Monday, February 19, 2018

Mike Lee: The Perpetual Amnesty Act of 2018

Yesterday, eight Republican senators joined with 46 Democrats to vote for a bill that would have established a de facto rolling amnesty for unlimited numbers of illegal immigrants.
The final vote total fell six short of the 60 needed to end debate, with three Democrats crossing the aisle to vote with Republicans because they opposed the bill’s increased spending. If amnesty supporters can convince those three Democrats that $25 billion in higher spending is no big deal, then they will be just three votes away from moving their bill through the Senate.
And in reality, Democrats may need only two more votes to reach 60 because Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is slated to return to the Senate later this year. Finally, there are three other Republicans who voted against yesterday’s amnesty plan but voted for the Gang of 8 amnesty plan in 2013. Democrats would need to flip only two of the three senators to reach 60.
That is why it is so important for conservatives to educate themselves and others about what was in yesterday’s amnesty bill—a bill that was posted just a day before the vote.
Proponents of the so-called “Immigration Security and Opportunity Act” claim their bill offered “a permanent solution to those who came to our country as children through no fault of their own.” In a perverse way, they are kind of right.
Read the rest from Sen. Mike Lee HERE.

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