Schumer And Trump Are Playing A Dumb Game On DACA

5 min readJan 26, 2018
(originally on TrigTent)


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), amid government shutdowns and DACA-Border Wall negotiations, must surely be losing his fair share sleep. Outside his private home in New York City’s Prospect Park, mobs of furious DACA supporters, also known as “dreamers”, descended outside demanding the Senator give a clear answer on his immigration stance.

“If Chuck won’t let us dream,” they chanted, “we won’t let him sleep!”

According to the staunchly conservative Daily Wire, activists created a Facebook page called “Our Lives Are On The Line, Chuck” to spread awareness about the protests and encouraged people to rally around Schumer’s personal residence, demanding a clean DACA bill that provides full amnesty and legal citizenship for illegal immigrants brought into the country by their parents when they were under the legal age.

The Washington Post reports that a staggering 70% of the American public supports the DACA program and measures towards a path to citizenship, while at the same time 65% agree on a compromise that ensures more border security to prevent further illegal immigration issues. The only negatives seem to stem from the wall, gaining only a 35% approval in the same poll.

Heading into the government shutdown over DACA-border negotiations, Schumer could have used this support as momentum for a clear vision on Democratic immigration reform… and yet nothing of the sort came about. Partly because Schumer holds stranges, ever-evolving positions on these issues that can’t exactly be pinned down.

In 2017, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney was Fox News Sunday to discuss early concerns of a government shutdown over immigration and Trump’s proposed border wall.


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