Enforcement-free immigration bill goes down in flames

Friday, February 16, 2018
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Trump immigration bill tweetAn immigration watchdog was pleased to watch an immigration reform bill fail in the U.S. Senate this week, spelling the end of a proposal that openly pushed for open borders. 

The bill, backed by eight Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, was one of four Senate proposals this week addressing illegal immigration that failed to get 60 votes necessary to pass. 

Immigration watchdogs warned the bill that Trump described as the "Schumer-Rounds-Collins" proposal would have not only granted legal status to illegal aliens already in the U.S. but would have protected any illegal who manages to sneak into the country between now and June 30.

President Donald Trump, who has publicly said he is open to amnesty for illegals, had nonetheless threatened to veto the legislation.

Chris Chmielenski of Numbers USA says the organization has seen this sneaky scheme play out in the past. 

ICE arrests 1"First you exempt all these people from removal," he complains, "and second next give them all work permits, and third eventually put them on a path to citizenship, give them full amnesty."

Fox News reports that senators also blocked a liberal immigration bill introduced by Sen. John McCain and Sen. Chris Coons, and a bill introduced by Sen. Pat Toomey that blocked federal grants from going to sanctuary cities. 

Trump supported a bill introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley, which was also defeated. 

Although the White House is backing a controversial plan that gives amnesty to a million-plus illegals, Trump denounced the now-failed bill for creating "giant amnesty." He also pointed out that the Dept. of Homeland Security warned it would spell the "end of immigration enforcement" if passed.

Chuck Schumer, Sen. (D-New York)The bill allocated $25 billion for border security, including a border wall, but Chmielenski says that spending is absurd because it's spread over the next decade.

"It would be very easy for an administration, if Trump were only to be president for one term, to completely dismantle it," he warns, describing the bill as a "bad, bad deal for America."

The legislation also fails to address the diversity visa lottery and chain migration, two issues that Trump wants to address in any bill he signs.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Would you prefer that Attorney General Jeff Sessions uphold the laws of the United States – or the laws of the United Methodist Church?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump wants those who invade sent right back
Erdogan proclaimed winner of Turkey's presidential election
California wildfires destroy buildings, force evacuations
'Gunshots and horror': San Diego shootout wounds 2 officers
Trump administration says it knows location of all children
UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit
Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Maxine Waters comes completely unhinged, calls for public harassment of Trump's Cabinet
Was Stockman a victim of 'Deep State'?
Trump tells 'whimpering' Jimmy Fallon to 'be a man' over 'Tonight Show' hair-mussing episode
Immigration policy gives Trump-hating media a new reason to go overboard demonizing him and his team
Supreme Court poised to rule on Trump travel ban, other cases

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
No longer on defensive, Trump plays offense at CPAC

Donald Trump mean decisiveOne conservative political scientist believes that it will be extraordinarily difficult for Republicans or Democrats to oppose President Donald Trump's initiatives following his speech before a conservative gathering near Washington, D.C.