"In fact, many now believe the number of 'dreamers' which would get amnesty would be closer to 4,000,000 than 800,000. And without our border issue fixed, this would not be the last time we had a 'dreamer' issue."
Leave it to Washington D.C. They could screw up a you know what kind of dream. Seriously - if an alien came down to Earth and found out our government was shut down (and why), he would probably hop back in his space ship and leave. Declare this planet to be run by idiots. Even though we all know the DACA story, maybe it is good to go back and review the bidding.
Millions of people come here illegally. Did I mention the word Illegally? Good. While here, they have kids. The kids are now born on US soil. For some cockamamie reason, certain people believe if you are a child of an illegal, born on US soil, you are in. You hit the jackpot.
Under Obama, the Democrat run House and Senate could not get something into law which would allow the kids of illegals to become legal, and permanently stay here. To get around this in his Congress, Obama penned one of his famous unconstitutional executive orders.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) was then promulgated. Kids born to illegals were referred to as "dreamers". That was life under Obama. Then the 2016 election comes. Enter President Trump. Is he against having some kind of a "fix" for this mess called DACA? Nope. He is however, against the unconstitutional way it was made. So Trump did the right thing. He told Congress to fix it.
President Trump gave Congress until early March to do so. So far, na-da. Then our government continuing resolution was running out of money. Before any more funding was authorized, Senate Democrats insisted on keeping an unfixed DACA as part of the budget negotiations (sans the Wall and ending Chain Migration). The votes were not there. Then the budget and funding train came to a halt. The government shut down at midnight.
In addition, the Democrats did not want a number cap on how many "dreamers" would get amnesty. Plus, no age limit - a "dreamer" could be 40 years old. No education requirement. In fact, many now believe the number of "dreamers" which would get amnesty would be closer to 4,000,000 than 800,000. And without our border issue fixed, this would not be the last time we had a "dreamer" issue.
MEANWHILE - our troops have been told that during the shut down they will not get paid. Huh? Congress could fix that issue in a New York minute. So could Trump. He could issue an order which would cut our federal employees by a quarter and authorize emergency funding to pay our troops. Would that be illegal or unconstitutional? Maybe - but no more than Obama would do.
By the way - did you hear that one of our Muslim immigrants (don't know if she is a "dreamer") tried to burn down St. Kate's yesterday? Seems she was pissed at America for bombing Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan. Huh? I thought if you lived here, you were an American. Foolish me.
Where this mess ends up, I have no idea. But we now have a President with a backbone and a set of balls. I am glad I read in the paper this morning the government was shut down. Otherwise, I would have never noticed.