Tuesday, October 3, 2017

DACA 2 Amnesty Watch: There’s Nothing Conservative About The GOP DACA Bill

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A pair of Republican senators are marketing their bill to legalize the beneficiaries of an executive amnesty program as a tougher alternative to a competing Democratic proposal, but immigration skeptics say the bills are hardly different in substance.
Known as the “Succeed Act,” the GOP bill would give legal status to younger illegal immigrants covered under the now-cancelled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It requires applicants to meet strict education or work requirements to be eligible for a green card and lays out a 15-year path to citizenship — 10 years in a conditional status period and then at least five years as a legal permanent resident.
Co-sponsors Thom Tillis of North Carolina and James Lankford of Oklahoma have touted the bill as a “conservative” version to the Dream Act, which is backed backed by leading Democrats. Immigration hawks, on the other hand, call it an amnesty in disguise.
“It is agreeing to an amnesty, without the U.S. gaining anything. It’s not moderating immigration in any way,” Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
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