At a time when Biden’s weakness and terrible policy choices have presented an open flank against which the GOP could attack and win major political victories, or at least score some big points before the midterms to help boost their reelection chances, what are the RINO members of the party doing?
Are they temporarily growing a spine, if only so that they can trick voters into letting them keep their cushy Congressional jobs?
Nope. Instead, the Congressional RINOs have spent time working on an “amnesty for illegals” plan that they’re now pushing.
At a time when the country is furious that Biden has let so many illegals flood into the country, when all Republicans need to do is appear strong on the border, Reps. Maria Salazar (R-FL), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), John Curtis (R-UT), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR), Tom Reed (R-NY), and Peter Meijer (R-MI) are pushing a bill that would give those generally unwelcome illegals amnesty.
The legislation, ridiculously named “The Dignity Act“, would effectively provide green cards to all those illegals residing here. In the words of the bill’s summary:
The Dignity Act provides a reasonable, compassionate, and complete solution to America’s
immigration crisis. It ends illegal immigration to the United States once and for all, reestablishes law and order, provides a practical solution for the undocumented, revitalizes the American workforce, and restores America’s economy.
The bill then goes on to absurdly claim that handing illegals a green card will somehow “[End] illegal immigration once and for all” and “[Protect] in American Workers and saves American industries“.
How will handing amnesty cards to all the many millions that have broken the law in coming here somehow end illegal immigration and protect American workers and industries?
That’s unclear; apparently we need to take it on faith. A reasonable person would assume that effectively rewarding the millions that broke the law in getting to America would simply encourage more people to brave the border crossing and come over illegally, then ask for their green card. Furthermore, the addition of tens of millions to the legal economy would further depress wages, especially for Americans at the lower end of the income spectrum.
Law and order, border control, and American industry would be best served by shutting down border crossings and kicking out each and every illegal immigrant. Wages would rise for American workers, law breakers would see that crime isn’t rewarded here, and those thinking about crossing the border would see that there’s no upside in doing so.
RINO Rep. Salazar’s bill would do the opposite of that and reward lawbreakers, while further hammering the average American that has to bear the brunt of the illegal immigration costs.
However, the bill is little more than a stunt. For one, House Majority Leader McCarthy has pledged not to consider any bill that would give illegals amnesty. Further, it’s unlikely that any GOP bill would make it through the Pelosi-controlled House.
Still, it’s infuriating and mind boggling that RINOs see now as the time to push their weak bills rather than standing up to Biden and the left on every issue.
This story syndicated with permission from Will – Trending Politics
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