"No More DACA Deal" Trump Booms, "Must Go Nuclear" As "Refugee Caravan" Approaches

Minutes after wishing Americans a Happy Easter, President Trump revealed a major shift in his strategy for pursuing an immigration deal with Democrats, and it's one that Trump-supporters-turned-critics like Anne Coulter may finally approve.

In a tweet, Trump - who has been crucified so to speak by the conservative media for caving in and failing to obtain border wall funding - complained that US border agents aren't allowed to do their jobs properly because of "ridiculous liberal (Democratic) laws" like "catch and release". And with more "dangerous caravans coming" to the US border, "Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!"

As previously reported, over 1,500 Central Americans are on a crusade across Mexico in the hopes of being granted asylum at the U.S. border.

Setting out six days ago and marching under the slogan "Migrantes en la lucha" ("Migrants in the Fight") during holy week, the caravan comprised mostly of Hondurans was organized roughly a month ago by the mysterious group Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders).

Trump also accused Mexico of doing "nothing" to stop people from flowing in through the Southern border, saying "they must stop the big drug and people flows" or he will "end their cash cow, NAFTA."

What Trump is referring to is that, as noted yesterday,  despite a majority of the Honduran migrants being in Mexico illegally, the caravan has not been stopped on its journey by local authorities, and people from Mexican towns along the way have been helping the refugees.

He also lashed out at the wave of undocumented immigrants "trying to take advantage of DACA."

Of course, this isn't the first time Trump has called for the Senate to implement the so-called "nuclear option" (allowing a simple majority to close debate on all legislation). Trump demanded that it be implemented just the other week while delivering his explanation for signing the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. However. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has resisted such a move, fearing it could be brought to bear against the Republicans if the Democrats do win back control of Congress during the 2018 midterms.

Back in 2013, Senate Dems adopted the nuclear option for presidential nominations, a decision that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he regrets.

Trump's tweet comes as more than 1,500 Central Americans are traveling across Mexico in the hopes of being granted asylum at the US border - something that will probably pose a substantial challenge to the Trump administration by reminding his base that the southern border wall that Trump promised during the campaign is still nothing more than a prototype in the vicinity of Tijuana.

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CuttingEdge Bes Sun, 04/01/2018 - 10:57 Permalink

Organized roughly a month ago by the mysterious group Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders).

Financed by Soros, perchance?

 

The cunt needs to pay his back taxes to fund half the wall.

Then drop dead (slowly and painfully).

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toady hedgeless_horseman Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:07 Permalink

So.... he's gonna nuke Mexico? That's where the "caravan" is currently?

Seems like it would be more "politically correct" to just disable a few vehicles out front, or take out a bridge a few miles in front of the caravan.

The world kinda frowns on the use of nuclear weapons....

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BarkingCat toady Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:27 Permalink

Trump is either lying or ignorant.

"Catch and Release" is not a law but a policy of the Obama administration.

If he is continuing it then he is betraying his supporters and the nations.

 

Fucking man-up and do what is right.

Put the military on the border then call Mexico and tell them that those people are not crossing the border and are their problem.

Then hit Mexico with sanctions as they are cooperating with whomever is behind this migration.

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the artist BarkingCat Sun, 04/01/2018 - 13:07 Permalink

Spot on.

The reason the Mexican people are helping the caravan is because they dont want these people anywhere near them. The policy is, help anyone who gets in to Mexico to make it north. 

Make it difficult for Mexico and half of our problem is solved. 

Mexico's #1 import is US dollars. 

Mexico's #1 Export is their Revolution. This is because our immigration policy is the steam release valve for their civil unrest.

Mexico is run by despots that are mostly Euro types that dont represent Mexicans. Build the wall and help Mexico finally conquer their slave masters. 

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Conscious Reviver JimmyJones Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:51 Permalink

"Military on the boarder is the only option, shoot to kill."

This is I think a likely outcome as it would align us with the Israelis. Their cynically cruel methods will get normalized. 

We don't have a wall like they do yet. Well we have a sort of virtual wall from the meme planted /reinforced with the prototypes. The Zinos probably don't want us to have a real wall. It would end the issue. They would lose a tool to stampede the herd with. 

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BigFatUglyBubble hedgeless_horseman Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:08 Permalink

I'm starting to think these tweets don't accomplish anything besides getting everyone riled up.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump%E2%80%99s-daca-flip-flops…

next week he will be pro DACA again.  Basically whatever earns him political points and gets him attention, he tweets; no matter what the negative consequences or anxiety/confusion he provokes, even from his own base.

I hope he gets impeached purely on how inappropriately/irresponsibly he uses this twitter vehicle.  Why does he bring up the NYT and WaPo so much?  Why give them free publicity?  Does he have a backroom deal with them?  Just ignore them and let them slowly die, no one will notice.

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BigFatUglyBubble toady Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:18 Permalink

Michael Savage and Mark Levin, though neo-con whores, have been doing a way better job for way longer at shaming the swamp, and that has never worked.  They are smarter, more informed, and better spoken than Trump.  It's hegelian dialectic.  That's why I don't listen to those guys anymore, besides them being warhawk zionists. 

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BigFatUglyBubble shovelhead Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:24 Permalink

Impeachment?

Charged with the crime of using Twitter? Oh dear, Maxine...Still at it?

 

I meant I hope he gets impeached, for whatever reason, because I think he is having a horrible negative impact on the country due to his twitter use, and his other off-the-cuff schizophrenic deceptive disingenuous bloviations.  If he gets impeached for jaywalking (I'm being facetious, but you get the point), good riddance, says I.

I apologize for being unclear.

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