It’s never different this time. From Ol’ Remus at theburningplatform.com:
Once again the citizenry is being swindled. It’s official. Amnesty is on offer. No matter how many conditions are attached, putting amnesty on the table is a faceplant. Immigration law hasn’t been enforced since the amnesty of the 1986 and, without enforcement, electing representatives and passing laws mean nothing. Why should anyone believe it’s different this time? It’s never different this time.
Don Surber is an astute Appalachian whose opinions I generally rate with rare earths and natural pearls, but he goes all Scott Adams about this:
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.
And here’s the Machiavellian calculation according to Bill Mitchell:
If Democrats accept Trump’s DACA deal they alienate their far left base by caving on the wall. If they reject the deal, they alienate everyone else by being #AmericaLast. By sweetening a deal Democrat leadership CANNOT accept, he completely marginalizes them for 11/18. Get it?
Good ol’ 3D chess, tell me more, it all sounds so clever and exciting. Except liberal judges would strike down all the conditions for amnesty and they know it. They’ll get a pass and a tearful apology, just as they did the last time, because immigration law is never the law, it’s a suggestion, a humble supplication to the court, meaning those worthies slavering to be stroked at Georgetown cocktail parties for their brave service to humanity.
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