We’ve posted this fact here earlier….
Democrats have decided that it is NOT worth it for them to go to the mat and shut down the government on the immigration issue…
They want to move to get a budget pasted and NOT take the blame….
While polling shows the American public supports the DACA program and the Dreamers….
They do NOT support shutting down the government over it…..
The Democrats also have a judges ruling that orders the Trump Admin to continue to program….
And they are gambling that even Republicans seem to support the program and do NOT want deportation of the Dreamers….
Last week, a group of 84 House Democrats penned a letter to leaders of both parties urging inclusion of the Dreamer protections in the mammoth 2018 spending bill.
“Congress is long overdue in acting on this issue, and the failure to pass the Dream Act has resulted in countless lives put in peril,” the letter reads.
Rep. Peter Aguilar (D-Calif.), who opposed a string of recent budget bills to protest the absence of a DACA commitment, lamented the continued inaction.
“This is a big enough issue that we have to say, ‘It has to be solved,’ ” he said.
Still, even the most ardent DACA supporters acknowledge that the political winds have shifted, in part because of the court’s intervention, political concerns related to the encroaching midterm elections and the mass shooting in Florida that’s turned the public gaze — if temporarily — toward gun reform.
With that in mind, some of the letter’s signatories said the more realistic goal is not forcing action on DACA, but preventing Republicans from using the omnibus to fund Trump’s promised border wall and tougher immigration enforcement provisions being pushed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).
“The point to concentrate on is: the wall and Goodlatte stuff is a non-starter,” said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.)….