Democrats’ budget ‘Plan C’ would give amnesty to more than 7 million illegal immigrants

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional Democrats’ third attempt to include immigration reform in the budget reconciliation bill does not include a path to citizenship but would include temporary legal status and work authorization for millions of undocumented immigrants.

Being called “Plan C,” Democrats are reportedly putting forward a parole provision into a $3.5 trillion dollar budget reconciliation package that would effectively give amnesty to more than seven million illegal aliens, according to a new analysis.

Democrats have been trying to backdoor amnesty into budget legislation to avoid a filibuster that would most certainly prevent passage of any such proposal on the floor. The Left have had no luck with their questionable actions, however.

The “Byrd Rule” prohibits provisions in reconciliation legislation that are viewed as extraneous to the budget.

Senate Democrats’ first attempt, which included a path to citizenship for 8 million undocumented immigrants, and a second attempt, which would have covered around 6.7 million people, have both been rejected by Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough.

In September, Democrats attempted to include a path to citizenship for illegal aliens claiming they could do so under budgetary reconciliation because the move would increase the deficit by about $139 billion.

Budget reconciliation is reserved for budgetary legislation, and MacDonough agreed with Republicans who argued amnesty was policy and not budgetary.

Democrats are trying to pass an amnesty package through reconciliation to allow passage with a simple majority vote in the Senate, which is divided 50-50 by party.

Parole has been used to bring smaller groups of people into the country, including tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees who were airlifted to the U.S. But Democrats are planning to issue mass parole that would cover a majority of immigrants who are in the country illegally.

The Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, calculated that if parole were granted to anyone who made it into the U.S. before January 1, 2011, it would cover 7.1 million immigrants, according to the Washington Times.

Parole would not satisfy Progressives and immigration activists who are demanding a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, but it would provide a legal status allowing many to obtain work permits and taxpayer benefits.

Several Democrats have urged Congress to sidestep the Senate Parliamentarian’s rulings on immigration.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he was disappointed in the rulings and vowed to keep trying:

“Despite putting their lives on the line during the pandemic and paying their fair share of taxes, they remain locked out of the federal assistance that served as a lifeline for so many families.

“We will continue fighting to pursue the best path forward to grant them the ability to obtain lawful status.”

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the Parliamentarian’s ruling were correct, and that allowing reconciliation to provide legal status to illegal aliens in any form would be “a disaster”:

“I believe that using the reconciliation process to provide legal status to illegal immigrants would be a disaster.

“It would have led to an increased run on the border – beyond the chaos we already have there today.”

If MacDonough shoots down “Plan C,” Democrats still have several maneuvers they may try. In a CNN interview, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) said:

“There are two versions that have been shut down.  But we have five versions.  We predicted that the parliamentarian may shoot down a couple of the versions that we presented.  But there are three other versions.” 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is reportedly considering which of the options to pursue next.

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Democrats bury $107 billion for amnesty for illegal immigrants in behemoth $3.5 trillion budget

August 13, 2021

 

 WASHINGTON, DC- Breitbart News reports that buried inside the Democrats’ behemoth $3.7 trillion budget resolution is a provision to provide amnesty to millions of illegal aliens (translated: potential Democrat voters) living in the United States.

They plan on passing the budget via the nonsensical filibuster-proof reconciliation process.

This past Monday, Senate Democrats revealed their plans for the budget includes instructions for various Democrat-led senate committees to develop specific plans for budget implementation.

The instructions sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee direct them to spend $107 billion (that’s BILLION with a “B) in American taxpayer funds on amnesty for illegal aliens.

Framework language is (deliberately) vague, directing the Judiciary Committee members to give “lawful permanent status for qualified immigrants.” The guidance was unclear as to who exactly would qualify for such amnesty.

The amnesty scheme came in somewhat lower than the plan crafted by communist-sympathizing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senate Budget Committee chairman, who projected such an arrangement would cost $150 billion.

Any such scheme is expected to dispense green cards to millions of illegal aliens currently eligible under  the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), so-called “dreamers,” as well as those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), those working in the U.S. agriculture industry, and others considered to be “essential workers.” Green cards of course lead to naturalized American citizenship.

The road to Democrat utopia may have a bit of a roadblock, however as Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D) said last month that she is opposed to the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion monster budget.

With an evenly split Senate, and with anticipated Republican opposition to the bill, Democrats likely don’t have the 50 votes necessary to pass the budget via reconciliation. Typically if all Republicans hold and all Democrats hold, any tie would be broken by Kamala Harris.

Amnesty cheerleader Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) told donors that amnesty would only be able to squeak through if Senate Democrats forced it through the reconciliation process. A majority of Americans oppose amnesty for illegals.

A Rasmussen poll conducted earlier this year found fifty-one percent of likely voters oppose amnesty, with thirty-five percent strongly opposing it. Forty-five percent support amnesty, with only twenty-two percent strongly supporting it.

“If we don’t have reconciliation, I’m not sure there’s a pathway forward,” Menendez said.

Last month, a group of House Republicans asked Biden to oppose the amnesty scheme put forth by Senate Democrats. Biden of course has endorsed amnesty for illegal aliens because of course…votes.

House Republicans wrote that any amnesty plan “is a partisan power grab” designed “to expand [Democrats’] ranks of voters by millions.”

“Rejecting calls to inject amnesty into reconciliation would be a meaningful sign that you are finally willing to find common ground with your political opponents,” the Republicans wrote. “We implore you to put substance behind your calls for unity and to start by rejecting calls to inject amnesty into reconciliation.”

Democrats have been governing as though they received an overwhelming mandate last November, which couldn’t be further from the truth. The Senate is tied 50-50 and the Democrat’s House majority is a razor thin eight or so members. However a substantial number of House Democrats are in vulnerable districts.

That hasn’t stopped Democrats, however. A number of House Democrats have said they will not support a budget that doesn’t include amnesty.

Not surprisingly, the amnesty scheme is backed by a number of far-left deep state idealogues, including Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, former president George W. Bush and the Koch brothers.

It is also backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (not surprisingly), which recently held a conference specifically dedicated to promoting the amnesty scheme.

The group claims that legalizing millions of foreigners competing against American workers for jobs is “vital” to the U.S. economic recovery. They are of course looking at cheap labor since illegals are more likely to work for lower wages.

Currently, nearly 16 million Americans are still jobless, despite the fact that an overwhelming number of businesses have “help wanted” signs posted. Breitbart noted that of those who remain jobless, “all want full-time employment.” In addition, they wrote, “Another 4.6 million Americans are underemployed but want a full-time job.”

The addition of millions of illegal aliens to the workforce will further drive down U.S. wages (hence the Chamber of Commerce’s support) and will redistribute about $500 billion in wealth away from America’s blue collar working and middle class and toward employers and new arrivals, according to research conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) agrees, repeatedly finding that amnesty for illegal aliens “would be a net fiscal drain for American taxpayers while driving down U.S. wages,” Breitbart reported.

According to current statistics, some 1.2 million legal immigrants receive green cards annually. In addition, 1.4 million foreign nationals are given visas to take American jobs while hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens enter the country annually.

That number has, however exploded since January, when Biden essentially laid out the welcome mat, opening the border for anyone wanting to enter the country.

Now Democrats want to grant them amnesty… then citizenship. It’s all about the votes. 

 

 

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