By Rick Oltman, January 31, 2019
President Trump signed the Continuing Resolution (CR) to reopen the federal government for three weeks on Friday January 25. And a poll conducted from January 25 to the 27 has reported that 89% of those responding do not feel that funding for the border wall and a DACA amnesty should be connected.
- Should a legislative solution on the status of illegal immigrants brought here as children be tied to funding for a border wall or should these two issues be dealt with separately?
TREND: Jan 2019 Jan 2018
Tied 9% 14%
Dealt with separately 89% 82%
(VOL) Don’t’ know 2% 4%
(n) (806) (806)
The number of those responding that the two issues should be dealt with separately has increased during the last year by 7 points (8.5%).
We have a president who put illegal immigration and border security at the top of his campaign issues list in 2016 and is working to fulfill that promise. And we have Democratic Party members opposing border security and making incredibly stupid statements like:
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) called construction of a border wall “immoral.”
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) who is incredibly Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said, “The President has manufactured a humanitarian crisis.”
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said, “Mr. President, we don’t need to create artificial crises. We have enough real ones … .”
Two plans were discussed as possible tradeoffs for funds for the border wall. One would give 700,000 “DACA enrolled” illegal aliens three-year work permits. The other would allow over 1 million DACA illegals to stay in the country permanently and begin a process of family chain-migration that would bring in millions more.
The debate will continue over the next few weeks as we approach another possible government shutdown. Also approaching is yet another caravan of migrants, said to be 12,000 strong.
As we near February 15, it is likely that the approaching caravan will receive a lot of media coverage proving to thinking Americans the need for more border security, and that includes a wall.
It’s going to be an interesting three weeks.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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