Remember when lefty Dem Sen. Chuck Schumer agreed to end the government shutdown in exchange for a vote on DACA?
Heh. He’s left holding an empty sack if reports are correct.
As of Wednesday night, four different immigration bills were floating around the Senate, only one of which meets President Trump’s ‘four pillars’ demand for border security.
And that bill isn’t likely to meet muster with Democrats on amnesty for DREAMers.
The long and short of it is there’s almost surely no solution in sight to the DACA debate.
Which means Democrats will likely be running on amnesty in November…which plays right into Trump’s hands.
Here’s more from Hot Air…
A large bipartisan group of Senators led by Sen. Susan Collins presented an immigration compromise bill today which would resolve the legal status of nearly two million “Dreamers” and provide a substantial amount of money for border security. However, both President trump and Senate Democrats are unhappy with aspects of the proposal. From the NY Times:
Senators in both parties have been racing against a self-imposed end-of-the-week deadline to write legislation that could win wide support by increasing border security while at the same time offering a path to citizenship for young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
Members of the bipartisan group, which calls itself the Common Sense Coalition, said their deal does just that. They were working Wednesday evening to determine whether their bill could garner the 60 votes necessary to break a filibuster.
“The president’s going to have a vote on his concept. I don’t think it will get 60 votes,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and a member of the group, adding: “The bottom line then is: What do you do next? You can do what we’ve done for the last 35 years — blame each other. Or you can actually start fixing the broken immigration system. If you came out of this with strong border security — the president getting his wall and the Dream Act population being taken care of — most Americans would applaud.”