To the Editor:
Last week, Congress was voting on a two-week extension for the budget. Sen. Chuck Schumer and company voted no; Republicans voted yes.
Democrats wanted a DACA solution before anything else was done. In essence, they put the country, federal workers, the military and the Child Health Program on the back burner in favor of noncitizens. It did not work and the shutdown was terminated in less than 72 hours.
Now it seems the president is contemplating legalizing DACA immigrants and another 800,000 as well. Anyone would think that the news would bring joy to the opposing party.
Wrong! Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s response to the president’s offer was quick and mean-spirited, saying that the offer “shows the magnitude of racism and bigotry because of his desire to make America white again.”
What could be the reason for such a rabid response to a seemingly excellent offer, double what they requested?
It has to be fear that the president will accomplish what he promised those who voted for him: improve the economy. lower taxes, build a wall, end chain migration, start steps to terminate the immigration lottery, etc., etc.
Immigrants are one of the main sources of votes for Democrats.
It is obvious that despite fighting for legalization of DACA, the Democrats want much more; otherwise they would not have reacted so violently to the president’s offer to double their request.
What do they want? Legalization for the 10 million to 11 million “living in the shadows”?!
The incoming negotiations should include:
1. Legalization of DACA members without felonies in their records
2. Termination of chain migration
3. Building the wall to protect against influx of drugs
4. Agreement to end immigration lottery
5. Full support for the military
6. Nationwide mandatory voter ID
7. Eliminate funding for cities/states that refuse to obey immigration laws
8. A study of the anchor baby issue
9. Consideration of a return to the “Braceros” program. It was initiated to compensate for the shortage of farm workers during WWII. The 1942 agreement with Mexico to send thousands of laborers/farm workers to the U.S. ended in the early 1960s.
retired master sergeant