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President Trump’s Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short insinuated during a Christian Scientist Monitor breakfast in Washington, DC, that the administration would not demand any pro-American immigration reforms in exchange for amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens given temporary protected status.
Regarding the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens shielded by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – which Trump will officially end – Short hinted that the administration will accept a clean amnesty bill from Congress that would not only legalize DACA recipients, but also create a surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and a surge in legal immigration to the U.S.
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“We are most interested in getting border security, and the president has made a commitment to the American people that he believes that a physical barrier is important to that equation of border security,” Short said during the breakfast.
“Whether or not that is part of a DACA equation or whether or not that’s another legislative vehicle, I don’t want to bind ourselves into a construct that makes reaching a conclusion on DACA impossible,” Short said:
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Rather than the administration’s demanding cuts to legal immigration and mandatory E-Verify to end the practice of businesses hiring illegal aliens, Short brought up tax cuts, saying, “It is essential to us — right now.”
Despite now being a part of the Trump administration, Short has a long history opposing the president and his agenda, as well as working alongside the Koch brothers, two pro-mass immigration billionaires who are major donors to the Republican establishment, as the director of the group Freedom Partners.
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In May 2016, during the height of the Republican presidential primary, where Trump was taking the country by storm on his populist-nationalist “America First” agenda, Short was heading an effort to derail the then-front-runner.
At the time, National Review exclusively reported that Short was...
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