As we approach the one year anniversary of the Reign of Morons, Trump is making another pass at funding for his fantasy border wall.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump wants to see border wall funding attached to a bill that renews the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
In total, the administration details about $33 billion in desired new border security spending, including funding for technology, personnel and roads. The document refers to this as “critical physical border security requirements.” [...]
The document, from the Customs and Border Protection agency at the Department of Homeland Security, envisions the border-wall project unfolding over 10 years. If carried out as described, by 2027, about 970 miles of the 2,000-mile southwest border would have some sort of fencing or wall separating the U.S. from Mexico.
If it comes down to a choice between renewing DACA and funding Trump's wall, I believe Democrats should walk away.
Democrats can and will campaign on renewing DACA this year and when they regain control of Congress they can renew the program, put a muzzle on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and begin working on a comprehensive reform bill.
A wall, on the other hand, is forever. There's no going back once it's funded.