In a fascinating new development, anti-immigrant activists are frustrated over President Trump’s insistence on $5.7 billion for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
If even hardliners on immigration policy don’t support the wall, who in the world wants this badly enough to justify a drop in the President’s approval numbers and hundreds of thousands of people in dire economic straits as they prepare to miss a second paycheck?
reports that groups like Numbers USA, which seek to curb immigration, would rather see a broader focus than just “barriers, walls, and fences.”
In the offers Trump has made to the Democrats so far, offering to extend temporary protections for young illegal immigrants for instance, he may be jeopardizing his most conservative anti-immigrant activists’ support.
Politico sums it up like this:
“…immigration groups that have stood with him in the past complain that he is giving too much for too little — a sign that his determination to fulfill an oft-repeated campaign pledge risks costing him even some hard-core supporters.”
If he doesn’t have conservatives and the left rejects it out of hand, maybe it’s time to go back to the drawing board?