President Trump is taking on his own base in an effort to do something big and bipartisan for the good of the nation. But far from praising Trump for an act of statesmanship and engaging him in serious negotiations, Democrats have attacked him relentlessly.
The fate of the so-called Dreamers has triggered a larger debate over immigration reform in the United States. Experts discuss the future of DACA, the prospects for a border wall, and the contours of longer-term immigration reform.
It’s not clear if Congress will heed Trump’s call to move toward “a merit-based immigration system,” but if they do, a would-be terrorist from Bangladesh would have contributed to the policy change.
It is wrong for supporters of the “Dreamers” to suggest that they do not already have a path to citizenship.
When President Obama was elected in 2009, Democrats controlled the White House, the House of Representatives, and had a 60-vote filibuster-proof Senate majority. Obama could have passed immigration reform, but he didn’t.
While critics say there is no utility in a border wall, countries around the globe have come to rely on them.
President Trump has indicated he is willing to sign legislation that would give legal status to 11 million illegal immigrants. If Democrats want to help those people, then they need to quit the theatrics and start doing their jobs.
Democrats took shots at the president at the expense of hurting those they claim to be fighting for. In doing so, they showed they don’t care about the dreamers and illegal immigrants. All they care about is getting Donald Trump, no matter who gets hurt.
In recent years, the foundational values of both free speech and open inquiry have increasingly come under assault at America’s colleges and universities, with many institutions maintaining formal policies that restrict constitutionally protected speech.
The only way to strengthen the EU’s resilience to future refugee and migratory crises is through a political bargain that would reconcile the humanitarian obligations of some of the world’s wealthiest democracies with the urge of Europe’s nation-states to be in control of their immigration policies. If Mr. Kurz proves to be as effective a dealmaker as he is a political campaigner, maybe such a compromise is not that far off.