Democrats are bending over backwards to make sure that everyone knows they care more about illegal immigrants than American citizens. They’re even planning a stunt at the state of the union address to prove it.
Democrats will fill balcony with ‘Dreamers’ for State of the Union
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats will fill the balcony with so-called Dreamers and other immigrants during President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next week as the party panned a White House attempt on Thursday to reach a deal on immigration reform.
The White House released a one-page framework for legislation that includes a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers — recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA — and other undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. The proposal, the work of senior White House adviser Stephen Miller, was offered as a bipartisan compromise to give young undocumented immigrants a legal foothold in exchange for more than $25 billion in increased border security and a sharp reduction in future legal immigration.
While Miller described the plan as a dramatic concession for the White House, Democrats aren’t yet buying in and plan to make a statement at the State of the Union on Tuesday.
How do Democrats think this is a good strategy for them politically?