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As someone who has been in the weeds behind the scenes on DACA negotiations for over 2 yrs now in the various forms of this admin, anything they say is meaningless unless they say out loud or understand that Nielsen & Miller only use DACA to cut legal immigration & end asylum 1/
Not all staff in the White House are immigration literate. You could very well have someone on background *think* they're talking DACA/border, & what's really happening is detention expansion for children. Reporters also feed into this because they also aren't in the weeds. 2/
People grossly underestimate how much Miller lives for this policy. He can talk in circles around everyone on it. It's *WHY* he's in the White House. & why he's killed every good faith attempt at a compromise thus far. Just look at Nielsen's tweets of the last wk as well 3/
I'm not trying to be a downer, But the WH wants to get out of a hole to blame Ds. They're in a partisan, political gamesmanship fight, not an immigration negotiation. Staff comments are meaningless. I wish it was an immigration negotiation, but it's not. /4
Should add everything I said about WH & DACA is from someone who works at an org that supported the USA Act & Rounds King Amendment - both which had security $, & took heat from the left for it. This isn’t about being an ideologue I want my friends & staff protected.
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