- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 11, 2018

President Trump’s immigration policy allies are beginning to tremble in fear that an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens with no strings attached to a border wall or chain migration is making its way through congressional negotiations with the White House’s tacit (or confused) approval. 

From Ann Coulter, to Tucker Carlson to Rep. Steve King (R-IA) the warnings have been going up loud and clear: Don’t go there, Mr. President. Amnesty for so-called “DREAMers” without fundamental changes to illegal immigration policy attached is a trap set by Democrats (and most Republicans.) 

The latest warning comes from Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) in the form of an op/ed at The Daily Caller. And his clarion call to the White House includes an eyebrow-raising repercussion for the president if he gives on DACA without ensuring a wall: Impeachment

Let it be known and clearly stated here without reservation: If Republicans again help pass an amnesty bill, no matter what legalistic or deceptive name it is given without first securing the border and building a wall where it is needed, enough Republican voters will stay home next November that the majority will be surrendered to the Democrats.

Following that devastating loss, the first order of business for new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in January 2019 in the 116th Congress will be an impeachment vote regarding President Donald J. Trump. The great hope for a return to the rule of law that was created when President Trump was elected will be gone.

As we began this new year in Congress, we have heard about discussions between House and Senate “leaders,” regarding the promises they made to certain House and Senate members that they will indeed get a vote to reinstate President Obama’s DACA amnesty.

The president said yesterday he trusts the Members of the House and Senate in the room with him at the time to create an appropriate DACA bill and he will “do” it. He knows most everyone in the room was not supportive of him, even a few weeks before his election. Yet he wants to work with them to the point he is trying to be extremely gracious.  The problem is that a large number of people in the room with him can be trusted to do what they can to stab him in the back. Their goal would be to get him to sign something that would violate the promises made by the president to his voters who ushered in the breathtaking election of 2016.

In short: DACA amnesty with no wall means Trump’s base abandons him which leads to Speaker Pelosi and impeachment proceedings. 

Read the entire column here. Hopefully, the smart set at the White House has read it already because the logic is unassailable. A DACA deal without a wall will mean a tragic and scandalous end to the Trump presidency. It’s that simple. 

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