In a tweet he issued on Saturday, President Trump said:

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

Republicans want to fix DACA far more than the Democrats do. The Dems had all three branches of government back in 2008-2011, and they decided not to do anything about DACA. They only want to use it as a campaign issue. Vote Republican!


The details are off, but the basic message is true. As I said in my article, "If Dreamers get a deal, it will be because of Trump, not Schumer," http://thehill.com/opinion/immigrati...mp-not-schumer

Trump may be right that the Democrats don’t want to make a deal.

They could have passed a DREAM Act during Barack Obama’s administration. From January 2009 to January 2011, they had a large majority in the House, and until Scott Brown’s special election in 2010, they had a supermajority in the Senate. They passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) without a single Republican vote in the House or the Senate. [Note. A supermajority means they had enough votes to end a Republican filibuster.]


I hope Trump and I are wrong. If we are right, the Democrats will just make a show of trying to make a deal to help the DACA participants but refuse to accept any Republican offer, so they claim when the next elections come up that they did their best but the Republicans refused to be reasonable.

Nolan Rappaport