Lindsey Graham called for the DACA fix to put into the December 8th spending bill.
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday Republican leaders should attach to the year-end government funding bill a fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Graham was breaking from GOP leadership in both chambers of Congress, who in recent weeks have said any effort to fix DACA would come after and separately from a funding bill that will be needed by Dec. 8. Some Democrats and Republicans have suggested a dispute over the issue could lead to a government shutdown.
“Everybody believes we need more border security,” Graham said on CNN’s State of the Union. “Most people believe we need to go from chain migration, family-based immigration to merit-based immigration and most want to give the Dream Act kids a more certain life. Let’s do it in December for the good of the country and let’s take care of a lot of problems at one time to show the country we actually can function. I’m rather excited about the possibilities of legislating in December.”
Graham, asked if the government could shut down over the dispute, said “anything is possible” in Congress.
I am by no means against this. Coming to a deal on DACA is something the Republicans need to look into. With that being said the need to set a minimum for what they get in return. If the Democrats want this DACA Bill to pass then the Republicans must demand a few things.
1. Border Wall Funding
2. No chain migration
3. More Border Security(other than Wall)
4. More funding for ICE
5. Only DACA members are in this nobody else.
Republicans must demand at least everything above if they want to do this deal. You can’t provide Amnesty without fixing the problem first.