Although Republicans promised a meaningful conversation, Democrats have yet to propose a hard legislative solution to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs. Trump is right that immigration seems to have been abandoned, at least by Democrats on the Hill.

But among the Democrat media talking points, liberals have in recent months highlighted tear-jerking stories of families “torn apart” by deportation and individuals who claim to be beneficially contributing to society for decades, thus earning a supposed “right” to be in the United States undocumented.

The legal and specifically constitutional problem with these feel-good stories hyped by Democrats is that citizenship or lawful residency is a legal status issue, not a pre-political right, a property right, or a human right to invade a geographic area or political nation. This distinction is an important foundational one, because we have to understand what citizenship actually means in legal terms.