Republican leadership has been scheming for years to pass amnesty.
Now they think they have a chance to work with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on passing the largest amnesty of illegal aliens in American history.
But one TV host delivered a stunning warning about the consequences.
The swamp wants to use Trump’s negotiating over the fate of the 800,000 illegal aliens – the so-called “DREAMers” – to ram through a massive amnesty that covers 4-6 million illegal aliens.
It would please the donor class, but it would be a fundamental betrayal of everything Republicans campaigned on.
The consequences would dire. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson warns it could even be the end of the Republican Party.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Carlson also hammered Republican leadership for not keeping their promises to their voters.
“Earlier this year, we spoke to [Speaker of the House Paul Ryan] on this show and he assured us the House would be working hard to fund the border wall. That was a lie, and not the only one the GOP leadership has told its voters,” he said.
“Nominally, Congress is controlled by Republicans, but on immigration, Democrats control the agenda. Why is that? Because Paul Ryan and many other corporate Republicans agree with them on every substantial point related to immigration. President Trump goes along with this because he wants a legislative victory badly and his party is incapable of giving him one. This arrangement cannot last forever. A party this out of sync with its own voters will collapse and splinter.”
Carlson noted that there is room for compromise on DACA in addition to securing funding for the border wall, and said that Republicans should implement a ban on chain migration via family reunification policies and require DACA recipients to give up their citizenship in all other countries.
“Of course there should be room for disagreement on immigration within the Republican Party, Carlson said, “but there ought to be some nonnegotiable principles at the center of it all: Borders are real. Citizenship matters. America comes first. If you can’t say any of that with a straight face and mean it and act on it, maybe you are in the wrong party.”
Trump tweeted that he is still fighting to build the wall and that any immigration deal should end chain migration – the practice of immigrants being able to sponsor nonnuclear family members – but will Republican leadership listen?
The fate of the party could depend on it.