I don’t attribute to Trump the mythical ‘three-dimensional chess’ sort of analysis. So when the White House officially floats the idea of a massive amnesty for 1.8 million ‘Dreamers’ in the form of a pathway to citizenship, plus nuclear family reunification that will ad several million more, I think that’s actually what he wants.

Conservative reaction has been furious, viewing it as the breach of a core campaign promise. Which it was and is.

It’s horrible policy that will encourage further illegal immigration. Ted Cruz weighed in:

“I do not believe we should be granting a path to citizenship to anybody here illegally,” the Texas Republican said in the Capitol. “Doing so is inconsistent with the promises we made to the men and women who elected us.”

On the open-borders left, there was an immediate and consistent portrayal of the proposal as racist, white supremacist, and holding ‘Dreamers’ hostage. That excessive rhetoric is coming not just from activists, but from leading Democrat politicians like Dick Durbin and Elizabeth Warren.

The extreme leftist reaction to the overly generous offer could doom it. Which leaves Trump with having offered a broad amnesty to save ‘Dreamers’ which failed because of leftist opposition.

Here are some of the leftist reactions:


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