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DACA Citizenship Is On The Table, According To GOP Rep. Mark Meadows
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May 28, 2018, 01:24 PM
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It’s disappointing to hear Mark Meadows, the Chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, speak so nonchalantly about an amnesty for DACA pests, which is what he did on Sunday’s Face the Nation show on CBS.

First of all facts to be remembered is that Obama’s DACA decree was unlawful, a usurpation of Congressional power, but goodies for illegal aliens are never rescinded, so the Fake Law remains in place.

The DACAs are moocher thieves of American benefits and jobs, with an average age now of 24, so they are competing with citizen young people.

The Obama program allowed aliens of up to age 16 to be covered by by the DACA freebie, so many were nearly adults to begin with. Furthermore, how does that policy not effectively raise the age of birth citizenship (a fundamental misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment) to 16? Bringing a kid has become a ticket for entrance, and a DACA amnesty would establish an even lower bar within America’s pathetically weak immigration laws.

DACAs are among the most insufferably entitled aliens. Below, a group of them mobbed the Senate Hart Office Building on November 9, 2017, to demand amnesty.

Here’s a video of Mark Meadow’s appearance on Face the Nation, where immigration is discussed starting at 3:15:

And the transcript:

MARGARET BRENNAN: I want to ask you as well about immigration because we could talk all day about the other topic. The president tweeted yesterday that it’s a horrible law to have parents separated from their children if they cross the border illegally. Do you agree it’s horrible?

REP. MARK MEADOWS: Yeah I think it is a horrible law. It’s one of those that actually —

BRENNAN: Do you want to change it?

REP. MEADOWS: — actually, I think there is real bipartisan support for changing that. Here’s one of the interesting things as we’ve been in these negotiations on trying to fix the immigration problem. This came out just the other day, and I said I can’t imagine that it’s the law that you have to separate these individuals. Now, obviously human trafficking is a big deal. You know, how do you know that they’re really the parents in a family unit? So we would have to address that, but I think conservatives and moderates, Democrats and Republicans all agree that keeping a family together is the best strategy, and it’s something we-we need to address and will address.

BRENNAN: Do you see this as part of other immigration reform because we’ve seen this week the GOP sort of fighting within itself over the direction to take, particularly with status?

REP. MEADOWS: Yeah and we’re very close on that. I can tell you–

BRENNAN: A path to citizenship or a path to status?

REP. MEADOWS: Even making sure that those DACA recipients don’t have to face deportation and that ultimately they can become citizens. Now the debate becomes over should there be a special pathway? Should they go to the back of the line? Should they go to the front of the line? And obviously those are things that we have to negotiate on.

BRENNAN: Do you have an opinion on that?

REP. MEADOWS: You know I don’t think that someone who comes here illegally should get to go to the front of the line. At the same time, as we deal with this, it’s an emotional topic. My district is very different from some of my other moderate friends. And yet we’re having real conversations within the last 48 hours on trying to get a resolution. The president wants a DACA –

BRENNAN: Some kind of status but not citizenship?

REP. MEADOWS: Well no it’s not even that. I think that even in some of the more conservative bills that have been talked about there is the ability to become citizens. And so, that’s the narrative that’s not really out there and so it’s important that we look at all of that. The most important thing is to secure our southern border so that we don’t have to deal with this problem a decade from now two decades from now. And I think that’s – we’re well on our way to doing that.

BRENNAN: Congressman, thank you very much for joining us.

REP. MEADOWS: Thank you.