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No to Lame-Duck Amnesty

AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Abbott


Just weeks before relinquishing control of the House of Representatives, congressional Democrats are agitating for a last-ditch mass amnesty push in the lame duck session to allow millions of illegal aliens to legally remain in the country. As the border crisis continues to worsen and with the Biden administration making clear that it has no intention of enforcing immigration laws already on the books, conservative groups are mobilizing to ensure that congressional Republicans do everything within their power to stop such legislation from passing.

According to a report from Fox News late last week, a new group of fifteen conservative organizations and twelve former Trump administration officials have raised the alarm that Democrats are planning to ram through an illegal immigration amnesty bill potentially days before they lose power in January. The coalition urges Republican lawmakers to take all actions necessary to stop these efforts” and “show the American people that you stand with them by rejecting special interest legislation and instead take immediate steps to reverse this crisis and restore law and order to our immigration system.”

The letter explicitly cites national exit polling that shows 62% of the electorate believes Congress should secure the border and hold those who entered illegally accountable for violating the law. The letter further notes that only 8.8% of Americans believe amnesty should be a top concern for Congress.

Democrats have spent years pushing for amnesty for all illegal aliens. The legislation they are now pushing would focus primarily on the so-called “Dreamers,” referring to those covered under a 2012 policy imposed by President Barack Obama which created deportation protection for the children of illegal immigrants who were born in America. Initially, this policy covered just 600,000 illegal immigrants. According to one report, the program now reaches 3.3 million illegal immigrants who will likely be granted amnesty under the proposed legislation – more evidence that such mass amnesty programs only encourage more illegal immigration.

Left-wing immigration groups are warning Democrats that the program will likely be eliminated if they don’t pass the legislation before January due to pending court cases. Several versions of the bill have already passed the House, but will die once the new congress takes over. Therefore, Democrats must get the bill through the Senate before the new Congress takes over in January.

Although the dangers of passing such a bill likely seem clear to most conservatives, some Republicans have previously waffled on their opposition to mass amnesty. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has been a consistent co-sponsor and a strong advocate for Dreamer amnesty, working with far-left Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) on related legislation. Retiring Republican Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina is also reportedly working on a deal with Democrat Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona outlining a “path to citizenship” for 2 million illegal immigrants.  

But while some congressional Republicans seem to be under the impression that granting citizenship to childhood arrivals will placate the left, Democrats have made clear that the “Dreamers” bill is only the first step in full mass amnesty for every illegal alien in the country. During a recent press conference, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stated that Democrats’ “ultimate goal is to help the Dreamers but get a path to citizenship for all 11 million or however many undocumented there are here.”

Should some Senate Republicans vote with Democrats to pass an amnesty bill, it would also be a huge slap in the face to voters who just voted for new leadership in large part to fix the border crisis, not make it worse. Polling from earlier this fall shows that a majority of voters characterize the situation at the border as an “invasion,” and large majorities of voters in key swing states this fall said they disapproved of Biden’s handling of the border. It is therefore baffling that any Republican would now consider rewarding that failure by voting with Democrats to incentivize more illegal immigration when voters rejected those same policies just a few weeks ago.

After two disappointing congressional cycles in 2018 and 2020, Republicans finally began to right the ship in 2022. But ending this Congress with a mass amnesty package could undermine public support for Republicans before the new GOP House majority even takes power in January, placing the party and the country at a significant disadvantage when it comes to addressing the border crisis and finally putting a stop to Democrats’ repeated failures.

Andrew Abbott is the pen name of a writer and public affairs consultant with over a decade of experience in DC at the intersection of politics and culture.   

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3 months ago

Anyone miss the Trump policies yet? I didn’t say Donald Trump. This poor guy had to blow his own horn because the world wasn’t big, loud or fast enough to satisfy him. But, were we respected around the world? Did other countries have to pay their fair share? Did America’s taxes pay for the worlds economic losses? Were there more Americans of color better off? Were we in line to secure our borders and allow less drugs, dealers, smugglers, human traffic, and convicted criminals released from jails in other countries to just waltz in? Were we selling fuel instead of buying it? Were we energy independent? Was killing babies up for discussion instead of just rammed through state congresses? Were Christian’s first amendment rights protected as much as the radical, woke left? Did our leaders take our constitution seriously or just when it fit their agenda? Maybe we should at least take a look at the second amendment that allows us to bear arms to protect ourselves from a radical, out of control government.

3 months ago

Bidum, Harris, Durbin, Lindsey and others should all be charged with malfeasance and misfeasance and replaced. Democraps keep pushing amnesty because it is another piece of election fraud that would give them total control of our Government.

