SOUNDING THE ALARM: AMNESTY WITHIN NEW 3.5T INFRASTRUCTURE BILL
Republicans are sounding the alarm over a Democratic push to include amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in their budget reconciliation proposal, with the possibility that the effort could get through without the need for any Republican support.
“Conservatives need to focus on a critical fight that hasn’t gotten enough attention: the Democrats’ effort to stuff amnesty into a reconciliation bill,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., tweeted Tuesday as part of a lengthy thread.
“Democrats are trying to sneak mass amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants through Congress under the cover of their budget scheme,” Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., tweeted. “They hope you won’t notice.”
Democrats announced earlier this week they have agreed to a $3.5 trillion budget resolution, which would advance a number of top liberal priorities.
Rep. Pramila Japayal, D-Wash., said Wednesday that the resolution will include a pathway to citizenship for “Dreamers, TPS, essential workers, and farmworkers.”
By “Dreamers,” Jayapal was referring to recipients or those eligible for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, which protected immigrants who came to the country illegally as children from deportation. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients are those from countries where it is deemed unsafe for them to return due to armed ongoing conflict, environmental disasters or “extraordinary and temporary conditions.” . . .
“Granting amnesty, citizenship, voting rights, and welfare for millions of illegal aliens is not just a simple ‘budget’ item,” Cotton said. “But the White House is still trying to force this through.”
Meanwhile, immigration hawks are ramping up their efforts to pressure moderate Democrats to oppose the amnesty push. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which calls for lower levels of immigration overall, has launched a targeted digital ad campaign linking the border crisis to the pushes for citizenship for illegal immigrants.
The campaign is targeting Democrats in tight House races and asking if they support the push to include immigration measures in the budget bill. FAIR is also pointing to polling it says shows voters in Arizona and West Virginia are less likely to vote for Sinema and Manchin if they support the immigration measures.
On Tuesday, Cotton used his thread to link the border crisis to the push for an amnesty and warned his fellow conservatives that they must oppose the move as best they can.
“They want open borders, no immigration enforcement, and amnesty. Under the Biden administration, they’ve already achieved the first two,” he said. “We can’t let them have amnesty, too.”
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(Excerpt from Fox News. Article written by Adam Shaw. Photo by )
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