Here, in its entirety, is Nancy Pelosi’s statement regarding President Trump’s proposal to allow up to 1.8 million illegal aliens a path to full, legal citizenship:
“The Administration’s anti-immigrant framework is an act of staggering cowardice which attempts to hold the DREAMers hostage to a hateful anti-immigrant scheme.
“The 50 percent cut to legal immigration in the framework and the recent announcements to end Temporary Protected Status for Central Americans and Haitians are both part of the same cruel agenda. They are part of the Trump Administration’s unmistakable campaign to make America white again.
“It is often said that America is great because America is good. We are a great country that has been blessed and reinvigorated with the faith and family values of generations of immigrants. That is why so many faith leaders, even those who support the President, have recognized that immigration strengthens our families, our churches and our communities.
“The DREAMers will not be ransomed for a hateful agenda that betrays our sacred American values.”
In other words, the offer is cowardly, racist, and, more broadly, anti-American.
Why? Because it closes down the “chain migration” method of one person bringing in many others with him/her, and treats temporary legal status as actually being temporary instead of permanent.
Never mind the fact that virtually all the 1.8 million being handed this opportunity – for which new legislation would have to be created because there is no federal grounds for them to be here – are non-White. That doesn’t count.
This is going to wow ’em at Democrat clubs around the country.
But how will it play out at voting locations?
Republicans owe Ms. Pelosi a steak dinner.