DACA. That's the magic word, the "Open Sesame" of sorts, that stopped Democrats from saying President Donald Trump was senile.
DACA is the acronym for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals." The DACA program is Barack Obama's grant of education, food stamps, health care, a shot at a job and a reprieve from deportation for the youthful alien among us.
Or, for the older illegal immigrant who still has that certain, impish je ne sais quoi, and can pass for a younger lawbreaker.
Trump said "DACA," and he said it with love.
At a well-staged, "bipartisan immigration bill roundtable"—CNN's billing—Trump vowed to pass "a bipartisan bill of love":
"If we do this properly, DACA, you're not so far away from comprehensive immigration reform. And if you want to take it that further step, I'll take the heat, I don't care. I don't care—I'll take all the heat you want to give me, and I'll take the heat off both the Democrats and the Republicans. My whole life has been heat. (Laughter.) I like heat, in a certain way. But I will. … We're going to come up with DACA. We're going to do DACA, and then we can start immediately on the phase two, which would be comprehensive. … I think what we're all saying is we'll do DACA and we can certainly start comprehensive immigration reform the following afternoon. Okay? We'll take an hour off and then we'll start."