Senator John McCain announced a ‘bipartisan’ immigration bill that he put together with Democratic Senator Chris Coons. According to McCain this will “end the gridlock so we can quickly move on to completing a long-term budget agreement that provides our men and women in uniform the support they deserve.”
You would assume that the bill would be some type of compromise. Instead it is totally liberal, it offers all DACA members a path to citizenship, and does not include any funding for a border wall.
“For months, I have been calling on my colleagues to complete a bipartisan budget agreement to lift the caps on defense spending and fully fund the military. While reaching a deal cannot come soon enough for America’s service members, the current political reality demands bipartisan cooperation to address the impending expiration of the DACA program and secure the southern border,” said McCain in a statement.
However the bill does permit the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit to Congress “a new southern border security strategy within a year of the bill’s passage,” that would include “a list of known physical barriers, levees, technologies, tools, and other devices that can be used to achieve and maintain situational awareness and operational control along the southern border.”
This is not a good compromise. Fortunately, it doesn’t stand a chance. “Any deal on DACA that does not include STRONG border security and the desperately needed WALL is a total waste of time. March 5th is rapidly approaching and the Dems seem not to care about DACA. Make a deal!” tweeted President Trump.