Biden destroyed any good will for amnesty by incentivizing more illegal migration

Former Trump-era official Chad Wolf has called for congressional Republicans to reject a “bipartisan” immigration deal that would grant amnesty to an estimated two million so-called Dreamers.

Introduced earlier this month by Sen. Thom Tillis, a Republican, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, the legislation in question has attracted massive criticism because of the amnesty baked into it.

Indeed, in a monologue earlier this week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed the deal as an “effort to disenfranchise American voters” and warned that passage of the bill would only incentivize more illegal migration.

Wolf agrees. writing for Fox News, he says the deal “being hammered out behind closed doors is a gross misalignment of priorities compared to what the American people want. It is irresponsible and should be soundly rejected.”

The former acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security adds that the deal is also deceptive, in that it purports to “pair large-scale amnesty with funding for more Border Patrol agents, bonuses for the agents, a one-year extension of Title 42, and supposedly quicker processing of asylum claims.”

The problem, he writes, is that none of the added border security measures will make a difference so long as the Biden administration’s policies remain the same.

“Having direct responsibility for managing multiple border crises, I can tell you this approach will not fix the crisis. Instead, this approach is a continuation of the Biden administration’s two-year failure simply to manage the crisis rather than trying to solve it. And the results will be the same,” he explains.

“Throwing money at the problem will not secure the border. It will just convert it into a Congress-funded border crisis. And while the overworked and disrespected Border Patrol agents deserve a raise, Biden administration policies will continue to hamper their ability to execute their law enforcement responsibilities,” he adds.

Like Carlson, Wolf also believes the legislation will incentivize more illegal migration.

“While faster adjudication of asylum claims may sound appealing, in practice, it will have the opposite effect and will result in more economic migrants who are ineligible for asylum being released into the country. Does anyone really believe the Biden administration will ramp up deportations after two years of record-low removals?” he writes.

Concluding his column, Wolf declares that the president has “poisoned the well on amnesty by not securing the border first,” thus making the “bipartisan” deal a non-starter.

“No rational person would advocate for amnesty during a border crisis that has seen an unprecedented number of UACs trafficked across the border with no plan in place to secure the border today, tomorrow, or ever in the future,” he writes.

Democrats disagree. In fact, a coalition of ostensibly centrist Democrats has called for Congress to expedite the passage of the legislation.

The New Democrat Coalition, which purports to be “committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies,” issued the call in a statement published Wednesday.

“Protecting Dreamers has long been a top priority for the New Democrat Coalition. As their fate hangs in the balance, we are committed to working with our colleagues in the House and Senate to pass bipartisan legislation before the end of the year that gives Dreamers the stability and security they’ve been waiting for and that they deserve. The stakes are too high for inaction,” the coalition said.

So what will happen going forward? It depends, but the bad news is that Democrats reportedly have enough Republican votes in the Senate to push the deal through.

“According to Axios, between 10 and 12 Republican senators could join this plan, and that would include names you’re probably familiar with: Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah. And as we said, Thom Tillis of North Carolina. Then several retiring senators — Rob Portman, Roy Blunt, Richard Burr — are also being courted to support the bill,” Carlson explained during his monologue.

If, on the other hand, the GOP can hold out through December, then the bill will stand a much lower chance of making it through Congress once Republicans officially retake the House in January.

For the time being, it appears all Republican voters can do is keep reminding their congressional leaders, particularly Tillis, that amnesty for illegals is not the Christmas gift they’d been eyeing this holiday season …

Vivek Saxena


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