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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Trump's plan to scuttle DACA

This post originally was supposed to be about Katy Perry, who hates Donald Trump so much that she wrote a song against him last year. That's about as cutting edge as a butter knife.

But to understand her situation, one has to understand President Trump's plan to rid the nation of two bills that were never introduced as legislation, but which the media treats as law.

DACA and DREAMers would reward 1.8 million illegal aliens with citizenship -- despite their being here illegally.

Trump wants to end these Fake Laws, and gave Congress until March to enact legislation, or his administration would enforce the real law.

He offered a compromise. He would allow citizenship if the DACA and DREAMers kept their noses clean for 12 years. In exchange, Democrats agree to funding the wall, ending diversity visas, and curtailing the friends-and-family chain migration that allows legals to bring in illegals.

The caterwauling on the right was almost as inane as the howling on the left.

However, Monica Showalter and other sane people saw through the fog of war and understood what Trump just did.

Making DACA and DREAMers wait 12 years would greatly reduce their number.

“It makes sense because studies show that most Dreamers are underachievers, many of whom are just high school graduates, heavy welfare users, have petty crime backgrounds, and do not speak English. It’s almost a given that most won’t make it to the twelve-year finish line without getting into a bar fight, getting caught graffiti-spraying, or be picked up for drunk driving. The only ones who make it will be those with a work ethic and family values. Those actually are the ones who could become Republicans in the long run. Trump knows this. Democrats don’t. They believe their own propaganda about all DREAMers being valedictorians,” Showalter wrote.

Confession: I knew it was a good deal when National Review called it "The Art of the Choke."

I also knew it was a good deal when @PolAgnostic explained it on Twitter.

"Everyone who has no experience negotiating deals summed up by 100+ pages of legalese should pay attention. You can learn the most important rule of negotiating next: If you aren't willing to walk away with NO DEAL, you've already lost," he wrote.

"Where've you heard that before? Negotiating an immigration deal falls under that rule.

"One side has multiple choices they can offer (Trump) and the other side (Dems) already have deal breaker "minimums" their radical base is demanding. (From outside of Schumer's house @ 3 AM)

"Only Trump can walk away. Trump's team goes in KNOWING what the Dems MUST HAVE for a WIN."

Now let me pause now to remind people that "The Art of the Deal" and "The Art of the Comeback" are merely Trump's riffs of "The Art of War," which goes back 2,500 years. This is basic stuff that requires stealth, patience, and discipline -- all of which are in short supply among liberals both in and out of the media.

The Tweetstorm by @PolAgnostic ended: "In September, the conventional wisdom of DC put a tax cut, much less reform, at a 0% chance of happening ... EVER ... during a Trump administration.


"And by Christmas --- POOF! The largest tax reform and cuts EVER.

"Stay Calm and Let President Trump worry about Making a Deal"

But the professional punditry are up in arms over this calling him a sellout, a loser, and even an artichoke. 

Somehow these super-slick genius Democrats spent twice as much money as Trump did and lost the election.

But never mind all that. The pros tell us that the Democrats have Trump over the barrel.

Never mind that they said he would never be nominated and even on Election Night gave him less than a one-in-four shot at winning.

Now they write him off on DACA and DREAMers.

Which is why I turn to amateurs and bloggers for my insights. They seem to know what they are talking about.

America needs to control its borders again. I don't care if you are conservative or liberal. Open borders endangers your life.

Which brings me to Katy Perry, the singer who hates Donald Trump.

After all, he and his supporters are deplorable and xenophobic, don't you know.

But when it comes to her safety, Miss Perry is all build-the-wall.

"Pawel Jurski, who hails from Poland, was arrested in Miami last month after trying to bum-rush the stage at Katy's concert there, the Daily Mail reported.

He is infatuated by Perry and attended six of her concerts in 20 days.

"Katy's director of security told police that Jurski was the same man who climbed to the 14th floor of the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach trying to meet the superstar," the Mail reported.

The federal government started deportation proceedings.

I am glad.

My point is not that she is a hypocrite for having the man arrested and hopefully sent back to Poland.

My point is all Americans deserve the same protection from danger, not just singers who are stalked by fans.

The fear is real. The calls of xenophobia are fake. The Donald will prevail.


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  1. The 12-year thing is weaker than you think. It puts far too much of the decision-making about individual deportation cases in the hands of judges. Then it is no longer a matter of legislation, but one of creative interpretation. And we already know how well THAT works - "emanations of penumbras" will doubtless be invoked.

  2. asllso it is the Dems who know the DACA clock is at five minutes to midnight-
    and ticking. all Trump has to d is run the clock.
    and walk.. TG

  3. To make a deal you have to compromise. The GOP cannot do like the Dems did with Obamacare and pass immigration reform without any Dem votes. So they will have to give the Dems something.

    Trump's offer would allow some of the people who are already here to stay permanently and even eventually get citizenship. In return, the GOP would get pretty much everything else.

