In a brilliant move, Donald Trump has submitted a plan to Congress that will –
– solve the DACA issue by monitoring Dreamers and awarding citizenship to the best law-abiding workers
– build the Wall
– and…yes, make MEXICO PAY FOR IT! Or at least cooperate with it.
The plan requires that a $25 billion dollar “trust fund” be set up to tighten border security and asks for Canada and Mexico’s full cooperation.
More from Newsmax:
The release follows on concerns raised by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the president had not sufficiently laid out his priorities. One official said the Thursday release represents a plan for the Senate, with the administration expecting a different bill to pass the House.
Democrats said they were heartened Thursday by Trump’s support, while Republicans were more cautious.
The president’s most loyal media ally, Breitbart News, attacked Trump as “Amnesty Don.”
Moderate Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he was “very encouraged” by Trump’s surprising words, which the president made late Wednesday in impromptu comments to reporters.
Among Republicans, Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford said he supports the citizenship pathway Trump described. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., called Trump’s words “positive” and said Trump’s description “gives us a better sense” of his views, but added, “We have a long way to go yet.”
Some of Congress’ more conservative members seemed unwilling to open the citizenship door for the Dreamers.
“DACA itself didn’t have a pathway to citizenship,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who battled Trump in 2016 for the GOP presidential nomination. “So I think it would be a profound mistake and not consistent with the promises we made to the voters, to enact a pathway to citizenship to DACA recipients or to others who are here illegally.”
The renegotiation of NAFTA could save the U.S. many billions per year that would otherwise enrich Mexico, so don’t give up on our neighbors paying for the Wall just yet.