House Democrats also unveiled their immigration proposal. In the alternative universe where many Democratic lawmakers reside, there is no border crisis, the abuse of political asylum on a grand scale is not occurring, children are not being placed in harm’s way and dying while entering the U.S., and aliens being released on a daily basis is not a problem (unless they happen to be released in the deep blue sanctuary jurisdictions they represent). The crisis, as far as the House majority is concerned, is the lack of amnesty for illegal aliens already here, and the first package of immigration-related legislation approved by the Democratic-controlled Judiciary Committee aims to “fix” that problem.
The H.R. 3401 bill does not address the illegal immigration crisis at the U.S. border. Instead, it’s an appropriations bill providing resources such as water, diapers, toothbrushes, food and soap for the illegal aliens.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi admits that her bill is a temporary financial bandage being bankrolled by American taxpayers that does nothing to stem the daily caravans of illegal aliens flooding the U.S. border.
“It is not an immigration bill, so we cannot make any immigration promises in the bill. It is an appropriations bill, saying to the world that these children — they don’t have hygiene, they are not, in many cases, in their parents’ arms. We can make a big difference for them.”
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise also addressed about this problem:
“Border Patrol agents right now are spending their money out of their own pockets to buy diapers for these young kids because the agency’s out of money. And Speaker Pelosi won’t bring a bill to the floor to address this crisis.
Stop playing games with young kids. We’re not even talking about the broader issue of solving this problem and ending the magnet that’s bringing these kids here illegally.”
But the huge surprise is that the Democrats that call themselves progressive are against this bill!
Nancy Pelosi — the leader of the Democratic Party — had urged her caucus to support the legislation, saying voting against it is a win for President Trump.
However, newbie lawmakers Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib defected from the party-line vote, proving that negotiating with radical Democrats is a waste of time — both for Republicans and for moderate Democrats.
Omar issued the following statement explaining why she voted no.
“Throwing more money at the very organizations committing human rights abuses — and the very Administration directing these human rights abuses — is not a solution,” Omar said. “This is a humanitarian crisis, a humanitarian crisis inflicted by our own leadership. It’s also a refugee crisis fueled by state violence, corruption, and impunity in the Northern Triangle — one that this Administration has only fueled through mass deportation and slashing aid.”
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