The federal government is facing one of its many possible financial shutdowns unless Congress can pass another spending bill before the last spending bill expires.
In 2013, Barack Obama tried to use the possible government shutdown as an extortion tactic to force Republicans to do things his way. Obama was the original author of the now infamous Sequestration, a measure that promised a government shutdown unless Republicans capitulated to the demands of the Democrats. When congressional Republicans refused to bow to Obama’s extortion, Obama systematically shutdown only those government agencies that had a direct impact on the general public and then conveniently blamed Republicans for the government shutdowns and inconveniences they suffered by the shutdowns.
During the White House tenure of Obama, Democratic leaders, including the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, routinely tried using the same extortion tactics that his hero (Obama) did. He did this on jobs bills and others. Nothing was beyond the underhanded tactics used by Democrats to impose their anti-American agenda and policies on the American people and this is the same kind of tactic one Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Minority Whip, is trying to use in order to protect up to 800,000 illegal aliens. He is willing to block the passage of a spending bill and force a government shutdown unless Republicans do something to protect Obama’s ‘Dreamers’.
Do you believe that Obama’s ‘Dreamers’ should continue to receive special protection? Do you believe that it’s appropriate to force a government shutdown in order to force Republicans to protect 800,000 illegal aliens?
In September when President Donald Trump announced that he was ending the DACA program for ‘Dreamers’, he said the order would be delayed for six months, giving Congress time to deal with the DACA issue. That means that Congress has until March to take action or DACA will officially end and up to 800,000 illegal aliens will face deportation.
“1* Congress is unlikely to continue the so-called Dreamers program that now shields from deportation nearly 800,000 illegal immigrants who came to this country as children unless there is also a plan to secure the border against future illegal immigration. How important is it to secure the border before dealing with the Dreamers question?”
“2* A top Senate leader is threatening to force a government shutdown if Congress does not protect the Dreamers program independent of the demands for more border control. Do you favor or oppose a government shutdown over the Dreamers issue?”
How do you think likely voters responded?
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is important to secure the border against future illegal immigration before dealing with the Dreamers question, with 43% who say it is Very Important. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree and don’t attach much importance to securing the border first, but that includes only 12% who say it’s Not At All Important.”
“Just 27% agree with Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin’s call for a government shutdown to force a congressional decision on the Dreamers question separate from the border security issue. Twice as many (55%) oppose a government shutdown for this reason. Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided.”
Do you agree or disagree with the majority of those responding to the survey?
Personally, I feel that an illegal is an illegal regardless of how old they were when brought to the United States. They know they are illegal aliens and have had years to take action to correct the situation and apply to make their stay in the United States legal, but since they have taken no action, they are guilty of violating federal immigration laws and therefore deserve to be deported