In office, the president waited nine months before taking action to phase out the unconstitutional amnesty for 800,000 or so DACA recipients. Now, confronted with a deadline to grant DACA recipients legal status or begin deportations, President Trump is proposing legislation that would grant 1.8 million illegal immigrants a pathway to American citizenship.
The Democratic Party has argued for months that something must be done for DACA recipients to give them stability and end their questionable legal status. Trump is offering this deal to Democrats in exchange for border wall funding, an end to the diversity visa lottery, and changes to our system of chain migration.
Here’s how Senate Democrats are responding to Trump’s offer to go beyond the 800,000 DACA recipients and grant citizenship to nearly 2 million illegal aliens: