Regardless that 700,000 undocumented immigrants are signed up for DACA, there are an estimated 1.2-million or so extra who could be eligible for it, however haven’t signed up.
Kelly characterised them as “folks that some would say had been too afraid to enroll, others would say had been too lazy to get off their asses.” Making it very clear which facet he comes down on.
What’s attention-grabbing about that is Democrats and different DACA supporters by no means requested for cover for the extra quantity of people that by no means signed up. Solely Trump has.
A part of it’s a ploy: so the President can preserve saying he’s being “very beneficiant” whilst he’s selling unprecedented — and in some circumstances merciless — reductions in authorized immigration.
We additionally more and more consider Trump’s upping the quantity comes from a realization by somebody within the White Home that you simply don’t wish to kill a booming economic system by making a labor scarcity while you kick hundreds of thousands of individuals in another country.
Trump’s plan additionally creates enormous difficulties for Homeland Safety in establishing a course of for figuring out who’s legit (whereas with DACA recipients you already know).
In the meantime, the Washington Put up stories Trump’s immigration plan will preserve America whiter longer. In response to projections by the Census Bureau, minorities will outnumber white folks in the USA in 2044. However an evaluation by the Put up pushes that date again as late as 2049, ought to Trump’s immigration plan undergo.
And Trump thrusts the dying of Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Edwin Jackson to the middle of the immigration battle. Jackson was killed when an Uber he was driving in was hit by a drunk driver who turned out to be within the nation illegally (and had beforehand been deported again to his native El Salvador twice). Trump Tweeted about it twice:
(For the file, this was Trump’s first Tweet. A Tweet providing condolences to the soccer participant’s household got here second, 5 minutes later.)
To us, this appears extra of a drunk driving downside than an immigration downside. The Miami Herald agrees. And although it’s undoubtedly a horrible tragedy, with Trump politicizing it, we couldn’t assist however surprise if the President could be as adamant had Jackson been one of many gamers taking a knee throughout the nationwide anthem. (Jackson was positioned on injured reserve previous to the beginning of the 2017 season).