Bipartisan border security negotiations, reportedly led by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), have angered congressional Republicans.
“The Senate Amnesty Bill is a nightmare,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said.
“It gives legal status to illegal aliens who have gamed our system and broken our laws. It rolls out the red carpet for 5,000 illegals EVERY DAY, forever. It’s hard enough to stop the far-left’s state-sponsored invasion of our Southern Border, and it’s even harder when you’re pulling Senator Langford’s daggers out of your back. I oppose the Senate Amnesty Deal and will work to see its defeat,” he added.
According to an infographic shown on Fox News, the proposed border deal would:
- Increase green cards by 50,000/year
- Work permits for adult children of H-1B holders
- Immediate work permits to every illegal alien released from custody
- Taxpayer funded lawyers to certain UACs and mentally incompetent aliens
- 5,000 migrants per day allowed into U.S.
- Restricts parole for those who enter without authorization between ports of entry
The Senate Amnesty Bill is a nightmare.
It gives legal status to illegal aliens who have gamed our system and broken our laws. It rolls out the red carpet for 5,000 illegals EVERY DAY, forever.
It’s hard enough to stop the far-left’s state-sponsored invasion of our Southern… pic.twitter.com/emBhzSfXVj
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) January 13, 2024
Several MAGA-aligned Republicans on Saturday lashed out against a newly proposed border security bill that had the backing of some Senate GOP members.
Security at the southern border with Mexico has been an increasingly prominent GOP talking point, with Republicans claiming that surges in migrant crossings in the last several years have amounted to a “crisis” or an “invasion,” as opposed to their Democratic colleagues, who have pushed for streamlined processes for asylum-seeking migrants. These GOP lawmakers have consistently been critical of President Joe Biden’s handling of the issue and have attempted to make stricter laws a major requirement for new government funding deals.
On Saturday, supposed details of a developing Senate border security deal were leaked by the Immigration Accountability Project, a political advocacy group dedicated to stricter border security policies, of the sort typically favored by conservatives. According to an infographic from Fox News that aired on Friday night during The Ingraham Angle, which was circulated by Republicans on Saturday on X, formerly Twitter, the deal would allegedly include setting an allowance of 5,000 migrant crossings per day into the United States, grant work permits to the adult children of H-1B visa holders, and automatically grant work permits to undocumented migrants as soon as they are released from custody.
Negotiations for the deal are being led by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma. Senator Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican, has also voiced support for the ongoing negotiations.
Conservative activists are recoiling as details leak from the immigration deal being negotiated in the Senate suggesting illegal border crossers will be immediately eligible for work permits and the government will allow up to 5,000 illegal immigrants… https://t.co/hDWSiqiik2
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) January 13, 2024
5,000 illegal aliens would be let into the US under a Senate border deal
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— Ben Owen🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@hrkbenowen) January 13, 2024
Per Just the News:
Government relations director at the Immigration Accountability Project, Rosemary Jenks, said in an interview with The Washington Times that the current deal includes a right to government-funded lawyers for illegal immigrant children who are having a hard time getting through the immigration courts, and legal immigration would be expanded.
Republicans in exchange would get to have more power when it comes to deportation, but not any crackdown on Homeland Security’s power to “parole” illegal immigrants directly into the country.
Jenks told the outlet that this deal would do little to nothing to stop the flow of people coming into the U.S. on a daily basis.
“I think we’d be lucky if it didn’t increase,” she said. “There’s nothing in this that I have seen or been told about that stops catch-and-release.”
The deal’s top GOP negotiator, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said those criticizing the deal haven’t seen the outlines.
“There are generational changes in border security laws that are included in the text being drafted. I would encourage everyone to read the bill when it comes out before they determine their opinion on something they have not even seen,” he told The Washington Times.Advertisement