all the blame that can be heaped on them for failing the United States once again.
There are almost seven billion people living on this blue planet. Most, if not all of them, if given the opportunity, would opt to come to the United States. I guess, liberal Democrats, leftists, communist, socialists, progressives, and a few other “know nothings” such as the anti-sovereignty and the anti-borders crowds would like the chaos that would ensue.