Tucker Carlson cautioned Republican lawmakers about agreeing to a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals fix without getting real and long-term immigration reform in return.
The Obama-era DACA program, which protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors, is scheduled to end March 5, setting up an immigration showdown.
"America deserves real borders and policies that put American interests first, instead of an endless cycle of amnesty coupled with empty promises of future border enforcement at some time," Carlson said on his program tonight.
He noted that recent figures from Numbers USA show that a majority of Americans agree with President Trump's positions on immigration, including ending the diversity lottery program and chain migration and requiring employers to use E-Verify employment eligibility verification system.
"Restricting immigration is a lot more popular, for example, than defunding Planned Parenthood or cutting taxes for the wealthy or cracking down on marijuana [or] bombing distant countries," Carlson said.
He added it was also one of Trump's signature campaign messages, and a major reason why he is commander in chief.
Carlson said that many Republican lawmakers, however, appear ready to cave in to Democrats and agree to amnesty with no serious concessions in return.
"If you see that kind of deal come out of Congress -- and you may -- the Republican Party is done, it's over, it's toast," Carlson said. "It'll be a short epitaph too: Suicide."
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