All gang of eight voted to table the Grassley amendment. Which was the fence … border security first.
Our new Democrats in waiting are now more hireable than those people who are here mow … No Obamacare, for our Democrats in waiting.
Yes folks they will take your jobs because employers will not need Obamacare while they are in waiting.
Today only 30% think the federal government is to be trusted on border security. Look how well it worked in 1986 with amnesty first and fence and security later … Which never came. BTW the Regan AMNESTY is Simpson-Mazzoli – The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)
A worthy read follows. You are not alone as our WDC leaders march off the cliff.
Many pundits assumed that this would be the year that comprehensive immigration reform became law. The conventional wisdom was that President Obama’s re-election and his strong showing among Hispanic voters would force Republicans to go along.
Now, halfway through the year, the prospects for immigration reform have dimmed significantly.
Americans overwhelmingly feel that legal immigration is good for the country and think highly of immigrants. Seventy-six percent have a favorable view of immigrants who work hard, support their families and pursue the American Dream. Most (55 percent) still support the concept of comprehensive reform that will secure the border and legalize the status of many of those currently in the country illegally.
But they also want the system to work so that the border will be secure enough to prevent future illegal immigration.
That point has become a major political problem for those who favor reform. The so-called Gang of Eight proposal in the Senate legalizes the status of immigrants first and promises to secure the border later. By a 4-1 margin, voters want that order reversed.
Additionally, while voters think highly of immigrants, they don’t trust the government, and that skepticism is growing. In January, 45 percent thought it was at least somewhat likely that the federal government would work to secure the border and prevent future illegal immigration.Today, only 30 percent have that confidence.