Senate Democratic Minority Leader plays hardball against Trump and Republican efforts get Congress to produce a bill with more strigent immigration rules to solve the family seperation problem….Even among the Republican majority in Congress there are problems….Trump has tried to hang the issue on Democrats…
Congress has been unable to deal with immigration reform for decades leaving each President to handle the policy as they want….
Trump can cancel the AG Sessions policy with a phone call actaully…
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Tuesday dismissed a legislative proposal backed by Republican leaders to keep immigrant families together at the border, arguing that President Trump could fix the problem more easily with a flick of his pen.
“There are so many obstacles to legislation and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense,” Schumer told reporters. “Legislation is not the way to go here when it’s so easy for the president to sign it.”
Asked if that meant Democrats would not support a bill backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to keep immigrant families together while seeking asylum on the U.S. border, Schumer said they want to keep the focus on Trump.
“Again, the president can change it with his pen,” he said, warning that Republicans would likely try to add poison-pill provisions to any immigration bill that came to the floor.
“Unacceptable additions have bogged down every piece of legislation we’ve done,” he said.
Schumer’s opposition to a legislative fix means there likely won’t be a quick end to the emotional images of immigrant children being separated from their families unless Trump backs down and reverses his “zero tolerance” policy.
Democrats want to keep the pressure on Trump instead of having Congress assume responsibility for the growing crisis….