When Pres. Trump offered to protect Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, Democrats balked and walked away. Now they are passing legislation that will not get past the Senate and even if it did, the White House said to expect a veto of the bill.
Democrats didn’t want to give Pres. Trump money for the wall which is why they turned away from the bill, and Sen. Chuck Schumer looked as if he was caving into Trump’s demands so when the Dem base started shouting at him to resist, he walked.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 4, 2019
With chants of “Yes we can” raining from the rafters, House Democrats on Tuesday powered through legislation to cancel deportations and grant future citizenship rights to millions of people, in a vote that nodded more toward 2020 politics than to substantive policymaking.
The 237-187 vote was momentous, marking the first major legalization to pass the House in nearly a decade, and underscoring the ground Democrats feel they have gained on an issue both sides expect to be at the center of the presidential election.
With President Trump calling for action to solve crisis at the border, Democrats countered by casting their eye inward at the 11 million illegal immigrants who already made it across America’s boundaries and have found places in the shadows.
Democrats on Tuesday singled out more than two million of them for legalization, in what party leaders said was the first step toward a more comprehensive solution.
“We have the opportunity to be a part of history, to be on the right side of history,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told colleagues as she rallied support. [Washington Times]
The Senate should take this bill, add some nine-inch nails, fill a seat cushion and send it back to Pelosi with instructions on where Democrats can sit on it. Oh, wait! The Senate is controlled by Republicans.
They can just send a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates instead.
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) June 4, 2019
#Dreamers should be allowed to permanently & legally call this country what it is: their home.
Today I’m voting for #HR6, which secures a pathway to citizenship for patriotic Dreamers & permanent residence for TPS recipients across the country. Let’s #ProtectTheDream! pic.twitter.com/62KWBtR85G
— Rep. Lois Frankel (@RepLoisFrankel) June 4, 2019
Today, my colleagues and I will vote on the Dream and Promise Act, a bill that will provide a pathway to permanent legal status for our DREAMers, TPS, and DED holders who contribute to and strengthen our country every day. #ProtectTheDream pic.twitter.com/2Gi0GjJlmn
— Congressman TJ Cox (@RepTjCox) June 4, 2019
For years, I've supported a pathway to citizenship for #Dreamers, and I'm proud to support legislation today that will make it a reality.
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) June 4, 2019
— Rep. Jimmy Gomez (@RepJimmyGomez) June 4, 2019
Since 2016, #Dreamers and those eligible for Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure have been forced to live in fear of deportation. Today, I am voting to pass the #DreamAndPromise Act so that we can finally provide a path forward. #ProtectTheDream pic.twitter.com/bwFCYNUarH
— Rep. Wasserman Schultz (@RepDWStweets) June 4, 2019
Elections have consequences! This will never fly in the Senate, and hopefully, the American people will not support Democrats in 2020 precisely because of this insanity!
Let this be fair warning to all Americans! This is the kind of nonsensical law that Democrats will pass after they win an election! A vote for ANY Democrat, whether it be in a local, state or federal election, is a vote against America!
America cannot survive a Democrat victory in 2020!
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