Even her fellow Democrats are calling on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to knock off the outrageous rhetoric. They are criticizing her statement that President Trump’s latest immigration proposal is nothing but a plan to “make America white again.”
Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, “We don’t need that type of rhetoric on either side, from Nancy, Paul Ryan or anybody else.”
In reality, the new plan is a real compromise. Immigration hardliners will not like the fact that the plan will give about 1.8 million people here illegally a path to citizenship. But neither do Democrats of Pelosi’s ilk care much for the fact that it involves the building of a border wall, increased border security, and greater restrictions on chain immigration.
More centrist Democrats like Manchin, on the other hand, feel the proposal is at least “a good starting point.”
House and Senate Republicans differ on whether they feel the proposal is too soft, with some saying that it is an amnesty package, and others like Sen. Tom Cotton (R-OK) “generous and humane, while also being responsible.”
It does not seem, however, that any but Ms. Pelosi and the hard left are brandishing partisan charges of prejudice.
The White House’s proposal for immigration reform can be read here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/white-house-framework-immigration-reform-border-security/