    Anybody on the right who opposes that deal should have to explain what better deal is achievable.

  4. OK. I'm off the ledge now.Good stuff. That's why I come here.

  5. Trump made them an offer, a very generous one, and they turned it down. Now, In March DACA goes away and those people are open for deportation. When Democrats complain - which they will - Trump comes back with another offer, not nearly as generous as the first one. The Democrats need the deal more than Trump does, and I think he is betting that the closer we get to November the more desperate they will be to get something. Being desperate for a deal, as anyone can tell you, is not the sign for success in negotiations.

    I think that toward the end of summer - early fall we will have a better since how the congressional races are playing out and then a deal will be made that will be much more advantageous for Trump and not for the Democrats.

    -Mikey NTH

  6. The 12-year process is a known unknown for the Democrats. Sure, they could retake the government over the next few years. But the odds of that happening are low (I believe the bet case scenario for the Dems is that the 2018 midterms will be a wash). Trump is betting on his own political success past 2020. And there's a good chance Pence/Haley/Cotton will push things past 2024. And don’t forget that Trump can revisit a DACA deal in 2019 and 2021 if he has the political strength to do so.

    Trump is also putting more and more conservative judges into the federal system, and a good number of states are already stocked with conservative judges locally. And calls to split the 9th Circuit are increasing. Its days are numbered.

    The Border Wall will be built before DACA gets anywhere close to the 12-year period. Illegal immigration will slow down thanks to ICE and Border Patrol. The left won’t be able to undo the DACA deal administratively.

    Bottom line is that the Democrats banked heavily on artificially building a majority through illegal immigration, and they didn’t anticipate Trump winning the election. They have no Plan B to rebuild the Democratic Party. Trump knows this- and knows that they are desperate to get DACA anything.

    Oh, and lastly, what happens to the 2018 Midterms if Trump gets a DACA deal? Democrats can’t run on it. They must focus on the economy and the coming firestorm over the FISA/Russian Dossier scandal. That’s not a good position to be in- and Trump is boxing them in.

  7. If the Democrats really wanted to give millions of illegal aliens amnesty they would have done it when they controlled Congress. They didn't. I think they didn't want to give the Republicans an opportunity to vote against it as a political alibi. Many Republicans were, and are, for amnesty, but they are afraid of their constituencies. And that is a good thing.

    DACA is dead in the water and has become a navigational hazard. Time to scuttle it. Let the deportations begin. - Elric

  8. The Dems are caught between a rock and a hard place. Chuckle Schumer can not pull them out.

  9. 12 million Mexicans just bum rushed the stage called the United States. They have to go back.

    1. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, hmmmm, I don't think so.

      The last amnesty was just that: The Last Amnesty.

      Illegal aliens need to go. If they want to apply legally, fine. But not from the U.S. Stand in line. - Elric

  10. OK. I'm back on the ledge.

    1. Breitbart is one of those sites I don't have a lot of faith in. They seem to put a lot of energy into going their own way; being correct is secondary. That article is another anonymous sourced, "someone close to the negotiations," who gave them a copy of this "draft Amnesty." Yeah, right.

      I'm sure glad that I simply trust DJT to do the right thing. It must be difficult to keep blowing hot, then cold, then hot... but I guess it sells pageviews.

      Re: the pretty pop tart & her oh-so-valuable opinion. Well, she'd have to make a clean breast of it & show me what she's got; then I'll consider it- but she's probably just one of those boobs we see so many of!

    2. She has some things she needs to get off her chest.

  11. Regular Americans deserve bodyguards, too. We call them "Border Patrol Agents".

  12. Re: Greg Rose's concern, I would say, and my gut reaction to the Breitbart headline in tandem was...

    They simply don't get the Donald position, nor do they get The Donald himself.

    (Full Disclosure: I'm just starting to learn)

  13. I respectfully disagree with one part of Ms. Showalter's description of the situation.

    To wit: "The only ones who make it will be those with a work ethic and family values. Those actually are the ones who could become Republicans in the long run. Trump knows this. Democrats don’t."

    Some Democrats do, I think.That's why they say that the twelve-year wait is racist, immoral, cruel and, I dunno, . . . fattening. If they really wanted what they say they want, they'd take that deal before Trump had time to change his mind.

  14. Trump knows how to get what he wants. What the Dems know is how they USED to get what they wanted, and that ain't workin'. Bummer for them.

  15. If some Democrats do vote with Republicans for the 12 year DACA plan, another Democrat group like La Raza will challenge the legislation as unconstitutional since poor DACAs have to wait 12 years a liberal judge will agree and overturn the law and ... we know how this will end.

    1. Congress makes the immigration laws. They also made the laws concerning judgeships and court districts, and can change or eliminate them at will. IMHO it is way past time for them to do so. They can rid themselves of persistently pesky judges. - Elric

  16. Trump's proposal on DACA truly is a 3 dimensional chess move. The opposition from both sides of the aisle is now down to very few possible moves before checkmate.