(Via The Daily Wire)
Senate Democrats now say that they will not seek any compromise involving the DACA or DREAM Acts in return for a long-term spending bill, codifying an agreement made Monday to end a government shutdown — and officially abandoning progressive activists.
This time, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) was the bearer of bad news and not Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who is being actively protested for caving in to President Donald Trump’s demands after three pointless days of a federal government shutdown.
“We’re viewing [immigration and spending] on separate terms because they are on separate paths,” Durbin said, according to Politico.
This likely means that Democrats will seek a compromise on a long-term spending solution, ending the endless parade of continuing resolutions in favor of a budget. But it also means that Democrats are giving in to Republican demands, sitting down to the bargaining table without seeking any ironclad timeline for immigration reform, leaving DACA recipients and DREAMers in the lurch, even as the March deadline looms large.
That’s a far cry from the Democratic line during all of November and December, that no spending bill would ever pass a house of Congress without action on immigration.
The deal spells trouble mostly for American taxpayers, though: a long-term spending deal will likely cost more than $250 billion, and when Democrats and Republicans get together on a bipartisan spending agreement, the cost can go even higher as each party jockeys to fund their preferred entitlement programs.
Now, progressive and immigration activists have only one hope left: House Democrats, who want a compromise on immigration more than their Senate colleagues because all of their seats are on the line in 2018, and progressive activists, have pledged to dog Democratic candidates on how they plan to oppose the Trump agenda.
New 15,000 Person Caravan On Its’ Way?
When just things were seemingly dying down from the last migrant caravan that has last several months after the mid-term elections, a new caravan may be making plans to come up here. However, this time it looks like a massive caravan of 15,000 people is getting ready to head on up to the U.S. Border.
LA Times: Another migrant caravan — this one estimated at 15,000 people — is preparing to leave Honduras on Jan. 15, according to migrant rights advocates and Spanish-language media.
“They say they are even bigger and stronger than the last caravan,” said Irma Garrido, a member of the migrant advocacy group Reactiva Tijuana Foundation.
As the Government ‘Shutdown’ continues over Border Security in the form of funding for a border wall, this may give Trump Administration more leverage against the Democrats to make a deal, especially considering Trump has given no signs of giving up.
Mass Migration ‘Dangerous Failure’ Says Hungary Official
Mass migration is dangerous not only regarding terrorism, public security, culture and social security, but also the whole healthcare system, State Secretary Bence Retvari told Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap.
According to Retvari, European epidemiological organisations have recorded a significant rise of communicable diseases, including those which had already disappeared from Europe thanks to vaccinations. Such cases have been documented in Malta, Italy and even Germany. According to the German Robert Koch Institute, since 2015 there’s a 300% rise in Hepatitis B and measles, and a 200% in malaria and syphilis cases. The frequency of diseases of unknown origin has grown from 14 to 26%.
According to Retvari, by supporting the “migrant visa” (humanitarian visa), the European Parliament “gave green light to millions of illegal and economic migrants, bringing even more dangers to Europe.”
“If we compare how much would Brussels spend on integrating one immigrant in Europe, – which is clearly a failed attempt based on the experiences of the recent decades -, and how much it costs to restore a home in a crisis zone, it’s clear that with the same amount of money we can help a lot more people in their areas than in Europe,” Retvari stressed.
He reminded that with the Hungary Helps programme the government was able to help thousands of people to restart their lives in Iraq. “So this solution is better considering effectiveness, social peace and the actually persecuted people too,” he added. According to the politician, this is the solution chosen by those who really want to help, unlike the “hypocritical Brussels elite.”
“No Wall No Money” Lindsey Graham Says To Nancy Pelosi
The ongoing struggle that US President Donald Trump is spearheading against the Congress to pass a bill securing $5.7 billion in funding for a US-Mexico border wall led the government into a partial shutdown on 21 December after the Senate failed to approve a budget bill.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has issued an ultimatum to House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrats in the lower house stating that the budget deal will not be reached unless it includes funding for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico.
The tweet comes after Democratic leaders reportedly left the negotiating table on 27 December refusing to discuss ways of restoring government operations. Pelosi told reporters that she would rather leave the government in indefinite shutdown than agrees to fund Trump’s wall.
To Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats:
No Wall Money, No Deal.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 28, 2018