Amid concerns from some conservatives, during last month’s DACA negotiations with Democratic leaders, Trump outlined four pillars – requirements – of any immigration deal he makes.
In his SOTU speech, President Trump repeated the existing proposal previously prepared and offered by the White House, the most memorable phrase said by the POTUS, on Tuesday night, was ‘Americans are dreamers too.’
“If you don’t keep a motivated base, you can’t win reelection.” One of the former aides from Trump’s campaign said this. The person was anonymously asked to shed light on the immigration issue candidly. The former aide also explained a similar incident that occurred during the tenure of former President George H.W. Bush. Bush broke an eminent campaign by pledging not to raise taxes. Later, he subsequently lost his bid for a second term to Bill Clinton.
Democrats and other authorities expressed outrage and used heated language during this part of the speech. The left-wing people’s action also released a statement that proclaimed that the President is looking to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with his proposal.
Trump has never been in favor of illegal immigrants entering the nation and long been responsive to his hawkish positions on illegal immigration. He presented the similar idea during his first inaugural State of the Union speech.
Stipanovich who is a frequent Trump critic said in a statement, “Basically the trade-off [from Trump to Democrats] is ‘I will give you probably more than you expected from me on Dreamers if you will give me the rest of the Stephen Miller agenda.’ I’m not sure that the president could pass that in either House. I’m not sure that he could get the necessary votes in the Senate for the non-Dreamer portion, and I’m not sure he could get the votes in the House for the Dreamer portion of it.”
Many are still confused what Trump is planning to do with his immigration proposal. The president of America said, “Democrats aren’t going to get a better immigration offer than that. They best take it.”