If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times – ‘Trump doesn’t care about other people, and he’s racist.’ And blah, blah, blah. It shouldn’t still surprise me, but it does.
Because the evidence points the other way.
Trump is helping refugees safely come to the US – once they’re fully vetted, of course. He’s helping inner cities, and still supporting cops. It’s possible to do both, if you really care.
And Dreamers? Libs have been spreading the fiction that they’ll all be deported, and shipped off to a country that doesn’t know them or want them.
So it’s more than a little surprising that Trump is preparing not only to protect Dreamers, but to protect an additional 400,000 immigrants…all of whom are supposed to be here temporarily.
Sound like a broken campaign promise? It’s not. It’s negotiation.
The Daily Caller reports:
President Donald Trump is not just willing to give amnesty to so-called “Dreamers,” he’s also down to give permanent legal status to several hundred thousand illegal immigrants who benefit from a little known amnesty program.
Temporary Protected Status was created to help individuals who couldn’t return to their home country due to a catastrophe such as a natural disaster or civil war.
A total of 435,048 illegal immigrants from ten nations currently benefit from TPS.
The program has been criticized by immigration hawks for being anything but temporary, considering nations like Honduras and Nicaragua have received TPS designation since 1999.
— Mike Quigley (@RepMikeQuigley) November 6, 2017
Trump promised on the campaign trail to end talk of amnesty. This looks like he’s backtracking.
But the one thing to understand about the situation is this: since DC doesn’t like the TPS program, it’ll have to be redone. Which means it’ll have to be renegotiated.
And where laws need renegotiating, there’s opportunity. In particular, there’s opportunity for Trump to get what he wants from liberals while dangling a reward in front of them.
Like a potential DACA deal, the White House is seeking to get immigration enforcement and legal immigration reforms in any sort of TPS legislation.
Libs want TPS extension? Good. Give Trump immigration reform, and you’ve got a deal.
Rex Tillerson says the 300,000 Haitians and Central Americans living in the U.S. under temporary protected status can now be deported. pic.twitter.com/RX1EUh2lLx
— AJ+ (@ajplus) November 3, 2017
Lifetime politicians spend their time making big speeches either denouncing or applauding programs like TPS. Businessmen see the hidden opportunities, and work to make things better.
In this case, it might make it better for immigrants, too.
Source: Daily Caller