Trump going back on a promise? Say it ain’t so ...

Trump going back on a promise? Say it ain't so ...

by digby

I know you will be shocked to find out that Donald Trump is a goddamned liar. But he is:

U.S. President Donald Trump, who pledged to work with Democrats to protect “Dreamers” - young people brought illegally to the United States as children - called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall and thousands more immigration officers to be part of any deal.

Trump’s list of immigration “principles,” laid out in a document seen by Reuters, was a non-starter for Democrats, who are seeking a legislative fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that Trump ended last month.

The proposal includes a crackdown on unaccompanied minors who enter the United States, many of them from Central America. The plan was delivered to leaders in Congress on Sunday evening.

The White House wants the wish list to guide immigration reform in Congress and accompany a bill to replace DACA, an Obama-era program that protected nearly 800,000 “Dreamers” from deportation and also allowed them to secure work permits.

“The administration can’t be serious about compromise or helping the Dreamers if they begin with a list that is anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans,” said House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

“The list includes the wall, which was explicitly ruled out of the negotiations. If the president was serious about protecting the Dreamers, his staff has not made a good faith effort to do so,” they said in a statement

The White House priorities, if enacted, could result in the deportation of Dreamers’ parents.

Looks like he's reneging on the "deal" with Chuck and Nancy. Bowl me over with a feather. Donald Trump's word is usually like oak.

They're going to draw this out and force the Democrats to agree to their stupid wall to save the DREAMers. It's cruel and it disgusting. And, honestly, he is such a conman that I wouldn't be sure that he won't find a way to deport them anyway. He's just that dastardly.