DACA Deal: GOP should join Trump in demanding real immigration reform in exchange for any amnesty

President Trump was right to demand Wednesday that new immigration legislation provide at least $25 billion to secure our southern border, end chain migration that allows legal immigrants to bring their extended families to the U.S., and end a diversity lottery system that gives preferential treatment to immigrants from nations that send few people to America.

Nonetheless, an amnesty for a real reform deal – far more generous than the one President Trump campaigned on and more generous than one I would personally support – is one that most conservatives can accept.

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The Guardian -
Dreamers stuck in limbo as Senate rejects four immigration plans

The Senate left hundreds of thousands of Dreamers in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security.

The “no” votes included some of the chamber’s most conservative Republicans, many of whom were uncomfortable with offering citizenship to immigrants here illegally.

Washington Post -
As immigration showdown looms in Senate, Trump administration is ‘doing everything in our power’ to stop bipartisan plan, official says

President Trump and senior administration officials were working furiously Thursday to scuttle a bipartisan plan to deal with young undocumented immigrants and boost border security as a Senate showdown over immigration loomed.

The White House’s criticism came as the bipartisan group introduced a plan that would fulfill Trump’s calls to grant legal status to 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants and would appropriate $25 billion for southern border security construction projects over the next decade — not immediately, as Trump wants.

New York Times -
Trump Gets What He Wants in Immigration Debate: Quiet on the Right

This time, as senators again search for a way forward on immigration, a revolt from the right has so far failed to materialize, in large part because of the intransigence of a different player: a man in the White House who has mostly satisfied immigration hard-liners.

With the election of a president who ran on the most restrictive immigration platform in modern times, the reality for the Republican Party under Mr. Trump is more difficult than it was under Reagan, who still elicits disapproval from conservatives who believe he gave too much away in the immigration overhaul of 1986.

Fox News -
New Yorkers Say No to De Blasio, Cuomo, Gillibrand for 2020; Trump Approval There at 30 Percent

'He Does Not Respect Women': Andrew Cuomo Blasts Trump at Women's March Breakfast. While President Donald Trump remains highly unpopular in his home state, those same voters say three top state Democrats with presidential ambitions should stay home in 2020, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.

De Blasio, who once traveled to Germany to protest the president, saw 78 percent of New Yorkers disapprove of any 2020 ambitions.

Fox News -
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