GOP nativists are apparently freaking out over Donald Trump’s supposed deal with Democrats to provide deportation relief to Dreamers, so the White House is looking for ways to appease the hardliners. The New York Times writes:
White House officials are circulating a set of hard-line immigration proposals — including the hiring of 10,000 new immigration enforcement agents — to House Republicans alarmed by President Trump’s pledge to protect around 800,000 so-called Dreamers.
The outline, drafted by Mr. Trump’s top policy adviser, Stephen Miller, and the Domestic Policy Council, should be seen as an administration wish list rather than a set of demands, according to an official involved directly in the drafting.
Trump’s new “wish list” includes beefed-up border security, new restrictions on legal immigration, and more Homeland Security agents.
But perhaps most importantly, the measures could sink entirely the framework Trump reportedly agreed to with Democrats in order to provide protections for Dreamers—of course.
A House Democratic leadership aide called the proposal a “complete nonstarter” and “not a serious document.” The aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it does not reflect the agreement the president made with Mr. Schumer and Ms. Pelosi.
Nothing good ever comes from the pen of Stephen Miller.