Supporters of genuine immigration reform were disturbed by his recent statement that there might be a two-phased immigration agreement. He seemed to suggest that an amnesty for the DACA illegal aliens could pass first and then reforms such as ending chain migration and building a border wall.
The obvious problem with such an approach is that if the amnesty passes, reformers will lose any leverage to get the reforms they want. The outcome would be a repeat of the 1986 immigration bill. That legislation granted amnesty to three million illegal aliens, but once the amnesty advocates got what they wanted they did not carry out their promises to beef up immigration law enforcement.
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