I think that Trump and some others want a physical wall. He didn't lie about wanting it. He has said he is even willing to shut down the government to get it. But Presidents don't always get what they want. This isn't a dictatorship. Most Republicans want border security. There are more than one way to accomplish that. And all presidents, all of them, blame Congress when they don't get what they want.
All true but, as you stated, Trump is willing to shut down the government to do it. We lost huge sums of money when Cruz and the Republicans tried this yet we are going to be going down that rabbit hole again?
You're right. This isn't a dictatorship yet your president displays those traits in every word he utters and in every action he takes.
Again you're right. There is more than one way to accomplish it yet Republicans have refused to entertain those other ways.
I was thinking the other day about Rubio's amnesty plan. Democrats, in their total resist mode, are actually hurting the people they say they want to help. Republicans will not allow amnesty to go forward until the issue of border security is settled. If the Democrats would help get border security then the next step would be some sort of amnesty.
So now Rubios "amnesty" plan has become a viable option? Where were you all when it was first put out? Remember the Republican response? They refused it out of hand because it was "amnesty" and they wanted no part of it yet now it is becoming clear that this is the most clear headed way of improving immigration. An improved check and verify system would be the best way to implement a better system but because Republicans were so caught up in their ideological fairy tale they rejected that plan out of hand.
Yes I know people will shout "send them back" or make some other stupid statements like "they must leave so that they can come back." None of that is going to happen. We are talking about 15-20 million people, most with American wives and/or children. That is greater then the population of all but four states. People who say those things have never thought it through. Even if we are willing to pay the billions necessary in just solving the logistical nightmare, any program that massively takes children from their parents will never survive the emotional nightmare of children being pulled from the outreaching arms of their family by jackbooted, black armored, swat-looking police being played out every night on the news.
I'm sure "send them back' will be the nicest thing they say. BTW why are they saying that? Oh right. Because their president kept repeating that crap every night at both his rallies and on the news. Not one Republican stood up and said that that was a bad plan simply because the logistics would be a national nightmare but because the base ate it up they let it happen.
It will be a regular amnesty program making law-abiding illegals legal and giving people who came here as small children citizenship. We need to do this but we cannot until we address the issue of border security.
I wish I could trust that but the data bears a completely different outlook. A large percentage of the deportations since Trump promised to only go after criminals have been law abiding illegals. Why would that change?