The White House immigration proposal is a joke.
This is no "concession to Democrats." It's more of the same bigoted crap that's been the hallmark of this administration. Somehow, setting aside $25B for a wall and putting all Dreamers on probation for 10 years is "reasonable."
Trump *created* the problem for Dreamers by killing #DACA. Now we're supposed to jump for joy because he's telling them to walk a tightrope for 10 years? Watch and see how they'll booby trap the hell out of it. See how many Dreamers actually make it across.
And still stuck with the same stupid wall. The wall cannot be part of a DACA fix. Note: I'm not calling it a deal, because fixing something you broke is not "making a deal." It's a responsibility.
This is not The Wall in exchange for Dreamers. It's about owning the system you inherited, the one screwed up by the people who are advising you. It's about simply doing the right thing. America is defined not by its borders, but by the people living within them.
Border security comes from #borderprosperity, not the other way around. And the border will be prosperous when people and ideas can move like goods and services.
To be clear: I'm no open border proponent. But borders and safest and most secure when people aren't shut out. The wall is less a wall and more a dam. That's what we should really call it. And dams build pressure.
And for God's sake, keep families together. Not letting US citizens bring their parents? Is he for real? This is what happens when lawmakers don't push back against the idiotic term "chain migration." It's #FamilyImmigration. Always has been.
So take your little immigration proposal and toss it in the recycling bin.
Go back to the drawing board and show that you're serious about fixing the mess you made revoking DACA, banning Muslims, and killing TPS.
#NoMuslimBanEver #CleanDreamActNow #SaveTPS #ImmigrationReform
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Hassan Ahmad, Esq.