On Sunday, Senator Lindsey Graham said that the immigration deal should be reached “by the spring, early summer.” He told ABC’s “This Week”: “There’s a deal to take care of them and get the border wall we desperately need, plus interior enforcement to make us safer. That deal can be done, and I’ll make a prediction on this show that there’ll be another effort to marry up border security and DACA.”
According to Graham, this deal is critical. He hopes that the courts will grant President Trump the authority to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Graham also added that persistence is key. He said: “It may fail, but I believe we owe it to the American people to try again. And I think the president is open-minded to trying again.”
According to Graham only comprehensive immigration reform can put a stop to illegal border crossings on the US-Mexico border. He believes that sending National Guard troops “makes some sense,” but that is not a long-term solution to the problem.
Meanwhile, the South Carolina Republican believes that US troops should stay near Syria instead of withdrawing as Trump has suggested on several occasions. He says that if the USA decided to reduce the number of personnel, it would only spark up the conflict in the region.
“It’s the defining moment in his presidency, because he has challenged [Syrian President Bashar] Assad in the past not to use chemical weapons,” Graham said. “Assad is at it again. They see our resolve breaking; they see our determination to stay in Syria waning.
And it’s no accident they use chemical weapons. But President Trump can reset the table here.” He added that pulling out now would be a “complete, utter disaster.”