If Trump listens, he will scrap catastrophic DACA deal

Jan. 26, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging President Donald Trump to reject the recently announced DACA deal that trades away amnesty, citizenship and ten years of chain migration and visa lottery for an eventual “end” to the program:

“Last week, I told the Washington Post, ‘If Donald Trump signs a DACA deal, caves on this thing, on the one-year anniversary of his presidency, it ends his presidency for all intents and purposes. There is no reason for the blue-collar Democrats who voted for Trump last time to come out again.’

“Now that the White House has released the framework of a deal that not only provides amnesty for 1.8 million illegal aliens with a pathway to citizenship, it also allows for 4 million more people to come in through the chain migration and visa lottery programs over the next decade.  If the ‘deal’ survives five Congresses, and at least one other president, only then would chain migration end. This is not only a bad deal, it’s a disastrous deal.

“First, President Trump providing amnesty is his ‘read my lips’ moment, giving his political opponents a major victory while destroying his own credibility with those trust him. The practical implication will be the inevitable Electoral College loss of Arizona, Texas and Florida for Republicans, eliminating any pathway to the presidency for a future GOP candidate and creating a permanent Democrat majority in Congress. We have seen what happens when that occurred in California, where single-party Democrat rule has turned the Golden State into what some are calling the poverty capital of the U.S., one ridden with tent cities.

“As President Trump returns from his triumphant visit at the World Economic Forum in Davos, he must listen to his blue-collar base that elected him and scrub this bad, bad deal that was announced in his absence. If this deal passes, without the Trump base showing up to vote, the midterms will be a bloodbath.”

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