Michael Lewis
3 months ago

Joe Biden’s continuing administration is a clear and present danger to the security of these United States. It is the job of the executive to enforce the laws passed by Congress. It is not an option at his discretion to enforce some and ignore others. He is not enforcing existing immigration law and should be impeached!

3 months ago

This is a policy like the one the John Birch Society pushes… Constitutional nullification. If it is a law you do not like just ignore it; do not uphold it. Then when it becomes a joke forgive everybody that just decided they too were not culpable. It’s like the laws on the books for stealing… but now some cities and states are okay with it if it is under $900. Everybody worries so much about the environment… I wonder when was the last time a cop ever wrote a ticket for littering?
We used to be a nation of Law and Order… with equal justice.
The numbers of Illegals have been growing for decades. Do they all get a free pass and then we just continue on? If you cannot enforce the laws now and hold people accountable why would you after amnesty? Why if I am waiting in line to come legally would I ever continue to go through the process? You are a fool if you agree to anything less than defending a core pillar of our Republic – the rule of Law.
– Secure the Border and our sovereignty
– Hold those who have violated our laws accountable
– Then and only then should there be discussions on changes; maybe we need an easier process; maybe we need to increase the number allowed to come here legally (we allow over 1 Million now); but we also need to enforce whatever is decided

3 months ago

I believe the reason the democrats want to keep the border open is they are all making money from drugs and Saleing people for labor. Biden Harris and pelosi should be hung by the neck until dead.The government in this country is to big they should go back to part time and see how the people in this great country live.

Deb C
3 months ago

Hi, I live in Texas. It is much more humane to close the border. I am just as distraught over Texas politics as I am federal. I am ashamed that nearly all elected officials serve the government and themselves, rather than the people. I could write a ramble for a 100 pages.

Randall L. Beatty
3 months ago

Can we trust what is going on in the White House not at all the Dems have turned this country upside down a president who does nothing to make this country better Dems who just do nothing but 24/7 go after President Trump that is there goal in life but as this country goes down in flames they do nothing our country over run with drugs and millions of non citizens from all over the world they let them come in and then open up the US to them they care nothing about this country and voters next the Dems will raise taxes to cover expense of all there free give a ways.

Election Fraud
3 months ago

Just goes to show that the democrats policies are out of touch with any clear thinking person. How did they win many elections-CHEATING!!! There’s no other way to see it. Defund the police, 4 and 5 year olds can have transgender surgery w/o parental notification, abortion even up to the day of birth, America is racist, climate hoax, jab hoax, pedophelia, gun confiscation, etc. Anything decent and moral is shunned. Everything wicked and perverse is applauded. There is no way that even 25% of Americans go along with this downright wickedness!!!

JR Fox
3 months ago

The Dems are selling out our country, facilitating criminals, watering down our national will with a flood of illegals, and destroying children’s minds and bodies with sex change operations. All for power and greed.

JR Fox
3 months ago

Why does everyone keep using the 11,000,000 number for illegals? They began using that number a decade ago! Five million have entered in the last two years! Three different studies done about 3 years ago estimated 20,000,000 or more and then add the recent 4-5 million under Biden and 20-25 million would be more exact. People still believe their lies?

3 months ago
Reply to  JR Fox

The 11,000,000 number was what was used during the Bill Clinton era presidency. The MSM and the Democrats have simply repeated that number endlessly for the past 30 years. They are counting on the American public being too ignorant to realize that the number is that old and completely inaccurate today.

The federal government does keep a fairly accurate estimate of the number of illegals currently residing in this country. The data comes from a combination of the Border Patrol, Homeland Security and Coast Guard capture and got away figures. They publish revised data, that is available to the public, at the end of each year. Last year the total was approximately 45,000,000. At the rate Biden is allowing the massive inflows of illegals each year into the country, we should have over 50,000,000 by the end of 2024. That would be greater than the entire state population of California being added to the voter rolls as registered Democrats.

Think about what kind of effect even half that number would have on elections all through the country, if all these illegals were granted amnesty and citizenship. That is why the Democrats keep trying to get “comprehensive immigration reform” (translation amnesty and citizenship so they can vote Democrat) passed.

