Chuck Grassley is the latest convert to the Amnesty Train. He’s playing bullsh*t games by saying we need to have border security and measures to ensure this doesn’t happen again. The only concrete thing these patricians ever seem to agree on is that we need MOAR AMNESTY:
Grassley, considered an ally to President Trump’s populist, economic nationalist, “America First” agenda, said during the Senate hearing that any deal to give amnesty and a pathway to U.S. citizenship to the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program must include more security at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“First and foremost, any potential DACA agreement has to include robust border security,” Grassley said. “And by that, I don’t mean a wall. Of course tactical infrastructure like fencing is a part of the answer, but border security is more than that.”
No wall, just tactical fencing. Trump is A-OK with this now per the Luther Strange Rally. Grassley continued:
He went on to say: Border security is a kind of all of the above approach, including fencing, technology, funding for more law enforcement personnel and equipment, changes to substantive laws so the Catch and Release and other misguided policies are ended and we need to require that the administration finally complete the bio-metric entry and exit system that Congress has continually demanded and allocated money for over the last 15 years.
Additionally, Grassley seemed to be accepting of an amnesty for illegal aliens, should mandatory E-Verify – the tech program which mandates that employers hire legal immigrants and American citizens – be a part of the deal.
“Second and equally as important for robust border security, we’ve got to make sure that any deal includes meaningful interior enforcement,” Grassley said. “The simplest, most common sense, may be to ensure that we eliminate the root causes of undocumented immigration to make it, the E-Verify system mandatory for all employers.”
“This system helps employers confirm that job applicants are here legally,” Grassley continued. “I know that this is a controversial and difficult step and so many corporate interests are going to object, but we know that jobs are the number one reason people come here.”
Grassley also said an amnesty deal on DACA would need to include better and swifter immigration enforcement when it comes to deportations and a clean-up of the current back-logged immigration courts.
“I’m confident that if everybody is reasonable, we can reach a solution,” Grassley concluded.
Here they go, already prepping the battle-space for the demonizing of those opposed to granting amnesty to illegal aliens.
“They aren’t being reasonable!”
“They don’t live in REALITY like those of us who never even see illegal aliens in our gated communities!”
Grassley already accepts the Democrat basic facts, these illegal aliens are “undocumented immigrants” and we need to amnesty them. He’s just looking for a way to repeat the 1986 amnesty legislation while Trump supporters are still dazed and confused about Trump’s complete disaster of a walkback on the wall. Which Grassley also calls fencing.
Is NOT a wall, Trump.
I really hope the principles he was cooking up the other day with Miller is really happening, because the anti-amnesty stalwarts are gung-ho to give amnesty now in exchange for jack sh*t later.
The Democrat party loves you, Republicans, for all the tireless work you do to insist that we grant citizenship to a voter group that votes 80-20% Democrat. Because losing the popular vote last time wasn’t enough, let’s LOSE EVERYTHING IN 2020! YEAH!
In other news, now that California told every single illegal alien in the country that they are now a sanctuary state and will not cooperate with the federal government to deport illegal aliens any longer… the Trump administration has announced that they will be conducting increased raids on workplaces and other areas.
The country’s top immigration cop said Friday his agents “will have no choice” but to conduct workplace and neighborhood immigration raids in light of California’s new sanctuary law.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan said in a statement Friday that California Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) decision to sign the law, SB54, would “undermine public safety and hinder ICE from performing its federally mandated mission.”
Under California’s new law, state and local police will have major restrictions in how and when they can collaborate with federal agents on immigration investigations and arrests.
One notable provision in the law is it prohibits so-called immigration holds, requests from ICE to local authorities to hold a prisoner or detainee longer than the constitutionally mandated period.
Opponents say a hold, also known as a detainer, constitutes a violation of a detainee’s constitutional rights, and their enforcement puts local authorities at risk of liability.
Supporters, chief among them Homan and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, say detainers are necessary so arrests of dangerous immigrants can be made in the confines of jails and prisons.
“ICE will have no choice but to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at work sites, which will inevitably result in additional collateral arrests, instead of focusing on arrests at jails and prisons where transfers are safer for ICE officers and the community,” Homan warned.
Unintended consequences. #SorryNotSorry