Does Trump support Biden amnesty plan for illegal immigrants? Yep!

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Does Trump support the Biden amnesty plan for illegal immigrants? Yep!

Joe Biden has announced sweeping executive action that will grant amnesty and a pathway to citizenship to a select group of illegal immigrants, and despite protestations to the contrary, Donald Trump and the Republican Party are most likely cheering it on because they want the same thing.

Biden made the announcement yesterday that he would be whipping out his pen and phone to provide legal protections to tens of thousands (if not millions) of illegal immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens (via National Review):

An estimated 1.1 million illegal immigrants are married to U.S. citizens and Biden’s new program, referred to as “parole in place,” could benefit nearly 500,000 people. Under the program, eligible individuals will have three years to apply for permanent citizenship.

“President Biden believes that securing the border is essential,” the White House said in a statement. “He also believes in expanding lawful pathways and keeping families together, and that immigrants who have been in the United States for decades, paying taxes and contributing to their communities, are part of the social fabric of our country.”

Biden celebrated the executive action at a White House event celebrating the 12-year anniversary of former president Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields illegal-immigrant children from deportation. The Biden administration previously announced executive action to make DACA recipients eligible for Obamacare.

The Biden administration is also crafting a plan to streamline the process for undocumented students and other illegal immigrants to receive temporary work visas.

“I’m announcing measures to clarify and speed up work visas to help people including dreamers,” Biden stated. “It’s the right thing to do.”

Right on cue, the Donald Trump owned and operated Republican National Committee (RNC) released an official objection to the Biden plan along with a promise that Trump will “stop Biden’s bloodbath”:

“Joe Biden’s newest open-border policy will give more than 350,000 illegal immigrants mass amnesty just days after the arrest of the predator who brutally raped and murdered Rachel Morin, a Maryland mother-of-five. Innocent Americans like Rachel Morin and Laken Riley deserved a president that put their safety first. President Trump will close the border on day one and stop Biden’s Border Bloodbath.”

Contrary to the RNC talking points, however, it’s highly likely that Donald Trump and the Republican Party are secretly cheering the Biden amnesty plan for illegal immigrants because, as I documented in Biden or Trump: Tyranny wins and liberty loses either way – Part III, Trump is no different than Biden.

After eight years under Obama’s “leadership,” illegal immigration was a big issue in the 2016 election, and Donald Trump played the “never let a crisis go waste” card to leverage that concern. Trump promised to build a wall and “have Mexico pay for it” and overturn his predecessor’s DACA executive order when, in fact, he agreed with Obama’s pro-amnesty executive orders.

In an interview with Meet the Press’ Chuck Todd during the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, Trump was asked about his plan to rescind Obama’s DACA and DREAM Act executive orders and how he planned to deal with illegal immigrants already in the country under the orders. In his usual non-specific way, Trump assured Todd “that it will work out so well” that he will insist on another interview near the end of Trump’s first term and would declare “What a great job you’ve done, President Trump.”

After winning the 2016 election, Time Magazine named Trump their “Person of the Year.” In his interview with Time, Trump was asked about the millions of DREAMers in the country at the time due to Obama’s DACA executive order and his promise to deport them. His answer confirmed his equivocation on the matter.

“We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud. They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Less than a week after he was sworn in, Trump granted an interview with ABC News anchor David Muir where he made the statement I quoted in the meme above:

DAVID MUIR: I wanna ask about undocumented immigrants who are here — in this country. Right now, they’re protected as so-called dreamers — the children who were brought here, as you know, by their parents. Should they be worried — that they could be deported? And is there anything you can say to assure them right now that they’ll be allowed to stay?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: They shouldn’t be very worried. They are here illegally. They shouldn’t be very worried. I do have a big heart. We’re going to take care of everybody. We’re going to have a very strong border. We’re gonna have a very solid border. Where you have great people that are here that have done a good job, they should be far less worried. We’ll be coming out with policy on that over the next period of four weeks. (Emphasis mine)

A few weeks later, Trump again made it clear that he had no intention of doing anything to overturn DACA, deciding instead to keep Obama’s order in place and allow one million DREAMers — the estimated number at the time — to stay in the country.

A few months after his inauguration, Donald Trump took another step to support of illegal immigration when he issued his fake executive order “rescinding” Obama’s DACA order. Instead of rescinding it, he gave Congress six months to legalize . . . or else. In other words, he lied.

In January 2018, Trump introduced what he called “a bill of love” to fix DACA. In a meeting with Democrats at the time, Trump admitted that his position on DACA would be whatever Congress tells him it should be, and he agreed to sign any bill brought to his desk because he had “confidence” Congress would come up with something “really good.”

In January 2019, Trump appointed Jared Kushner to the Gang of Twenty — a group created to revive Lindsey Graham’s Gang of Eight plan to make DACA permanent — to be his mouthpiece on discussions concerning an eventual pathway to citizenship for DREAMers and other illegal immigrants. One of the proposals offered by Kushner and Graham to Democrats was to save DACA in exchange for border wall funding . . . WITHOUT CONDITIONS!

In the days leading up to the 2020 election, and with his chance of victory fading away, Trump renewed his broken promise to fix the illegal immigration problem when he announced that he would be signing “a very major immigration bill” that would provide a “road to citizenship” to the innumerable illegal aliens enrolled in Obama’s DACA program. Though he referred to it as a “bill,” he confirmed that he would use an executive order to accomplish the task:

With the 2024 election quickly approaching, DACA, amnesty, and a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants is a done deal regardless of who occupies the White House. And that’s why I’m fairly certain that Donald Trump and the Republican Party don’t condemn Joe Biden’s amnesty plan for illegal immigrants, they’re secretly cheering it on because they want the same thing.


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