Caroline May, Daily Caller, December 8, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump’s softer stance on so-called DREAMers demonstrates that Democratic pressure is having an impact on the billionaire businessman, according to one of Congress’ most vocal amnesty advocates.
“My reaction is, it’s working. It’s working. The fact that we are raising the issue of the DREAMers is working. The pressure is beginning to reverberate in his own comments. Let’s keep it up,” Illinois Democrat Rep. Luis Gutiérrez said Wednesday, during the unveiling of House Democrats’ latest call for a presidential pardon of DREAMers granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or — as critics have called it — executive amnesty.
Wednesday, Time magazine released an interview with Trump showing him as more open to compromise on the question of DREAMers, or undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.
“We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud,” he told Time, in the issue naming him “Man of the Year.”
“They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here,” he added. “Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen.”
“Let’s keep the pressure up. I understand that there are others that are going to see Donald Trump today, and are going to take petitions for the DREAmers,” he said.