Trish Regan: Dems Would Like to See Dreamers Deported So They Can Run on the Issue
Do the Democrats really want a deal on immigration?
President Trump has accused top Democrats of dragging their feet ahead of a March 5th deadline on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Trump has said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will be to blame if no deal is made.
The Democrats just aren’t calling about DACA. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have to get moving fast, or they’ll disappoint you again. We have a great chance to make a deal or, blame the Dems! March 5th is coming up fast.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2018
March 5th is rapidly approaching and the Democrats are doing nothing about DACA. They Resist, Blame, Complain and Obstruct - and do nothing. Start pushing Nancy Pelosi and the Dems to work out a DACA fix, NOW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2018
Meantime, Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) are set to release a bipartisan proposal that does not include funding for Trump's border wall.
The White House proposed a plan which includes a potential path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers, along with a $25 billion investment in border security. Trump has maintained he will not support any agreement that does not include the wall.
On "Outnumbered" Monday, Fox Business anchor Trish Regan stressed that Trump is not going to go along with any bipartisan deal that does not also end chain migration and the visa lottery.
Regan said Democrats are thinking more about the midterms and 2020 rather than a fix for Dreamers.
"I hate to say this, but I almost think the Democrats would like to see some of these Dreamers get kicked out of the country by the Trump administration because they could run on that," she argued.
Harris Faulkner said the optics of that scenario would likely be negative for Republicans. Ed Henry recalled that DACA began in an election year, 2012, when Barack Obama issued the executive order protecting individuals brought to the U.S. as children.
Watch the discussion above.