The White House wasted no time blowing the Senate’s bipartisan (In re: Democratic plan) immigration bill out of the water. The bill could ultimately give amnesty to between 5 million and 10 million illegal aliens.
It would supply $25 billion for border securit6y but would weaken enforcement to the point of having open borders. Of course, the had RINOs on their side but it still got voted down. The White House had already made the claim that the president had his veto pen ready and as we all know, Trump, who fears nothing would not be scared into signing such a horrible piece of legislation.
The gallery was filled with DACA recipients who got to see first hand how Democrats refusal to negotiate could very well cost them their only chance for amnesty and a pathway to citizenship. The big question is who will they blame?
The Republicans who offered amnesty and eventual citizenship or Democrats who offered nothing and who appear to be happy with reaching no deal on DACA recipients. The president wants merit-based immigration.
Who could argue against that? Democrats, that’s who. He wants limits on chain migration and the end to the diversity lottery. The Democrats refused them all.
The White House said Thursday President Donald Trump would veto a bipartisan Senate deal on immigration that would create a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2 million undocumented immigrants and allot $25 billion for border security.
“This amendment would drastically change our national immigration policy for the worse by weakening border security and undercutting existing immigration law,” the White House said in a statement.
“The administration is committed to finding a permanent, fair, and legal solution for DACA,” the White House said. “But this amendment would only compound the problem by encouraging millions of additional minors to be smuggled into the United States. We need to solve the problem, not perpetuate it indefinitely.”
Sen Tom Cotton said:
Schumer bill is a disgrace. Huge amnesty of 5-10M people, including PARENTS of DACAns. Phantom border control. No chain or diversity reforms. Directs DHS to deprioritize enforcement for illegals NOT YET IN COUNTRY. Call your senator this morning & ask to vote no! 202-224-3121
The American people are firmly against amnesty for illegals, although they could tolerate amnesty for Dreamers, but only if they get what President Trump has laid down as the four pillars of his immigration plan, all of which Democrats have already turned down.
Any attempt at wholesale amnesty is as toxic as poison.