Jeff Flake is spearheading an amnesty bill as his last hurrah. Think about how ridiculous that is. This would be the same Sen. Jeff Flake who cited his immigration views as one reason he doesn’t have a home in the GOP anymore. So of course, let’s put a guy who readily admits he doesn’t represent the GOP on immigration in charge of negotiating a “Dreamer Bill,” being crafted as a response to President Trump’s rescinding of Obama’s (illegal) DACA order.
The proposed E-Verify provision is the only way to actually begin to stop illegal immigration. It stops employers from hiring illegals and discourages illegal immigrants from crossing the border in the first place because they know they won’t be able to work without proper permission. It’s a fair, common sense solution everyone should support. Yet, Repubs didn’t even try to keep it in the bill. No fight, no argument, no give and take. They just punted on it immediately. This is basically like walking into a car dealership, telling the salesman you’ll pay full MSRP, but you want him to throw in a few air fresheners.
H/T Konan the Bar Barron