The headline on this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial tells us:
Trump Clearly On ‘Dreamers’ Side
Really? How did the editorial conclude this?
He already has offered a measure that would allow 1.8 million of the dreamers and members of their immediate families to stay in the United States.
And the President, according to the editorial, isn’t asking for much in return:
Trump has asked only that a bill allowing the dreamers to stay be coupled with measures to improve immigration enforcement.
Of course, the editorial doesn’t mention the details:
(I)n exchange the Trump administration has asked for $25 billion to build a wall along the southern border. The White House plan would result in at least a 25% reduction of legal immigration because it would end the diversity visa lottery and drastically narrow family-based immigration.
The editorial then points to the usual suspects in case the Trump plan is not passed: congressional Democrats, liberals, and Obama. Not surprising, it ignores the significant number of House Republicans who oppose the plan. As the Washington Post has noted:
In the House, conservatives have demanded a hard-line bill, with some arguing that the White House plan is too lenient on a path to citizenship. Rep. Mark Meadows (N.C.), the chairman of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, said that conservatives remained opposed to any bill that provided dreamers with a “special pathway” to citizenship — including one based on the Trump framework.
(A number of hard-right news sources are also unhappy with “Amnesty Don” as Breitbart labeled him.)
For Ogden "newspapers,"editorial writing is easy when you don’t have to provide details and you have the usual suspects to blame.