DACA confusion

  • 15 September 2017
  • NormanL
DACA confusion

There was a great deal of conflicting information, and confusing headlines, coming out of the President's meeting with Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Was there a deal on DREAMers and DACA? Is the border wall with Mexico going to be built? What the heck just happened?

A few things to consider...

The President said he has made no deal with Democrats. He also used his Twitter accout to say this about DREAMers:

Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!.....

So it's only natural for some folks to feel the President has "caved" on amnesty.

What's the truth of the matter?

We don't know. Until a deal becomes more than talk -- written down, agreed to, and put into legislation where all can see it, and votes can be cast on it -- it's all speculation. And as we have seen before, if the Prssident is uncomfortable with the direction legislation is taking, he has no qualms about saying so, and calling out members by name for gumming up the works.

Best to wait and watch this political negotiation unfold, and see if there is any substance -- at all -- to the flurry of headlines and hot takes.