DACA Updates: Democrats Claim Victory

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Wednesday night and Thursday morning brought very different stories on DACA’s future.

On Thursday morning, we had a flood of information from the White House; Democrats claimed victory as our commander in chief started a tweet storm.

Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi broke that they had “agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) into law quickly and to work out a package of border protection security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.”

What sounded like progress for both sides of the aisle was eventually derailed as Mr. Tweet himself claimed that this was false.

“The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built,” Trump tweeted early Thursday morning.

As we remind ourselves that everything in this government has to be difficult, let’s recap. Shall we?

If the Democrats are right, some are calling Trump’s credibility done for. Rep. Steve King, who has been very vocal about immigration, said on Twitter that, “No promise is credible,” anymore. Cue crumbling wall sound.

And if Trump is right, well we didn’t get anywhere again, did we?

Inevitably, we have to call Trump’s decision what it is — a rash political decision that negatively affects 800,000 people with regard only for his voter base.

Did I miss anything?

This isn’t a conservative value, nor is it an American value. If you claim something is broken, you don’t just throw that piece out and expect everything to work.

Imagine taking your car to the mechanic with a broken transmission. The mechanic can’t just take out the transmission and claim that others just aren’t doing their job. This is what Trump has done though, and at some point we need leadership that is willing to accept responsibility.

Now, his plan, which seems to be stopped perhaps, did allow six months for Congress to work out their differences. But this kind of demand for peaceful playtime needs to be worked from the top down.

With all of this happening, it may be easy to forget the most important thing — the roughly 800,000 people registered under DACA. They are the true victims, and it must be terrifying to have to sit and watch your potential future be decided over Twitter.

This isn’t anything counter to the status quo, though. It seems like our commander in chief would rather sit and hurl insults than actually getting anything done.

Rather than fixing all of the issues this country has, Trump has used personal attacks which have proven to accomplish nothing.

How did his healthcare plan go? What about making Mexico pay for the wall?

Believe me when I say that the history books will remember Trump as an angry orange man that got absolutely nothing done. Did I miss anything?

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