Sometimes the harder you try to change things; the more they remain the same.
This might sound like a line from a song or a proverb.
It is, in reality, more advice: Mr. President, the harder you huff and puff on immigration, the more you undercut your ability to make an effective and lasting change.
I have said it: You can be for immigration what Nixon was for China.
Mr. President, the harder you huff and puff on immigration, the more you undercut your ability to make an effective and lasting change…
By all accounts, the President is becoming increasingly frustrated and desperate about what is happening at the border.
The president seems to be looking for the ultimate tough guy who will finally seal the border shut.
My main concern is that some of the moves you are contemplating will further alienate millions of Hispanic voters who feel they are the target of your wrath, something the left is constantly telling Hispanics across America.
Unfortunately, it appears only the more hardline members of the administration have your ear.
Everything indicates they are bent on pushing him to take even more controversial steps.
Mr. President, these “advisors” are hurting your ability to bring about real change.
The immigration crisis has several moving parts.
The border is just one of them.
I have argued repeatedly—and now others in both parties agree with me—that you must look way past the border to Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
If you solve the problem of migration there; you will have fixed the problem of immigration here.
With all due respect, you and your advisors have it backward. Instead of beating your head against a wall, you must look beyond it.