Apparently, a “DACA for The Wall” deal is in the air. So let me return to some of the hard-headed, pragmatic calculations that I discussed last year.
DACA for The Wall is not a good deal. Period.

Our aim is to change the immigration paradigm. Border security is important, of course, but it’s actually far less impactful, economically, culturally and racially, than mass legal immigration.
And critics of The Wall have a point when they observe that most illegal immigrants arrive via airplane (and overstay their visas, etc.) The Wall makes sense as part of a comprehensive reform. We shouldn’t fetishize it on its own.
Some will counter, “We’ll get The Wall now and demand more later.” Okay. But remember: Democrats control the House now and Republican Congressional victories in 2020 are going to be difficult (regardless of whether Trump wins). It’s more likely that one amnesty leads to more.
That said, a DACA for The Wall and RAISE Act (an end to chain migraiton) is something that I could respect.
I remain a critic of The RAISE Act (and “high IQ legal immigration in general); however, it would mark a paradigmatic shift. So I could only tip my cap to Trump’s deal-mailing (somewhat begrudgingly).
Unfortunately, I don’t think this deal will happen. The Wall will be fetishized as an end in itself.
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