Skip to comments.Dems block GOP bills to verify status, block tax credits to illegal immigrants
Posted on 06/26/2014 2:54:56 PM PDT by PoloSec
Senate Democrats blocked Republicans on Thursday from passing two bills that would require companies to verify the legal status of people before they hire them, and stop the government from handing out child tax credits to illegal immigrants.
Sessions tried to get approval for the two bills after saying illegal immigration is swamping the U.S., which is leading to reduce wages for Americans and higher costs as these immigrants start improperly receiving federal tax benefits.
He first tried to pass the Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act, sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa.) That bill would require companies to verify whether possible employees are legally able to work in the country.
But Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) argued that this e-verify provision was in the Senates broad immigration bill that passed a year ago, and said Democrats arent looking to negotiate passage of sections of that bill.
We are not going to take that bill apart piece by piece, as the senator from Alabama suggests, Durbin said. I object.
Sessions said if the e-verify program can be accepted by Democrats in the larger bill, they should be able to approve it quickly this week.
[I]f its so good, why dont we bring it up and pass it now? Sessions asked. Why do we have to pass along with it a bill that will double the number of guest workers in the country, and would increase immigration?
Sessions then tried to pass the Child Tax Credit Integrity Preservation Act, which would change the law to ensure illegal immigrants cannot receive child tax credit benefits. But Durbin objected again, and seemed to indicate he believes these benefits should flow to non-citizens.
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Jeff Sessions for President
We are a Banana Republic!!!!
just raise your hand if you want tax refund ,anyone anywhere
Why does the law apply to me?
Oh right: because I’m white.
I guess this makes LIARS out of those who say Republicans will never vote for stricter hiring practices
“Why does the law apply to me? Oh right: because Im white.”
Americans were sold on the idea that illegals would fund the retirements of older Americans; the truth is that Americans are subsidizing the breeding, housing, schooling, and feeding of their replacements. Obama DID lie about ObamaCare (it does cover illegals), and ObamaCare is funded in part by cuts to MediCare. The money required to provide for older Americans is being squandered on illegals, and the older Americans will get death panels instead.
These aren’t even theories; it is happening in plain sight. What is happening along the border now has been happening here in NJ for decades.
Not having term limits for Congress is a direct cause of the destruction of this country.
“... want to let in millions of low-wage workers.”
Of course. The quickest way to changing the voting demographic with hoards of dependent, very low information, law-breaking, non-patriot humanoids.
Right on plan. And the Congress does nothing to stop the destruction of the American Republic.
The Democrats/Progressives want the Illegal Aliens votes and will do anything to buy them.
I thought verification was part of the last “Teddy Kennedy Comprehensive Immigration Reform” bill in the 1980’s??
Oh, is that the one we do not enforce so we can pass another one we won’t enforce either? Ahhhh, I got it now.
Yep: we’re gonna prop up the Marxist ideas of Obamacare, welfare and social security.
And if we have to spend the money of countless generations to come so be it. :)
John Edwards was right on one account - there certainly are two Americas. I have never seem such division on the extreme left and right in my entire life. One of these days................
“And if we have to spend the money of countless generations to come so be it.”
The costs can’t fall on the next generation if it isn’t being born; the illegals are here to BE the next generation. If Americans would breed the illegals wouldn’t even be tolerated.
These people are being let in to keep the schools open and housing vacancies down; they are the consumers that Americans won’t produce naturally. In a global economy, a country of 300+ million means nothing compared to two Asian giants of over 1 billion each.
Asia originally got our manufacturing jobs because they were cheaper; now they’ll keep them because more than half the population of the world (the consumers) LIVE THERE.