Sunday, December 10, 2017

Dozens Of House Republicans Call For DACA Amnesty Before End Of Year, While Some Senate GOP Call For Amnesty-Lite

Dozens Of House Republicans Call For DACA Amnesty Before End Of Year:
A group of Republican lawmakers in the House is demanding that Congress pass a legislative replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before the end of the year, diverging from other GOP lawmakers who say the bill isn’t a high priority.
In a letter sent Tuesday to House Speaker Paul Ryan, the 34 pro-DACA Republicans said lawmakers must act “immediately” to craft a permanent legislative solution.
“We are compelled to act immediately because many DACA recipients are about to lose or have already lost their permits in the wake of the program’s rescission,” the Republican lawmakers wrote. “Not acting is creating understandable uncertainty and anxiety amongst immigrant communities.”
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Senate GOP Unveils Immigration Reform, With 3-Year Work Permits for DACA Illegals:
Senate judiciary chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley today introduced a far-reaching GOP plan for reforming the nation’s immigration laws — but two of his Senate GOP allies immediately split off to offer Democrats a bigger amnesty and a smaller cutback in chain-migration.
The GOP plan, dubbed the Security, Enforcement, and Compassion United in Reform Efforts, or SECURE Act, would offer three-year work permits to 690,000 DACA illegal-immigrants in exchange for ending chain migration, requiring mandatory screening to exclude illegals from jobs, closing asylum loopholes used by migrants to get into the United States, and penalizing so-called “sanctuary cities” which refuse to cooperate with federal immigration-enforcement agencies.
The chain-migration element is key because it would reduce immigration by half, so driving up Americans’ salaries, aiding civic assimilation of recent migrants, and spurring new productivity-boosting business practices.
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