The Republican civil war over illegal immigration is about to hit DC.
The White House is indicating it will announce a decision on whether President Trump will end the DACA program on Tuesday.
And all indications are that he’ll move forward as planned and end President Obama’s defacto amnesty program.
But now a cadre of Republicans in the House and Senate are lining up to publicly oppose him should he move forward with that decision.
It’s more of the same intra-party disfunction that has stalled the GOP agenda so far this year with virtually nothing to show for having won complete control of the federal government.
Meanwhile, Congress still refuses to fund the border wall but has no problem allocating over a billion dollars in aid for Hurricane Harvey at the drop of a hat.
That’s a big priority…but so is border security.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
The number of Republicans that are speaking publicly about their support for continuing the Obama-era amnesty program for people who were brought to the country illegally as children has reached 18.
Three Senate Republicans and 15 House members — including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) — are urging President Donald Trump to continue former President Barack Obama’s executive action, put in place in 2012, to give some 850,000 illegal aliens temporary legal status and work permits, at least until Congress can come up with immigration legislation to determine its fate.
Aside from Ryan, the other lawmakers who don’t want Trump to end DACA are: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) – who voted against the Dream Act in 2010 that basically gave the same protections as DACA) – and Sens. Orin Hatch (R-UT), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ); and Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA), David Valadao (R-CA), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Daniel Donovan (R-NY), Don Bacon (R-NE), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Will Hurd (R-TX), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Scott Taylor (R-VA), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and John Faso (R-NY).