Before I get to DACA, let me mention the slow-motion tragedy of Irma. Hurricane Irma is most probably ripping through Florida as you read this. The projections are for terrible destruction and devastation. We send our prayers to the people of Florida. We stand with you in your time of need.
Now to DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. President Donald Trump made a brilliant move in so many ways. He did not — as the liberal media claim — kill DACA. It turns out Trump knows more about the Constitution than supposed “constitutional law expert” Barack Obama.
All immigration laws must come from Congress. Period. The president has no right to make immigration law via executive action. Obama knew that. He just didn’t care. On numerous occasions early in his presidency, Obama stated publicly he had no power to make immigration law or save the so-called Dreamers. His actual words in July 2010:
“There are those in the immigrants’ rights community who have argued passionately that we should simply provide those who are [here] illegally with legal status, or at least ignore the laws on the books and put an end to deportation until we have better laws. … I believe such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair.”
Then, out of the blue, Obama did it anyway. But even after deciding to become a dictator and creating DACA by fiat, Obama publicly called it “temporary.”
All Trump did was correct Obama’s illegal, un-constitutional action … follow the letter of the law … hand it back to Congress … publicly challenge and embarrass inept, incompetent, corrupt GOP congressional leaders such as Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to do their job. And here’s the big one: Trump just started a first round of negotiations on DACA.
RINO establishment GOP leaders don’t understand “the art of the deal.” Why would I give you something and get nothing in return? Maybe we should ask moronic GOP leaders, who have cut horrible one-sided deals for years, gaining conservatives nothing in return.
Trump didn’t kill DACA. He’s simply a brilliant businessman and negotiator looking for a fair deal. By throwing it back to Congress with a six-month deadline before DACA dies, he has put conservatives in pole position for a good deal.
So, here’s the deal I’d accept. I’ll support DACA if …
1) Congress passes a dramatic tax cut — the biggest in American history. This is the only way to save the middle class and permanently turn around the U.S. economy. Tax cuts cannot be “revenue neutral.” They must be large and significant for every income group. That’s how you inspire patriotic American entrepreneurs to take risks and create quality middle-class jobs by the millions.
2) Congress funds the wall. This one is non-negotiable. Either we get the wall or DACA is finished. Simple.
3) Congress votes to end birthright citizenship. Why would I allow 800,000 people illegally in the country to stay unless I fix the problem so it can never happen again?
4) Every single one of these 800,000 “Dreamers” must serve in the military. This is how they show their patriotism and thanks to the American people and — at the same time — pay off their debt of gratitude.
Now to the terms of DACA. Because all 800,000 cannot come in. There are certain non-negotiable points:
■ If you’ve ever committed a crime while here, you’re deported.
■ If you ever voted, you committed voter fraud and almost certainly identity fraud, too. You’re deported. Liberals claim there’s no mass voter fraud by illegals. Really? Let’s find out.
■ You must agree to not accept welfare, food stamps or any other public support for the first five years after DACA. Liberals claim you’re all here to work. Really? Let’s find out.
■ You must possess proficient English skills. If you don’t learn English, you can’t stay.
If Trump can negotiate this, he is the greatest deal-maker ever in the White House. And he’ll have my support and blessing to keep DACA. I’m also betting he’ll win re-election by landslide in 2020.
That’s “the art of the deal.”
Contact Wayne Allyn Root at Wayne@ROOTforAmerica.com. Hear and watch his nationally syndicated “WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show” from 3 to 6 p.m. daily at 790 Talk Now and at 5 p.m, on Newsmax TV.