The Washington Post on the potential for a deal on the Dreamers and the border wall.
My reaction: go for a deal.
Keep the Dreamers and build the wall. It makes no sense to send the Dreamers back to a nation they don't really know.
At the same time, it does makes sense to control our borders. The current immigration control pressures are bad enough but the future may be even worse. Drug wars, severe economic downturns, disease epidemics, and revolutions in Mexico, Central, and South America could easily spark massive surges of people trying to get into the United States for jobs, medical care, or basic safety. When and if that happens, the foresight of building a wall will be evident.
Should an immigration policy be humane? Absolutely. But the very term "policy" implies a level of control that the current situation does not provide.
Keep the Dreamers. Build the wall.