Bill on the Hill
3 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Sadly Paul, the current GOP in Congress is considering amnesty on all the illegal’s that are here now, Ronna McDaniel’s, leader of the RNC, fully supports early MAIL IN ballots, she’s telling the GOP to STOP criticizing early voting. McDaniel’s needs to STEP DOWN immediately…
Make no mistake, the Establishment Republicans, i.e. McCarthy, McConnell & the rest of their ilk, literally sabotaged Walker from winning the Georgia Senate runoff, why is this? Because Donald J. Trump endorsed him, those are the facts…
As I write this, The Republican Party is destroying themselves & I say good riddance! As I write this Trump owns the Patriotic, MAGA, America First Republican Party. Trump has more money in his War Chest than the entire RNC has collectively, that in of itself speaks volumes, 76 million plus patriotic Americans want Trump back in office, I’m one of them…2024 can’t get here soon enough!
All the best,
Bill… :~)

3 months ago

Concur with you, Bill. Have a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and stay safe.

3 months ago

It’s one of Saul Alinsky’s steps to turning a Republic into a socialist state.

3 months ago

DACA should have been settled during Obama & Trump years & Congress needs to quit kicking the can down the road. Our Govt. should know the history & track record of the Million dreamers when Trump took office, and are they working here or what & if they were born in USA, then we should make them a legal citizen of USA. If they are a Bad Apple, send them back to where they came from.

JR Fox
3 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Their parents should have been deported and taken their children with them. We can’t support the world. Several billion dollars each year is spent on supporting illegals. Many are gang members and pedophiles. Go to the website “NC FIRE”, each month NC lists all illegals that were arrested for pedophilia and 90-100% are Hispanics and NC is only one state! It is a fact that 75% of illegals go on welfare and stay on welfare. DACA should never have been put in place since it’s unconstitutional and Obama said this a few times before he did it anyway.

3 months ago
Reply to  JR Fox

I disagree & say that a child born in US should be a citizen. And if the parents are working & making a living to raise a family, then USA should grant them Citizenship.

3 months ago

One of The reasons we are short workers is that we have been aborting so many. And the next reason is we pay people not to work. Stop abortion and stop paying people who don’t work unless they are disabled. May God bring a revival to our country—which only He can do.

JR Fox
3 months ago
Reply to  Paulletta

And illegals take many jobs.

3 months ago

The democrats a.k.a. Marxists, are trying to do as much damage as they possibly can during this lame duck, and there is Mitch McConnell, and a few more Republican’s more than eager to help them. They qualify in the category with the Dominion machines. Dominion and RINOs both destructive.

3 months ago

The Lord will win in the end…things are going to get worse…but Jesus knows what’s going on…I’m retired…and having a really hard go with the bills. I also live in Texas…I see it everywhere…we have tried…but some people don’t even know what’s happening…

3 months ago
Reply to  Rbailey

Agree, the Lord will win in the end…..tho makes you wonder why mankind is being tested at this time …a battle between God & Satan is on & the Lord will win.

3 months ago

We. Need to stop the dems any way we can

3 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Why not get both parties to promote & compromise on a program that is the best way to keep USA as Republic that has been great for over 200-years. A divided house cannot stand.

3 months ago

No amnesty for a single one of these criminals. Flat out. NONE. They are invaders, and should be dealt with as such.

Tim Toroian
3 months ago

This kind of lame-duck crap causes me to consider the 2nd paragraph of the Declaration of Independence and its reference to the long train of usurpations and abuses and possible remedies. If you haven’t read it recently you should.

3 months ago

Just the idea of Amnesty for 2-3 Million Illegal Immigrates is Outrageous!!! The only reason they want to do such a thing is For Their Votes!!! They Do Not Care Anything About The Cost to We The Tax Payers nor Our National and Personal Security!!!! The Further likely hood is they Do Not Know How to Deport All These Illegal Immigrants!!!! They Do Not Have The Courage nor Fortitude to Deport All of Them!!!
Wake Up America, We Are In Very, Very Serious, Grave and Dire Danger “From Within” by the Washington, DCeivers and China!!!!

3 months ago
Reply to  davidme

A lot of these ppl may not ever vote anyway for these nasty Marxists Dems. Most, probably could careless. Wait till they see what they’re in store for. They all can’t be helped. Not everything will be free. The money will run out. They’ll find out soon enough that they’re in the same boat as what they left from eventually. Then what? I’ve never seen evil ppl, meaning our leaders, this evil before in life my life!

legally present
3 months ago
Reply to  davidme

Not only that, but after the illegals get their amnesty like in 1986 when we were told it was only 1.1 to l.3 MILLIN, it was over 3 million, and that they would fix the border, they NEVER did that. Then when they get their amnesty they complain (or lobby) take you pick to congress that they miss their brothers, sisters, mother, father, aunts, uncles, and Gramma and Gramma, that is one of the reasons that the Hispanic population both legal and illegal is 20% of our population when we were also promised it wouldn’t be mainly one demographic.

David Millikan
3 months ago

NO DACA and NO Bills pass until New Congress.

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