President Donald Trump’s border wall may end up becoming a “symbolic” bargaining chip for a larger immigration reform package, Dinesh D’Souza said Thursday.
“At the end of the day Trump may be moving to a position in which he says that the wall is symbolic,” D’Souza told Fox News. “In other words, these are the five ways we are going to be enforcing immigration. These are the ways we’re going to be securing our border — I have an electronic wall, I have 10 different ways to check identities. I have all kinds of enforcement within the country. It may be that there’s a way to work this out that doesn’t require a wall.”
D’Souza said he personally had no issue with the wall being cut out and said, “What people voted for is this, they voted for a principle and the principle is we can’t fix domestic immigration without stopping the porous border in which in a sense, people keep streaming across. Trump has to demonstrate that he is willing to be firm on that.”
D’Souza said the Democratic Party is only interested in immigration reform to gain more voters, and have no real stake in helping non-citizens improve their livelihood.
“The Democrats interest in these people is their votes. The Democrats are more keen to get their votes than they are to send them to school or do any other things for them. That’s the main political problem. There’s a divergence between the interests of a political party and the fundamental meaning of citizenship.”
He said the idea of citizenship is a sacred thing and should be respected at all levels of government, especially when it comes to letting illegal immigrants vote. “The whole idea of letting non-citizens vote and shape the governmental process, that falls outside the social compact.”
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