House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are backing away from previous pledges to include ‘Dreamer’ protections in any upcoming budget negotiations; signaling their flexibility on finding a DACA solution ahead of the bipartisan discussions.
According to the Hill, the Democratic leaders are reversing course from promises made just weeks ago when they vowed to include a permanent DACA fix in any budget resolution heading into 2018; now urging both parties to “drop contentious” policies buried in the bill.
“I think that’s probably the best policy for us to do,” said House Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer. “It’s also politically the most feasible way to get an omnibus passed.”
“Our best leverage is 90 percent of the American people — 87 percent — think this ought to be done,” he added.
Not all Democrats are pleased with the decision, with outspoken immigration advocate Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois blasting the decision, saying “We need a budget or spending measure that includes the Dream Act.”
DACA DELUSION: Kirsten Gillibrand Says ‘Chain Migration’ is a ‘RACIST SLUR’
New York Senator and possible 2020 presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand continued her crusade against President Trump’s proposed immigration overhaul on Monday; telling television viewers that the term “chain migration” is somehow a “racist slur” against immigrants and foreigners.
Gillibrand was speaking with ‘The View’ when she unloaded on the President’s proposal to provide a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2 million ‘Dreamers’ in exchange for ending “chain migration” and increased funding for his border wall.
“Do you agree with Nancy Pelosi when she says Trump wants to ‘Make America White Again’ and that’s what this is all about?” asked co-host Joy Behar.
“I think a lot of President Trump’s rhetoric is racist. Let’s be very clear: When someone uses the phrase chain migration it is intentional in trying to demonize families, literally trying to demonize families and make it a racist slur, it is not right. We have to change the debate” Gillibrand said.
Watch the New York Senator’s delusional comments above.
DACA DISASTER: Trump Calls out DEMOCRATS for Immigration Failure
President Trump called-out liberal legislators over their total inaction on DACA Tuesday morning, slamming the left-wing lawmakers for abandoning ‘Dreamers’ while insisting a “deal can be made.”
The Commander-in-Chief vented his frustration with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on social media, blasting the nation’s top democrats for abandoning DACA recipients after weeks of political grandstanding and speeches.
“Total inaction on DACA by Dems. Where are you? A deal can be made!” Trump tweeted
Total inaction on DACA by Dems. Where are you? A deal can be made!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018
The President’s comments come just one day after ‘Dreamers’ and other pro-DACA demonstrators protested outside the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington, DC; trashing Democratic lawmakers for using immigrant youth as a “political pawn.”