Border wall

Why Are Democrats Silent About the Dreamers?

Democrats should negotiate a partial wall for Dreamer deal


One of the issues conspicuous by its absence in this government shutdown is the fate of Dreamers. The last time the government

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shut down in January, it was over them. This time, Democrats, allegedly their great champions, have said not a peep on their behalf.

Misguided as Trump's wall is, the smart thing for Democrats to do would be to give him some money for it in exchange for legalizing Dreamers and those he kicked off "temporary protected status." The fact that Trump can't credibly blame Democrats for the shutdown this time has given them an unusually strong hand to get what they couldn't in January. Why aren't they playing it?

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