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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:41 PM

Pelosi, Dems accuse GOP of moving goalposts on DACA deal

Source: The Hill




BY MIKE LILLIS - 01/11/18 05:32 PM EST

House Democrats are amplifying their concerns with an emerging immigration agreement, accusing President Trump and Republican leaders of moving the goalposts in the 11th hour of the debate.

Democrats are increasingly indignant that Republicans are insisting protections for the so-called Dreamers — immigrants brought to the country illegally as kids — be combined not only with enhanced border security, but also two additional provisions: a reduction in family migration, and a scaling back of the diversity visa program.

The top Democrats — Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — have claimed they reached an agreement with Trump in September that included the first two elements of the package, but not the last pair. ”The goal posts have moved,” said Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.).

Senate negotiators — who have worked for months trying to secure a bipartisan deal protecting those eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — said Thursday that they’ve secured a preliminary deal. But the rising concern from Democrats in the lower chamber — combined with early pushback from the White House — could complicate the effort to get the package across the finish line.


Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/368599-pelosi-dems-accuse-gop-of-moving-goalposts-on-daca-deal

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:58 PM

2. No

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 06:10 PM

3. This is What Happens When Attempting to Make Deals With Con Artists

They can be counted on to consistently change the terms of whatever deals they make. I don't envy Pelosi or Schumer.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 06:17 PM

4. evidently the 5 white guys dont play well together nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 08:07 PM

5. It's like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football and Lucy pulls it away.

Only in this scenario, Lucy would spit on Charlie's face as he's lying flat on the ground.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 08:24 PM

6. Obviously, nobody read "The Art of the Deal"...

One of Donnie Littlefingers's main points in that book is that, just when you seem to have a deal finalized, and are about to sign the papers, suddenly make an additional major demand and threaten to walk away if it isn't met. Nine times out of ten, the other side will be so tired of negotiating, and so emotionally invested in making a deal, they'll cave...and what was a fair deal suddenly becomes an unbalanced one that's a "win" for you and a "loss" for them.

Should we be the slightest bit surprised when he plays the same card again here?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 05:31 AM

7. Polls show 86% of the American people want Dreamers to stay

So maybe they should tell trump and his gop in Congress a clean bill for that only or nothing . They'll be calling the shots come Nov. so why make a bad deal now.

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