Side note on the government shutdown: in letting funding for the CHIP insurance program for poor children run out in favor of trying to force a DACA deal, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is trying to draw a false equivalency by accusing Republicans of “pitting children against children.”
I’ve already written about this, but one more time for the record: The CHIP program applies to children age 0 to 19. According to Pew Research, the average age of DACA recipients is 24. Virtually none are below 16. Eleven percent are between 31 and 36, the oldest eligible age.
Some people suspect Democrats want to legalize this group because they think they’ll vote Democrat. If you’re not certain why they think that, maybe it’s because they assume that anyone who is still a “kid” at 36 has got to be a Democrat.