The Senate parliamentarian ruled against allowing Democrats to include amnesty for an estimated 8 million illegals in their massive multi-trillion dollar social spending bill.
The massive bill has been labeled ‘human infrastructure’ because it has very little to do with the infrastructure of roads and bridges. It’s mostly a social safety net proposal aimed at pushing America into becoming a socialist country. Biden calls it a “bottom-up” transformative bill. Anyone who knows about economics would say this socialist agenda has and will never work. Biden calls himself a capitalist, but he is a capitalist in name only. He has sold out to the far-left socialists like Bernie Sanders.
Just days ago, Biden made an announcement of the plan:
“I strongly support giving Dreamers, TPS recipients, farmworkers, and essential workers the long-awaited pathway to citizenship they deserve. I’m working closely with Congress right now to finally make that a reality.”
President Biden: "I strongly support giving Dreamers, TPS recipients, farm workers and essential workers the long-awaited pathway to citizenship they deserve. I'm working closely with Congress right now to finally make that a reality." pic.twitter.com/3IVskuUIyN
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Politico reports that the parliamentarian determined that the Democrats’ proposal is “by any standard a broad, new immigration policy” and that the policy change “substantially outweighs the budgetary impact of that change.”
In their arguments before the Senate parliamentarian, a former immigration attorney, Democrats made the case that providing green cards to an estimated 8 million Dreamers, farmworkers, Temporary Protected Status recipients, and essential workers during the pandemic had a budgetary impact because it would make more people eligible for certain federal benefits. That, in turn, would increase the deficit by more than $130 billion, according to Democratic estimates.
But the parliamentarian, in her ruling, stated that providing legal status through reconciliation would also lead to “other, life-changing federal, state and societal benefits.”
Providing permanent legal status “would give these persons freedom to work, freedom to travel, freedom to live openly in our society in any state in the nation, and to reunite with their families and it would make them eligible, in time, to apply for citizenship — things for which there is no federal fiscal equivalent.”
In addition, the parliamentarian rejected arguments from Democrats that there is a precedent for including immigration reform in reconciliation. Democrats frequently pointed to a 2005 GOP-led reconciliation bill that addressed a visa backlog.