Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said in an interview with MSNBC host Chris Hayes that “undocumented Americans” are the people they “care about most.”
Murphy’s comment came during a discussion about the failed Senate border deal.
Hayes emphasized the negotiations didn’t include a path to citizenship but relied on Ukraine funding.
“The negotiation didn’t have a path to citizenship. It was entirely on their terms in order to get Ukraine funding,” Hayes said.
“Well, I mean, Chris, that’s been a failed play for 20 years. So you are right that that has been the Democratic strategy for 30 years, maybe, and it has failed to deliver for the people we care about most, the undocumented Americans that are in this country,” Murphy commented.
🚨 Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy admits Democrats' "strategy" on immigration "has failed to deliver for the people we care about most, the undocumented Americans that are in this country," so they're adjusting it pic.twitter.com/IPXCh0WQi2
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 8, 2024
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“This is what they call giving away the entire game. This is why Democrats angrily oppose every enforcement measure. This is why Democrats bitterly oppose detention and deportation. This is why Joe Biden and the Democrats eradicated the border and orchestrated the invasion,” former Trump senior advisor Stephen Miller said.
This is what they call giving away the entire game. This is why Democrats angrily oppose every enforcement measure. This is why Democrats bitterly oppose detention and deportation. This is why Joe Biden and the Democrats eradicated the border and orchestrated the invasion. https://t.co/8QSeLQIEYK
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) February 8, 2024
“Points for clarity and honesty. Points off for wicked anti-American dirtbaggery,” The Daily Wire’s Andrew Klavan commented.
Points for clarity and honesty. Points off for wicked anti-American dirtbaggery. https://t.co/rSMNe6xRVh
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) February 8, 2024
“When Democrats tell you who they are, believe them,” Townhall columnist Derek Hunter wrote.
When Democrats tell you who they are, believe them. https://t.co/uNn7P1d9V4
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) February 8, 2024
Fox News reports:
Center for Immigration Studies director of policy studies Jessica Vaughan told FOX News Digital, “It’s stunning to hear a United States senator declare that his top priority is to accommodate people from other countries who broke our laws to get here, not to give relief to the citizens in his state who are forced to underwrite all of the costs associated with the border crisis that was instigated by Joe Biden.”
She went on to suggest that his comments “help explain the problems with the Senate bill,” and that “it was not a border security bill at all, it was a bill to codify the disastrous catch and release policies of the last three years and issue work permits even faster to an unlimited number of illegal migrants.”
Senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Border Security and Immigration Center Simon Hankinson slammed the recently failed senate border bill as having been a “wish list” for Democrats and “one step forward and five steps back” for those seeking a secure border.
“I think Murphy grasps the political reality that most Americans don’t support open borders and an unlimited international right to migrate anywhere you want,” he told Fox News Digital. “If they keep forcing Americans to assume an endless burden on education, healthcare, police, social services, and their tax liability, it may not be an electoral winner. Look at New York, Chicago, Denver, Boston.”
Hankinson said that it was “pure politics” for Democrats to blame Republicans for rejecting a bill so overwhelmingly stuffed with far-left policies.