It’s Insult to Injury for GOP in Congress, Dems Are Having It Their Way – Watch
This is the proverbial “insult to injury.” The injury took place in the November midterms when the GOP failed to seize the day by gaining a decisive victory and majority in Congress. And now the party sure seems like a lame duck already in this crazy amnesty deal that was passed this week.
Some Republicans in the US Senate have come to a tentative agreement on a bill that would legalize two million illegal immigrants while offering essentially nothing to help curtail the current border chaos under the Biden Administration.
This latest move comes on the heels of a number of GOP capitulations over Biden’s first term (and hopefully only term). Republicans stalled on the infrastructure bill, gun control, and the Respect for Marriage Act. It seems like the party just plans on giving the Democrats exactly what they want.
Matt Vespa, from Town Hall, wrote an article discussing the details of this new amnesty plan. The Washington Post first reported on a white paper that described the Tillis Sinema blueprint that was being passed around Capitol Hill.
These are some of the details in the combined reports: There is a path to citizenship for approximately 2 million dreamers. There is a huge increase in resources to speed up the process of asylum seekers that include new processing centers and more officials and judges for the process. There are more resources to expedite the removal of migrants who don’t qualify for asylum. There is a continuation of the Title 42 covid-health-rule restriction on migrants applying for asylum. And there will be more funding for border officers.
This compromise politically will give Democrats protection for 2 million dreamers and also increase defenses of the due process rights of migrants. It will give Republicans faster removal of migrants who don’t qualify for asylum and prevent them from staying in the country.
The bottom line on this right now is that the GOP gave too much away and received little in return.
— John Bresnahan (@bresreports) December 5, 2022