Hilario Yanez is the prototypical Dreamer, and President Trump should invite Mr. Yanez to join the first lady in her box for the State of the Union, urges William McGurn in the WSJ.
In every way but one, Mr. Yanez is the prototypical Dreamer. He is 26; he was born in Mexico; and he was brought to America when he was only a year old.
He says his mother raised him to believe in God, family and hard work.
The one way he (Yanez) differs from the Dreamers (or at least what we think we know about them)?
Mr. Yanez is a proud Trump supporter.
“As someone who stands behind the president,” Mr. Yanez told Mr. McGurn, “I would like to see him address the issue of the Dreamers at the State of the Union and press Democrats to fix this issue once and for all.”
It’s now Mr. Trump making offers to help Dreamers while now-Speaker Pelosi refuses to take yes for an answer—even if the border funding the president wants would buy a Dreamer solution Democrats say they want.
End the Dreamers’ Legal Limbo
Up to now President Trump has dealt with Dreamers mostly as a bargaining chip he’s willing to exchange for Democrats’ agreeing to fund his border wall. But wouldn’t it serve his long-term agenda better to move to end the Dreamers’ legal limbo on his own? Especially if he declares, as he appears ready to do, a national emergency to get access to funds he needs to build his border wall.
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