Trump Urges Republicans To Move On From Immigration Reform, Because Democrats Only Want To #Resist

Hannah Bleau

On Thursday, the House voted on Rep. Goodlatte’s immigration bill (dubbed the “Securing America’s Future Act”).

Here’s what Rep. Jim Jordan had to say about the bill:

“It’s the one that done with what’s consistent with the election. It says it will build the border security wall, end chain migration, stop the visa lottery, deal with sanctuary cities, reform the asylum law — right down the list of everything we know needs to happen and move to a merit-based [immigration system] and then we will deal with the DACA population.”

It failed to pass, 193-231. Not one Democrat voted in favor of it.

That probably explains Trump’s current mood.

Does he have a point? Are Republicans in Congress wasting their time? Is this the right midterm strategy? Don’t do anything and point to the fact that Democrats won’t compromise?

I don’t know. Sadly, most people have no idea how any of this works. The Democratic narrative will be all, “Republicans aren’t doing anything because they hate children and illegals!” and whatever. However, Trump is absolutely right to point out the left’s motto– “resist.” That’s their legislative strategy. It’s all they have.

How should Republicans in Congress move forward? I get what Trump is saying, but I don’t think completely ditching the issue for now is the best idea. I’m afraid we won’t be able to beat the misinformation campaign that will follow that decision.