May 11

Republicans Push Discharge Petition

Seventeen Republican House members have signed a “discharge petition” to bring a vote on the DACA amnesty to the floor of the House. Almost all Democrats are expected to sign it. If a total of 25 Republicans sign on, the petition will pass, and a vote will take place. The bill is strictly to grant amnesty, and offers no concessions to genuine immigration reformers such as an end to chain migration or funds to build a border wall.

Without an end to chain migration, the amnestied DACA illegal aliens will be able to bring in a stream of their relatives in the future. Many Democrats favor chain migration as a means of building their party’s political clout. The Republicans supporting the discharge petition seem to think that this will help them win their up-coming mid-term elections.


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