DACA is alive. Is the GOP dead?

How Trump's immigration deal with the Democrats foreshadows the GOP's doom

Unsure footing.
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We are living through the early stages of the breakup of the Republican Party.

Yes, the GOP holds tremendous political power, including the presidency and majorities in both houses of Congress (not to mention a majority of the nation's governorships and state houses). But the announcement of a tentative deal between President Trump and the Democratic congressional and Senate leadership (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer) to allow the so-called "DREAMers" to remain in the United States, despite Trump's promise during the presidential campaign to deport these illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, is the clearest and most dramatic indication yet that the Republican Party has become too incoherent and unstable to govern. The shockwaves radiating out from this latest shift could well shatter the party altogether.

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