It appears that Democrats have forgotten that President Trump made billions of dollars for one reason. He is the master of the Art of the Deal. He literally wrote the book on it. Literally. He’s willing to make a deal on immigration, but he’s going to get the border wall, one way or another.
But in their zeal to obstruct everything President Trump want to do, Democrats forget that part of deal making is drawing a hard bargain when necessary.
Democrats have refused to be reasonable time and time again about the border wall that they even promised President Reagan, so President Donald Trump is hardening his demands for a deal to protect illegal alien DACA welfare sponges from deportation.
While Congress holds talks this week to avoid a government shutdown, Trump is negotiating with Congress for the budget, Bloomberg reports.
Any deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, must also forbid these illegal aliens from sponsoring family members to join them in the U.S., end a program that allots visas to people from countries with low rates of migration to America, and provide money for a wall on the Mexican border, a White House spokesman said Tuesday. The statement echoed a Trump tweet from last week.
“The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc,” the president wrote on Friday. “We must protect our Country at all cost!” On Tuesday he added, “Democrats are doing nothing for DACA – just interested in politics.”
Two top White House officials, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Legislative Director Marc Short, will meet with congressional leaders of both parties Wednesday to discuss a spending plan for fiscal 2018, an issue Congress repeatedly punted last year.
The White House and Capitol Hill Republicans say the meeting will be limited to the issue of caps on domestic and defense spending. Any effort to bring up issues other than the caps, like immigration, will be considered a distraction, a senior Republican aide said.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi plan to use raise DACA, among other issues, as leverage in any budget deal, according to a Democratic aide and a letter that Pelosi sent to House Democrats.
Democratic leaders have pushed for pork barrel add-ons to the spending bill that encompasses spending caps and immigration, as well as deals on disaster relief, electronic surveillance and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. “We can’t leave any of those issues behind,” Schumer said on the Senate floor in December.
The latest in a series of stopgap measures funding the government runs out Jan. 19. Some Democrats are determined to use the next deadline to restore the DACA protections.
Whatever happens, it’s going to happen in the next two weeks. Check back with o4anews.com for update.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
January 3rd, 2017
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