Senator Cotton: Democrats Should Be Willing To Compromise On DACA

Senator Cotton: Democrats Should Be Willing To Compromise On DACA

The other day, the NY Times was whining that it was Trump who was imperiling the bipartisan talks on DACA and border security by offering up his requirements. It included this from Senator Dick Durbin

“President Trump has said he may need a good government shutdown to get his wall,” a furious Mr. Durbin said in an emailed statement Friday afternoon. “With this demand, he seems to be heading in that direction.”

The senator went on: “It’s outrageous that the White House would undercut months of bipartisan efforts by again trying to put its entire wish-list of hard-line anti-immigrant bills — plus an additional $18 billion in wall funding — on the backs of these young people.”

There’s a line I use quite a bit in my business when people are demanding my “best price”: this is a negotiation. You give some, I give some, we get to an agreement. Of course, there are times when there is no agreement, because the customer’s demands are unattainable and they won’t move off them. And what Democrats are demanding is a clean DACA bill, which includes absolutely no immigration enforcement, allows legalization of the very parents who committed the “sin” of bringing the kids illegally. Senator Tom Cotton discussed

(Newsmax) Democrats are opposing President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda from an “unreasonable negotiating position,” specifically where it relates to Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and funding for the border wall, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Sunday.

“I hope the Democrats will come off their unreasonable negotiating position and be willing to compromise,” Sen. Cotton told ABC’s “This Week” about the early January agenda items of the budget, spending and immigration.

Cotton pointed to the existing U.S. law in defending Trump’s actions and immigration policies, which have been fought endlessly by his opposition – often with no legal standing.

“The president has said all along that while President Obama acted unlawfully by giving them legal status without an act of Congress, that he wants to solve this problem with a compromise piece of legislation,” Cotton told host George Stephanopoulos. “We’ve been working on it now for four months.

“In addition to having some funding for the border wall and border security, we are also going to have to take steps to stop unskilled and low skilled immigration coming into this country, like ending chain migration and ending the diversity lottery,” he said.

All that low skilled, and often illegal, labor does is deflate wages. Regardless, if Democrats want legalization for upwards of 800,000 Dreamers, they are going to have to give back quite a bit.

“Sen. [Dick] Durbin’s, D-Ill., DREAM Act would cost $26 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. So, Sen. Durbin should reconsider who is making unreasonable, costly demands if he’s criticizing the president for requesting $18 billion to secure our southern border that creates such a huge magnet for illegal immigration and crime and drugs.”

Let’s also not forget that the border wall was passed into law long ago. Illegal aliens are not. They’re here in contradiction of long standing federal law. Democrats are standing up for things that are in violation of federal law. And the Dreamers themselves really have no right to demand anything.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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