Offering amnesty to Dreamers in exchange for building President Trump’s wall is a racist and needless deal that shouldn’t be accepted, believes Juan Escalante of The Huffington Post. It would cut legal immigration and further insult Mexico and its people. Trump’s past words have insinuated that he isn’t a fan of brown people coming into the US. Nonetheless, Dreamers represent the American dream, having arrived with parents that risked everything for better opportunities. Republicans present the deal as an effort on their part to compromise, but they caused this issue by ending DACA. It's far too bad to accept.
The deal that President Trump is offering Democrats over Dreamers and immigration is as good as it’s going to get; they should take it, argues Jake Novak of CNBC. It would give amnesty to the 700,000 that already applied to the program, as well as another 1.1 million illegal immigrants that didn’t do so yet. Besides being a bigger achievement than only securing the former group, going through with this deal would split the Republican party. A large section of it strongly opposes Trump’s offer. Certain Democrats already support some of the border security measures being discussed. Given the circumstances, this is a great deal.