Washington, DC. – Just as soon as it was announced, top Democratic leaders both in the Capitol, and across the country denounced the proposed immigration reform package offered by the Trump administration. The plan has called for funding for the border wall along the Mexican-American border, a curbing of green cards, and a host of what many Republicans are calling “common sense” reforms.
In spite of the Trump proposal providing some protections for so-called “Dreamers”, the proposal was quick to be attacked for “not doing enough” to protect illegal immigrants by Democratic leaders.
“This proposal fails to represent any attempt at compromise,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement, after the administration announced the demands Sunday night.
The proposal would protect several aspects of the DACA protocol currently in place, but would come with several compromises to which both Congressional Democrats and Republicans would have to agree. These include funding for the much promised wall along the southern border.
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, on Monday questioned what Schumer thinks is “reasonable.”
“You have people who are losing loved ones because they are killed by an illegal immigrant,” Conway said on “Fox & Friends.” “What’s reasonable is to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs over the border. I’d like to know what Chuck Schumer thinks is reasonable.”