The art of the deal
Some Americans, especially those who still can’t believe Hillary lost the election, and the liberal mainstream media can’t accept a hard-driving, no nonsense businessman as our President; and are too biased or aren’t perceptive enough to understand President Trump’s recent action regarding the Dreamers — young people, most still in their 20s who were brought here illegally by their parents when they were children.
By law, DACA is a Constitutional issue for Congress to decide. Even President Obama alluded to this when he issued his Executive Order. If you read between the lines, everything President Trump has said, including his
recent warning that if Congress didn’t “Do the right thing, he would,” could be construed to indicate he doesn’t believe these young people should be torn away from the only country they’ve ever known.
To secure a DACA waiver, which must be renewed every two years, the requirement is to either be in school, working, or as some have done, join the Armed Services — which surely would indicate they have a desire to be law biding, productive American citizens.
California’s state university system is suing President Trump for his order to discontinue the DACA program, because there are around 4,000 Dreamers attending college in those schools. An extensive article in this past Sunday’s DemocratGazette discussed in detail how losing this segment of the population would have a disruptive effect in the work force, particularly in the field of health care. Generally speaking, there is a need for thousands of skilled workers, which handicaps production because businesses can’t find qualified workers to fill their needs.
Could this be a clever move by President Trump to first put DACA on a legal path — some senators are already talking about a plan — then public pressure forcing Congressional approval?
Last week this much maligned president caused outrage for some when he worked his “Art of the Deal” to avoid an impending crisis. It was necessary to raise the national debt ceiling in order to fund FEMA relief efforts in Texas, and now Florida — which by Congressional standards would take weeks of haggling over a decision. By reaching across the aisle, a bipartisan plan was approved, and within two days funding was on the way.