DACA

Dickie Durbin Does DACA

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

With Trump in the White House you won’t have national monuments shut down or military payroll not met; he’s going to define “essential” functions of the government differently than Obama did. In fact, most Americans probably wouldn’t notice a government shutdown at all. But the ones who will probably won’t like the thought that it’s happening out of homage to illegal aliens at their expense. And they might like it even less if they believe Durbin trumped up a lie as a smokescreen for the whole thing.

Please Don‘t Shut Down The Government, Democrats, Because That Would Be Awful (Not)

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

If the Democrats decide to shut down the government over DACA, awesome. Go out and make the case that, in addition to all the other inconveniences, injuries, and expenses Americans have borne as a result of people disrespecting our laws and coming here illegally, we now have to shut down our government because of them too. Sounds like a well thought-out plan. Go ahead, Dems. Give it a try. There’s no way Trump is going to humiliate you again. Sure, you tell yourselves that every time you go up against him, but hey, you gotta win sometime.

Trump Shoots Down Senate Liberals’ Amnesty Bill

President Trump called the deal proposed by Senators Flake and Durbin “horrible” on border security funding, the President also said the deal was “very, very weak” when it came to the White House’s preferred changes to the legal immigration system. "It's the opposite of what I campaigned for," the President.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: One year later the Donald Trump experiment is working like a charm

Republicans and Donald Trump aren’t the only ones who have relationships to repair. The media will blow any potential intraparty GOP differences way out of proportion. A year after President Trump was inaugurated the establishment is on the run and the party is largely unified.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Americans won’t let Dems turn compassion against them on DACA

Americans are compassionate but they’re not stupid; there may be a need to compromise on immigration but it must be a two-way street. Democrats who believe they’ll win the political battle over a government shutdown are sorely mistaken -- thankfully they won’t realize it until November.

You think Democrats want to fix immigration? Dream on!

Editors, Washington Examiner

It is much easier to point to President Trump's crude comments on immigration than it is to handle the truth, which is that his opponents want an argument rather than action. In an election year, immigration is far more powerful for Democrats as a political issue than it is as an accomplishment in the rearview mirror. They know this just as they have always known it, and so they're digging in their heels and throwing obstacles in the way of a solution.

Trump: In Immigration Debate, Race Matters

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

Mass immigration means an America in 2050 with no core majority, made up of minorities of every race, color, religion and culture on earth, a continent-wide replica of the wonderful diversity we see today in the U.N. General Assembly. Such a country has never existed before. Are we on the Yellow Brick Road to the new Utopia — or on the path to national suicide?

What if diversity isn't America's strength?

Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times

If you read the Federalist Papers, you'll learn that among the top priorities of the founders was to ensure that the government, particularly any branch of government, not be too powerful. The Bill of Rights is all about constraining the power of government. The Constitution never once mentions the words "strength" or "strong." Neither does the Declaration of Independence. But both documents talk a great deal about freedom and liberty.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: No way ‘Climate Change’ as national security threat passes a laugh test

National security dangers aren’t just in the eye of the beholder; some threats are by nature easier to spot – and deal with. Wise people on both sides of the climate change issue can’t even agree on whether it exists much less the risk warmer temperatures might represent to American interests.

Democrats decree death in the swamp for the Dreamers

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Even as the U.S. Homeland Security Agency has started accepting applications for extensions, as ordered by the courts pending final adjudication of the legislation. Even that’s not good enough for the Democrats. They insist on a permanent solution now, and if this inconveniences the Dreamers, that’s just too bad. Elections have consequences, and the Democrats, who did a little dreaming of their own about Hillary Clinton, just can’t understand why they can’t have it their way, anyway.

Getting The Immigration Bills Straight

Extending DACA or passing a larger amnesty bill before we build the promised border wall, before we take other actions to improve border security, before we beef up internal enforcement of our immigration laws, and before we remove the incentives to come and stay in America illegally would be a colossal mistake.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Holier than thou Obama and fake news media about to receive their due

There’s no doubt about it, the left is using Trump’s colorful use of language and “behavior” to distract from the progress he’s achieved in making America great again. The former president’s demeanor may have been more to the liberals’ liking -- but it’s not his show to run anymore.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How the left uses social media and racism to assault American culture

The left has weaponized racism to destroy what remains of traditional American culture and institutions such as the church and family. Social media is the liberals’ preferred method for spreading propaganda, a strategy that’s proved very effective for furthering their sinister aims.

Trump Says What Normal Americans Think, Establishment Goes Nuts

We think all the establishment huffing and puffing about President Trump's "sh-thole" remark is cover for the fact that other than achieving their goal of fundamentally changing America, they have no answer for why we need more uneducated immigrants from underdeveloped countries.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Conservatives should retire their fears about new GOP blood in 2018

Retirement is hardly an easy choice. For motivated people who spent years serving and providing it must be difficult to simply walk away. Nevertheless, bringing fresh perspectives to Washington is something the Congress desperately needs. On balance, it’s a very good thing.

Mr. President, Put Up That Wall

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Trump's wall is a part of his overall immigration policy, which is intended to fix our “broken” immigration system. Candidate Trump argued that a country that cannot control its borders has very little claim to being a country. Last week President Trump spoke of building a wall costing eighteen billion dollars. He also spoke of reviving the confusing immigration laws. Go to it, Mr. President, and, by the way, develop a dress code for the White House. Be wary of shabbily dressed counselors.

Limbaugh: Trump's Televised Immigration Meeting Flawlessly Executed Rebuttal To Wolff

Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics

Limbaugh: It was not about immigration. It was to counter the Wolff book. It was to get rid of it, it was to toss it aside, it was to rebut it. It was to nuke it. It was to dispel it. It was to render it meaningless and to have it seen for what it is: A pack of lies. Now, some people might say, “Gee, I don’t think that was good reason to do this. You don’t want to be defensive about it.” Well, I’m sure at the White House they’ll tell you this wasn’t a defensive move, that this was them on offense.

Who Is Right: Rush Or Tucker And Ann?

So, who is right? Rush, who says don’t worry the President's meeting wasn’t about DACA, amnesty or anything but showing the world that Trump is in control and isn’t suffering from dementia. Or is it Tucker Carlson and Ann Coulter who say the meeting was a disaster, and perhaps the lowest point of Donald Trump’s presidency?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Trump show’ brings policy to the masses with a bit of show biz flair

President Trump’s attempt to bring the immigration debate out into the open can only be a good thing for an American public starved for information as to what’s really going on in government. The entertainment value is high; one can only hope the final result will be just as gratifying.

Donald Trump—the Grownup in the Room on Immigration

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Donald Trump gets called crazy a lot. Or infantile. Or senile. More than a bit of projection may be operative in these allegations, however. Watching Tuesday's televised discussion of immigration with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders, which the president opened to the media, it was hard not to come to an opposite conclusion. Donald Trump was the real grownup in the room.