Things are starting to heat up with these DACA negotiations and it is becoming very clear that Democrats aren’t serious when it comes to DACA recipients. If they cared, they would be making concessions and having honest conversations about the merits of the debate. Instead, they are running around calling Trump racist for saying something mean about Haiti.
It’s also pretty disheartening to see how many Republicans are doing everything they can to give amnesty to people here illegally.
On Tuesday, we learned that the ‘Gang of Six’ was prepared to roll out their latest ‘compromise’. It’s a disaster and Senator Tom Cotton knew exactly what to do with it.
The great John Binder has the details.
The “Gang of Six” amnesty for millions of illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should be rolled “straight into the trash can,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says.
On Wednesday, a group of six pro-amnesty Senators will roll out their expansive immigration amnesty plan that would not only give a pathway to U.S. citizenship beginning with 3.5 million DACA and DACA-eligible illegal aliens but also give amnesty to the parents of amnesty beneficiaries.
Cotton — whose popular legal immigration-cutting RAISE Act was endorsed by President Trump in 2017 — slammed the “Gang of Six” amnesty, saying it was dead on arrival.
He’s right. This isn’t serious.
From CNS News:
DACA beneficiaries would have a period of conditional permanent residency, which may be lifted upon completing at least two years of college or military service or three years of work, or may simply lead directly to eligibility for citizenship after at least 10 years (or 12 if they did not have DACA).
The Dreamer amnesty would allow waivers for certain criminal convictions that exist under current law, if deemed to be “in the public interest.”
Applicants for the program would have to pay up on any federal tax liability, if they had a DACA work permit, but not if they worked illegally prior to legalization. Does this mean that a lot of DACA beneficiaries have not been paying their taxes all these years?
The Gang of Six claims to address chain migration concerns by barring legalized Dreamers from sponsoring their parents for green cards. Instead, they give the parents instant, indefinitely renewable legal status and work permits, thus exacerbating the labor market disruption and fiscal costs of the presence of these illegal aliens.
The proposal claims to restrict chain migration, by eliminating the category for adult sons and daughters of green card holders, which admits about 26,000 people a year. However, it transfers those numbers to another chain migration category for spouses of green card holders and their children. So there is no net decrease in chain migration at all under this proposal.
You get the idea. Republicans want amnesty. Democrats want amnesty. Everyone seems to want amnesty in Washington. Too bad the American people clearly don’t. That’s why they elected Donald Trump.
Gotta love having a guy like Cotton in the Senate standing up for the rights of the American people first and foremost.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]