When the Senate Republicans drafted a bill on Dreamer protection on Monday night, it quickly became clear that this was not the compromise to end the partial shutdown of the government that President Donald Trump had announced.  The bill would relieve the asylum system. This would make it easier to deport Central American children entering the United States without their parents. The budget for detention and deportation of immigration and customs would be increased by more than 20%.
Perhaps annoyingly, Dreamers did not even offer a better deal than the status quo, though concessions on this issue were traded as a compromise that would bring Democrats to the negotiating table. Under the draft law, recipients of childhood access protection could apply for a new stricter program, which would provide similar deportation protection and a work permit, but would expire permanently three years later.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Will provide this ruling on Thursday for a pointless poll. The measure almost failed in the Senate and could not be passed in parliament.
"There are more than poisoned pills – they have not even tried," said Ur Jaddou, former chief prosecutor for citizenship and immigration services. said HuffPost. "There is not even an effort to find a compromise. It is shocking.
When Trump unilaterally quit DACA in September 2017, many observers suspected that he would do so to make concessions from Democrats related to immigration and border security – such as funding a US-Mexican wall. for example. Keeping the safety of 700,000 Dreamers hostage to fulfill his controversial election pledge has some logic:
Events since his DACA strike have undermined Trump's position somewhat. Several federal judges have temporarily blocked the cancellation of the program, and the Supreme Court has so far refused to examine the legal action that allows Dreamers to constantly renew their DACA protection to DACA. The program created by executive actions can be withdrawn by hostile presidents who obey the law. And the program is currently in legal limbo. Immigration reformers, including Dreamers himself, have long been calling for a permanent solution, ideally with a path to citizenship.
But Trump is not a Machiavellian strategist who uses the two deceptive and terrorist weapons to achieve his goals. He is just an obstructive self-drive driver for whom the catastrophe is his own reward as long as he's under the brand.
Therefore, he vetoed – and thus doomed to fail – a bill that would have made DACA permanent and made a decision to become citizenship in exchange for $ 25 billion in wallet money. And that's why the draft bill on Monday evening contained an offer that the Democrats could not possibly accept.
"This is so far from a good faith," said Philip Wolgin, director of immigration policy at the Center for American Progress. "It's far from it" Let's make a deal: DACA against the wall.
Some observers are looking for signs that a reasonable mind in the White House honestly seeks a solution to the problem of Trump's refusal to sign an agreement, decommissioning bill without any money is now being watched by Jared Kushner Trump's son-in-law and counselor try to "figure out what a more comprehensive immigration reform looks like", including a possible "green card path" for DACA recipients, according to a Wednesday's Axios report.
The term "path green cards" is another way to say the more common "path to citizenship", albeit in a form that sounds less offensive to hardline immigration restrictions. Maybe this little language trickery is a small sign that thinking in the White House is evolving.
What makes the Axios report less encouraging is his account of Kushner. He does not seem to know that the solution he sees as novel is the same one his father-in-law has repeatedly denied.
"If the President presents a law with permanent protection for Dreamers for Border Guard" It would fit, "said Todd Schulte, president of the impartial immigration group FWD.us and a big critic of the bill proposed by Monday. "If the president wants money for the wall, he knows how to get it."