John McCain Defies Trump on Immigration

Since the beginning of negotiations over immigration reform, President Trump has made clear that he would not agree to any deal that does not include funding for a wall along our southern border. Just today, Trump tweeted the following:

Nonetheless, Senator John McCain, whose obsessive hatred for President Trump seemingly knows no limit, is going to introduce an immigration reform bill which would grant massive amnesty for illegal aliens without any funds for construction of the wall.




From The Wall Street Journal:

Congress is expected this week to pass yet another short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, prompting a bipartisan pair of senators to introduce a narrow bill on immigration aimed at ending the impasse that has hindered a two-year budget deal.

The government’s current funding expires at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Immigration has become entangled in the spending negotiations since President Donald Trump last year ended an Obama-era program that protects young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.) plan to unveil a proposal that offers a path to citizenship for Dreamers and orders a comprehensive study to determine what border-security measures are needed. But the bill stops well short of almost all of the president’s demands—including immediate funding for the wall along the southern border—and is likely to meet a chilly reception from conservative Republicans.

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Mark Pantano is a Constitutional Conservative Writer, lawyer, and political commentator. Author of the short book “Destroying Trump.” His daily podcast, “The Mark Pantano Show” is scheduled to debut February 2018.