Skip to comments.Dems left Dreamers out to dry, say activists
Posted on 02/09/2018 3:11:18 PM PST by 11th_VA
Immigration activists are furious that 73 House Democrats, including seven members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, voted for a bipartisan spending bill that doesn't include a DACA fix.
The early-morning House vote ended a brief government shutdown precipitated by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and in the process passed a two-year spending proposal that included a bevy of Democratic priorities, but not immigration.
Last night immigrant young people and people of conscience fighting for justice were betrayed by both parties, said Greisa Martínez Rosas, a DACA recipient and advocacy director for United We Dream, an immigrant youth activism network.
Senate Democrats took some cover on the immigration front in the form of a promise from Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is expected to bring to the floor a shell bill Monday for the Senate to generate an immigration bill through the amendment process.
Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) reaped scant praise from immigration advocates for extracting that promise, as he, along with McConnell, was the principal architect of the two-year deal.
But the 73 Democrats and Democratic leadership took the brunt of activists rage, both for voting to re-open government and for not getting Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) to make a promise akin to McConnell's.
We are angry, we are appalled and we are disgusted by Democrats and Republicans alike who so willingly threw immigrant youth under the bus, said Kica Matos, director of immigrant rights and racial justice at the Center for Community Change.
Let's call some of them out: They include the 73 House Democrats who betrayed immigrant youth, they include Paul Ryan and they include Chuck Schumer, she added.
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Probably it would be good for them to just throw in the towel, give up on the Democrats and come back to Mexico. Mexico awaits ALL of them, their grand parents, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins...the entire Mexican family loves them... Believe me.
DACA was an illegal executive order by an illegal executive.
I think we should give work permits to those DACA,s that want to build the wall ...
To hell with the idea illegal aliens should be called dreamers.
Our citizens are the ones we address, and they are the real (not counterfeit) dreamers.
The Democrats abandoned them, because they don’t have a leg to stand on.
They are morally bankrupt and they don’t need to drive that home any more than they already have.
Illegal aliens, repatriate. Get out of our seat, pretenders.
Like all libs they are threatening to leave the country to show us, but they won’t.
Seven more years of PDJT and there just might not BE any Democrats left - other than the rabid Socialists which we can see from a mile away, LOL!
Man, they are in rough shape! They have NO ONE on their bench other than re-treads or those going to PRISON via Uranium One or 0bamagate! Or, Oprah/Weinstein 2020? LOL!
Their leadership SUCKS! It sucked when they WERE in power and it sucks even more when they’re all flailing about without any power. PDJT is thwarting them at every turn.
“DACA was an illegal executive order by an illegal executive.”
Other than the FACT that PDJT is using DACA to his advantage, is there some reason he hasn’t just nullified that illegal EO with his own, reversing it?
Too much mileage to gain out of it? Probably!
They shouild go back home then, by the way a force of 10-Million plus Mexican Citizens returning can be a power political force for change in their country, if they weren’t all cowards.
Good analysis, I agree.
if he had just ended it flat out from the gate we wouldn’t have this wonderful spectacle of the left fighting amongst themselves.
I think there are a few more moves here.
I know, and get the folks who just say ‘SEND THEM ALL BACK NOW, THEY ARE *ALL* ILLEGAL*”,
but- there may be some advantage to a more flexible approach; keep the smart and patriotic ones (there are probably some) and offer a path to citizenship that involves serving the country somehow. Or just keeping the ball in play and foment internal strife between the intransigent absolutists and the realpolitik pols. all the while letting the Democrats paint themselves as favoring aliens over Americans.
Up the Rio Grande without a paddle.
>>Other than the FACT that PDJT is using DACA to his advantage, is there some reason he hasnt just nullified that illegal EO with his own, reversing it?<<
He did, but with an 18-month delay to give those affected and Congress time to do something (hate to quote cfnn but it was a handy link):
A liberal judge has “overturned” Trump’s end-DACA order but I am pretty sure that is headed to SCOTUS which will uphold President Trump’s original lawful order.
US Congress is supposed to represent US citizens, not fraudulently documented foreigners.
They are threatening to leave the country if they don’t get what they want by March 5. Problem solved!
So 73 Democrats were so impressed by Pelosi’s eight-hour speech the other day ... they voted AGAINST her on this? LMAO.
That’s no surprise. The Democrats’ real concern was about getting more funding for civilian government jobs. Promises and hope are enough for them to keep the support of their foreign culture constituents.
...Like all libs they are threatening to leave the country to show us, but they wont....
These 23 Lying lunatic liberal “Celebrities” Said They Would Leave The Country If Trump Wins
1. Jon Stewart
2. Chelsea Handler
3. Neve Campbell
4. Barry Diller
5. Lena Dunham
6. Keegan-Michael Key
7. Chloë Sevign
8. Al Sharpton
9. Natasha Lyonne
10. Eddie Griffin
11. Spike Lee
12. Amber Rose
13. Samuel L. Jackson
15. George Lopez
16. Barbra Streisand
18. Whoopi Goldberg
19. Omari Hardwick
20. Miley Cyrus
21. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
22. Amy Schumer
23. Alec Baldwin
If only they would stop lying and keep their word.
Doesn't that title just scream out what the problem is?
Trump's having far too much fun with it. He is forcing them Dems to show the American public that they care about illegals more than keeping the government running for Americans. Trump's going to play with them with this for a while.
I don't care WHAT the Left says, blacks and Mexicans do NOT like each other, particularly in the "inner cities".
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