I'm confused about Republican views on DACA

  • bifocaled

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    Jan 23, 2018 1:58 AM GMT
    Pretty much everyone (except Steve Bannon/KKK/etc) support protections for those brought here as children who know no other home other than America, even Trump! Almost everyone in the Republican Party has expressed as much. So If it's the right thing to do, why are these people's lives being held in ransom as a bargaining chip, and why is the Republican party willing to bring shut down government over it? Is it seriously to leverage the fact that the other party is more willing to do the right thing??

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    Jan 23, 2018 5:17 AM GMT
    "I'm confused about Republican views on DACA?"

    Well so are the republicans, starting with No. 45.
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    Jan 23, 2018 10:03 PM GMT
    Republicans are as divided as the rest of the country. The issue isn't really what do we do with the kids that are here now. Everyone sympathizes with the ambitious and bright university poster kids. (Interestingly we don't hear hear about the less-successful kids).

    The real concern is the message a general amnesty would send. Bring your kids to the US and if you stay long enough they can eventually sponsor you and the rest of the family! It might encourage even more economic migrants to the US. That uncertainty is really the issue.
  • outdoorsmuscl...

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    Jan 23, 2018 11:21 PM GMT
    The country is not divided ....it is just Trump's ignorant Base.
    Most Americans support DACA, but oppose border wall - CBS News poll

    Nearly nine in 10 Americans (87 percent) favor allowing young immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children to remain in the U.S. – a policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. n3nds-1.png
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/most-americans-support-daca-but-oppose-border-wall-cbs-news-poll/
    YVRguy saidRepublicans are as divided as the rest of the country. The issue isn't really what do we do with the kids that are here now. Everyone sympathizes with the ambitious and bright university poster kids. (Interestingly we don't hear hear about the less-successful kids).

    The real concern is the message a general amnesty would send. Bring your kids to the US and if you stay long enough they can eventually sponsor you and the rest of the family! It might encourage even more economic migrants to the US. That uncertainty is really the issue.
  • bifocaled

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    Jan 31, 2018 6:04 AM GMT
    YVRguy saidRepublicans are as divided as the rest of the country. The issue isn't really what do we do with the kids that are here now. Everyone sympathizes with the ambitious and bright university poster kids. (Interestingly we don't hear hear about the less-successful kids).

    The real concern is the message a general amnesty would send. Bring your kids to the US and if you stay long enough they can eventually sponsor you and the rest of the family! It might encourage even more economic migrants to the US. That uncertainty is really the issue.


    I wish that were the case, but then we have GOP reps like Paul Gosar demanding that the Dreamer kids that the Dems have brought to the SOTU address be arrested by Capitol police and deported (DACA doesn't even expire until March!) He wouldn't say that if the base doesn't think that. The hate is there.
  • northbeach

    Posts: 99

    Jan 31, 2018 7:22 AM GMT
    The hate is there? It's right here! Look no further than RJ's favorite KKK trolls