A New York Times report Sunday claims that Democrats are facing opposition to saving DACA from many Dreamers themselves, who don’t want any compromise on border security.
The New York Times’ Michael D. Shear and Yamiche Alcindor report, “The pressure from some immigrant activists to reject any compromise that would tighten border security has frustrated Democratic leaders, who recognize the political risks of being labeled the party of open borders — a potentially lethal tag as they seek to regain support from working-class voters across the Midwest.”
“Fearful of concessions to Mr. Trump that could increase immigration enforcement aimed at their families and friends, the activists are targeting Democratic congressional leaders with loud political protests. And Democratic politicians may be vulnerable,” the article says. It later added, “But moving too far to the left on border security could hold serious risks for a party that lost the presidency with defeats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa — all states where immigration remains a hot-button issue.”
Democrat House minority leader was shouted down during a DREAM Act event by demonstrators in September. Some shouted “We undocumented youth demand a clean bill…We undocumented youth demand that you do not sell out our community and our values…We undocumented youth will not be a bargaining chip for Trump!”
Others held signs saying, “Democrats are Deporters.” (RELATED: Pelosi Battles Pro-Amnesty Demonstrators At DREAM Act Event [VIDEO])
President Trump signalled a willingness to compromise on DACA with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in September. Trump maintained that he wouldn’t do so without a compromise on border security.
However, Chuck Schumer recently said in a podcast interview that President Trump conceded on the border wall as well, telling him, “Okay, we won’t do the wall.” (RELATED: umer: Trump Said ‘We Won’t Do The Wall’ During Negotiations)