Democratic Amnesty Offer is an Indecent Proposal



Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) may have sold most of his caucus on the idea that it makes sense to shut down government spending bill if a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty isn’t included in the year-end spending bill. Now it would seem the Illinois senator is trying to persuade Republicans on an even more absurd proposal.

According to Breitbart News, Durbin, who is among a bipartisan group leading talks to reach an agreement on the status of DACA recipients, wants the GOP to buy into large-scale amnesty in exchange for “his promise to let low-ranking border officials continue routine, non-political practices.”

“The Democrats have made a big show of saying they are for border security, but all they are agreeing to are things that would be done in normal circumstances,” a Capitol Hill source told Breitbart News.

For example, the Democratic negotiating document lifts benign proposals from a border security bill introduced earlier this year by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), including upgrades to computerized license-plate readers used at border crossings that would cost $125 million for FY2018.

Cornyn’s bill is part of the GOP’s SECURE Act, which was introduced in December. Backed by President Trump, It would have extended DACA protections for three years while making modest changes to the legal immigration system and enhancing border security.

However, Durbin soundly rejected the proposal, making it clear that Democrats are unprepared to accept real tradeoffs that respond to the demands of the American people to see our laws enforced and immigration levels reduced.

“It was a 460-page border security bill by Sen. [John] Cornyn,” Durbin told Politico. “I told him that is just not gonna happen. It didn’t even accept the Dream Act.”

In contrast, Durbin is conditioning any agreement upon the adoption of the DREAM Act, a bill which could grant amnesty to more than 3 million illegal aliens and, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), cost American taxpayers as much as $26 billion over the next decade.

In addition to the proposal being a bad deal politically and fiscally, Senate Republicans and the White House need to remember Durbin has a clear mass immigration agenda and is at the negotiating table in bad faith.

Durbin claims to want to negotiate with Republicans, but it is obvious that his concerns lie with open borders activists and illegal aliens and in opposition to the wishes of the American people.

A Dec. 8 Rasmussen Reports poll found only 2 percent of likely voters support placing the interests of 800,000 DACA beneficiaries ahead of immigration enforcement priorities. According to the poll, a majority of voters (61 percent) want increased enforcement measures adopted before DACA is addressed.

When agreeing to have electronic license plate readers at the border is being peddled as a major concession by the Democrats, it should be pretty clear that the current leadership of the minority party has abandoned any pretense of support for meaningful immigration enforcement.

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Jennifer joined FAIR as Web Content Writer in 2017 and brings to the role extensive communications and media background. She began her career as a policy research analyst on multiple national and state political campaigns before entering journalism. In addition to spending over a decade writing for several broadcast and print news outlets, Jennifer directed communications strategy for a member of Congress and a military nonprofit.

10 Comments

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    The majority of US citizens do not what these people to have amnesty, the Democrats ignore that because they want to increase their voting base with handout after handout from American Taxpayers. If this goes thru there better be a law suite against this , the Supreme court already shot down the DAPA and they would kill this also because Obummer overstepped his power on this.

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    John W Campbell on

    Just remember not ALL Democrats support the DREAM act, or any other amnesty. Only those who have been seduced by the open borders cartel.

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    The Dems Open Border Progressive NWO Dreams [Dreamers…LOL] are Toast

    The progressives can’t get elected on Fake News anymore, too many Americans are NOW on to that OVERPOPULATION SCAM.

    God forbid we stand for the legal majority voter? Impeach Trump with lies to achieve the NWO again? IMO, we’ve reached the boiling point in America over immigration anarchy….if the corrupt foreign controlled courts get their open border ways through an equivalent Civil War [false indictments] ; the Populists will be carrying pitchforks and torches in MASSES and will stop it too [they are FAR more powerful and intelligent when ANGRY].

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    2018 ELECTIONS are just around the corner and the Democrats will pay a dear price for the way they have demonstrated the lack of leadership. WE THE AMERICAN CITIZENS will have our voices heard again loud and clear,,,DRAIN THE SWAMP OF LOW LIFE DEMOCRATS! Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth will be one of many on that list. WE WILL NOT FORGET!

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    The only reform we need is to get rid of pro-amnesty anti-american A**wipes like Durbin and his repulsive buddies. The majority of American do not want these illegals here and if the Republicans give away amnesty they will be held accountable. They need to end chain migration, birthright citizenship, lottery visa’s build the friggin wall. Durbin is a traitor to this country who does not care about protecting the citizens of this country, he is more concerned with lining his pockets and guarantee votes by giving citizens money away to these leeches.

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    Immigration reform is not acceptable to a lot of U. S. CITIZENS . we have had enough on putting our money on them being here . Paying for them to get benefits , food share , housing , rent assistant’s , schooling , social security to steal our job’s for starters is totally wrong & chain migration along with the lottery for them needs to go also right away . We have way too many illegals here from around the world & they need to go . I see all of these weard building up & I say ( am I still in the United States ) people call that I can’t understand what they are saying . Trying to communicate with some that run Gas Station is ridiculous & we have to for some stupid reason have mexican wording & other languages on menu’s & products . And then we have the mexicans marching saying that they have a constitutional right to be here & that they are here to stay . What a joke . If our government doesn’t remove the illegals then I looks like a large group of U. S. CITIZENS will get together & start to remove them themselves by throwing them across the border . We WILL NOT care what some LOWLIFE federal judge wants to say on that issue at all from where ever they live . Those ******* judges should NOT even be on the bench .

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      The only reform we need is rapid deportations, more border security and the elimation of welfare benefits to illegal immigrants.

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      I sure hope that this does not go through and if it does that there is some group with a law suite against Democrates./Government to stop this, just like the Democrats keep filing law suites to stop Trump and his immigration ban. I have written Durbin and Tammy Duckhead several times on this issue and they are as anti-American as it gets. They are depending on these illegals to keep them in office with their votes and everything these Democrats want to give away for free to these criminals.