BREAKING: Senate Democrats Cave

The Senate Democrats will vote to re-open the government.

The idea of keeping the government shut down for illegal immigrants proved too much. Senate Democrats are, as I write this, caving in to Senate Republicans. They will work out a deal on DACA after the government reopens.

The irony here is that L'Resistance had its march this weekend in D.C. to protest Trump and Republicans. You'd think the Democrats would have been emboldened to stay shut down. Nope. They looked out the window at their supporters and thought it was time to re-open the government. Haha.

I can't wait to see the Democrat on Democrat political violence.

Comments
Radman414
Radman414
Jules
Jules said: I'm in favor of amnesty, just want it defined and applied properly. "Amnesty" is really just forgiveness of a penalty. I would like the GOP to OWN the word, by granting true amnesty, in the form of forgiving the fine for being here illegally, as part of an immigration plan that (1) legislates a strong penalty for being here illegally, ie: making it a felony with a mandatory jail sentence for first offense, prison for subsequent offenses, (2) establishing a 90 day registration period, after which anyone who has not registered falls under the new law, (3) issuing TEMPORARY visas for those who have registered (a main defect in Bush's plan was that the visas would never expire) (4) issuing long term, 10 or 15 year, work visas to those who registered and passed investigation (no arrests and refusal to appear, no serious crimes, employed) with the caveat that at the end of the visa term the person will either apply for permanent residency or go back to his native country. No extension to other than immediate family. No citizenship ever. If we do this and revisit the real intent of the 14th Amendment, getting rid of anchor babies, we will have a shot at controlling immigration. As for DACA, allow law abiding kids to stay, as long as they are passing high school classes or have graduated and are working, kick out the dropouts and criminals and gang members, and allow citizenship only to those who honorably complete military service. This would be a compassionate policy, acknowledging those who have respected the country other than ignoring its immigration laws, while also being strong.

Well stated, Jules. Sounds like a reasonable plan...which means that Democrat heads will spontaneously combust...because they won't be able to restock their voter base if those who entered illegally or who were brought here illegally could never be able to vote.

Radman414
Radman414

DACA had no business being tied to the CR anyway; and I think the people paying attention figured that out. I am concerned about that 2/8 date. That's only 17 days away; we need a full-blown, long-term budget; and that process, I believe must constitutionally begin in the House. (I hope we're not headed right back to "square 1" next month.

Jules
Jules

I'm in favor of amnesty, just want it defined and applied properly. "Amnesty" is really just forgiveness of a penalty. I would like the GOP to OWN the word, by granting true amnesty, in the form of forgiving the fine for being here illegally, as part of an immigration plan that (1) legislates a strong penalty for being here illegally, ie: making it a felony with a mandatory jail sentence for first offense, prison for subsequent offenses, (2) establishing a 90 day registration period, after which anyone who has not registered falls under the new law, (3) issuing TEMPORARY visas for those who have registered (a main defect in Bush's plan was that the visas would never expire) (4) issuing long term, 10 or 15 year, work visas to those who registered and passed investigation (no arrests and refusal to appear, no serious crimes, employed) with the caveat that at the end of the visa term the person will either apply for permanent residency or go back to his native country. No extension to other than immediate family. No citizenship ever. If we do this and revisit the real intent of the 14th Amendment, getting rid of anchor babies, we will have a shot at controlling immigration. As for DACA, allow law abiding kids to stay, as long as they are passing high school classes or have graduated and are working, kick out the dropouts and criminals and gang members, and allow citizenship only to those who honorably complete military service. This would be a compassionate policy, acknowledging those who have respected the country other than ignoring its immigration laws, while also being strong.