Republican donors and Republican voters are about ready to get a divorce over some critical issues, like Amnesty, which is hugely unpopular with the Voters and highly favorable with the donors.
Some Republicans can not stop themselves from lying to their voters and pushing for far-left policies like Amnesty for DACA recipients.
Most Republicans support DACA. As do these Republican Members of Congress and former members: Paul Ryan, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, John Coryn, Thom Tillis, Adam Kinzinger, Leonard Lance, Carlos Curbelo, Jeff Flake, Mike Coffman, Ileana Ros-Lehinen, Will Hurd, Jeff Dedham…
— Whatever… (@urfckdup) June 19, 2020
According to many of his constituents, Thom Tillis from North Carolina is one of the most deceitful people on the Hill on immigration issues. So is John Coryn. Tother they have devised another Amnesty scheme that represents donors and not voters.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, Coryn and Tillis are pushing for things that will make them some money but which their constituents will not be happy about:
Despite persistent and worsening polling on the Biden administration’s handling of immigration, two Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are trying to make an amnesty deal. In a July 6 letter to Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) requested that the committee schedule an executive business meeting for a bill to “offer permanent legal status to only currently enrolled and activate participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.”
In making their case, the Republican senators stated that “there is no clear and politically viable path forward” for the American Dream and Promise Act, which would amnesty at least 4.4 million illegal aliens, and that a narrower bill is more viable.
According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data, there are approximately 616,030 illegal aliens who are active DACA recipients.
Curiously, Cornyn and Tillis are advocating for a DACA amnesty despite calling the DACA policy unlawful. “We agree [with district judge Andrew Hanen’s 2018 preliminary injunction] that the DACA program contravenes the Immigration and Nationality Act and believe it was likely unconstitutional when issued by President Obama,” the Republican senators wrote. The senators requested that Chairman Durbin allow committee members to offer “reasonable” amendments to the bill, including “proposals related to border security, interior enforcement, and employment verification programs.”
In closing, the senators claim that “[s]uch a process will allow us to develop a package that can garner the support necessary to pass on the Senate floor.”
While Chairman Durbin has not yet publicly responded to the letter, the prospects of a DACA-only amnesty receiving a Judiciary Committee markup right now appear slim.
First, Democrats are trying to ram through a larger amnesty via reconciliation, a budgetary process that only requires 51 votes (including Vice President Kamala Harris) to pass, compared to the 60 votes required to overcome a filibuster. Even if the Senate parliamentarian, the person responsible for interpreting Senate rules, concludes that reconciliation is an impermissible avenue to pass immigration legislation, advocates for unlimited immigration have already signaled opposition to the Cornyn-Tillis plan.
Further reading on how unpopular Amnesty for DACA really is:
“Congress has sole power to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Constantly broken no more amnesty pledge made in 1986 (@SenSchumer most egregious example.) Voters reject another w/false promise of enforcement to follow. DACA illegal & unconstitutional. Should be ended immediately.”
Congress has sole power to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Constantly broken no more amnesty pledge made in 1986 (@SenSchumer most egregious example.) Voters reject another w/false promise of enforcement to follow. DACA illegal & unconstitutional. Should be ended immediately. https://t.co/zeOBjzXygo
— NumbersUSA (@NumbersUSA) July 13, 2021
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