The screws are about to get tightened on the Democrats and their wild refusal to negotiate on the wall and other important border security measures. They’ve gotten a free pass for more than a year because they don’t need to worry about President Trump taking action against Obama’s Dreamers. Courts have blocked the president from ending that executive action through executive action, which is one of the most bizarre and unhinged rulings of the last three years (which covers a hell of a lot of ground).
Democrats had the chance to use this opportunity to come up with legislation legalizing the Dreamers, but they passed it up to play hardball instead. They may come to regret that stance.
This week, the Supreme Court announced that they would take up the case of Trump and DACA, and it’s hard to imagine this won’t end up decided in favor of the president. What can be done by executive order can be undone by executive order. That’s as plain and true a legal fact as you’re likely to find in a court of law. We don’t doubt that it will be a 5-4 split, since the liberal justices are content to abandon the law in favor of resistance, but a 5-4 split will be good enough to end this insanity for good.
It would be very unwise for House Democrats to wait until next summer, when the decision is to come down from the high court. Once the justices confirm that Trump has the authority to unilaterally end protections for these illegal immigrants, all the power will be in the president’s court. Now is the time when Pelosi needs to call up Schumer, set up an appointment with the White House, and get on her hands and knees to apologize for that stunt she pulled in January that led to a weeks-long shutdown. It’s time to take a deep sigh and fund that wall. Period. End of discussion.
Trump should walk away from any other deal. It’s the wall or nothing.
Once DACA is lifted, the immigrants protected under it will become vulnerable to deportation. That would be a disaster for the Democratic Party, which right now has the power to prevent that from happening.
Yes, yes, they’ll blame Trump, but reasonable voters will be correct in asking: “Why didn’t you stop this when you had the chance?”
And all they’ll be able to say is some mumbled nonsense about the wall.
Quite simply, it was that important to them that we not protect our borders. Important enough to sacrifice millions of immigrants who have lived in the U.S. since they were little kids. See how well that message works heading into the election. We’re guessing it won’t go over so well.