Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee strongly oppose immigration reform measures on the committee’s part of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget resolution package because they say the bill grants amnesty to nearly 8 million illegal immigrants and more people to the southern border. but encourages flooding.
“June was the wettest month on record until there were 212,000 enforcement encounters; I’m guessing August will be high yet. So, what are the Democrats focused on in this legislation? Granting amnesty for nearly 8 million illegal immigrants — in a bill that costs $3.5 trillion,” Jordan said in his opening statement for a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday.
Jordan said he opposes the immigration reform bill introduced by Democrats in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal because it fails to protect American citizens and comply with our founding documents. “The primary responsibility of government is to protect the liberties of Americans, protect the Constitution, the Bill of Rights. So we have separate and equal branches of government,” Jordan said.
House members who represent communities on the southern border say the increase in illegal immigration is a humanitarian issue and that their communities are flooding with illegal drugs.
“As I have said consistently, there is a humanitarian crisis on our southern border. The children who have made this journey are lonely and vulnerable – facing threats of murder, kidnapping, rape, sexual slavery and forced labor at the hands of violent criminal organizations,” said Congressman Henry Kueller (D-Texas).
Congressman Chip Roy (R-Texas) told a local radio interviewer that illegal drugs were flooding his district. Roy said that “fentanyl stops have increased by 800 percent, here in Texas — an increase of 800 percent in the first five months of 2021 overall over the past four years.”
Meanwhile, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D.N.Y.) said immigration provisions (PDF) will grow the economy and strengthen communities.
“It does this in two major ways, by providing a pathway to permanent residency and by improving the green card process for those who are already making significant contributions to our country; and by providing additional resources for the Community Violence Intervention Initiative at the Justice Department,” Nadler said during Monday’s hearing.
Nadler said of the immigration reforms portion of the bill, “The immigration provisions in this law serve as a significant investment in the human infrastructure that reinforces our commitment to a strong American economy and a vibrant future for all Americans.” it shows.”
The body of the bill the Judiciary Committee is debating today will provide a pathway to citizenship for DREAMERS, those with temporary protected status, agricultural workers and “other essential workers”; And it will recapture the availability of immigrant visas and expand green card processing.
Opponents of this immigration measure say it will reward illegal immigration and increase the number of people crossing the southern border. In addition, Republicans on the committee rejected the bill to give Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Meyerkas additional “congressional authority” to determine eligibility for illegal immigrants arriving in the United States.
“The bill is a blank cheque. He can do whatever he wants. He has to fill all the details which are not in this bill. Even the DREAM Act, at 54 pages; Agricultural Workforce Modernization Act, page 231; and the US Citizenship Act, 353 p. with this bill [Immigration Provisions] It’s only 18 pages because it basically says to the Secretary of Homeland, ‘You can enter anyone without any limits,’ Biggs said.
“The Secretary of Homeland Security shall adjust the status of a foreigner legally admitted to permanent residence…” the bill states. In addition, the Secretary has the authority to determine the status of illegal immigrants who object to their removal proceedings.
The chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), said that it (the budget proposal), “could not be more appropriate, or not appropriate, that we are considering today, with legislative changes to our immigration system.” Realize those economic benefits through budget solutions.”
The reconciliation process would allow a Democrat majority to pass a bill costing $3.5 trillion without any Republican votes, as long as a majority of House Democrats vote in favor and all 50 Democrat senators do the same.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times