President Trump Stops Amnesty Bill In Congress
By 1600 Staff
President Trump halted the momentum on H.R. 6136, the Goodlatte-Ryan-Denham Amnesty bill last week by a vote of 121-to-301.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The political risks these Republicans face was evident in those who took high profile roles in this latest unsuccessful attempt to overhaul U.S. immigration law and provide a path to legalization to the “Dreamers.” Unlike other illegal immigrants, this group knows no other nation than this one, having been raised and schooled here, and enjoys the sympathy of a broad swath of the American public. Joining Denham and Curbelo were Republican Reps. David Valadeo of California, Will Hurd of Texas, Erik Paulsen of Minnesota, Mike Coffman of Colorado, and John Katko of New York, among others. Clinton topped Trump in all seven their ethnically diverse districts. Among this group, only Valadeo appears safe in November, but he was no less upset at coming away empty-handed.
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“Two bills were given a vote, the second more generous to the 2 million individuals eligible for the DACA program, since discontinued by the Trump administration (it offered a path to citizenship, the more conservative bill only bestowed legal status.) But both failed, in part because Trump’s on-again-off-again endorsement of each wasn’t enough to convince wavering House Republicans to risk a vote on immigration reform this close to what could be a difficult midterm election.
Republican strategists concede that congressional Republicans are right to worry. Trump won the 2016 GOP presidential primary in part because he was the biggest border hawk among his competitors, and that’s because grassroots Republicans are suspicious of comprehensive immigration bills, especially those that offer any kind of “amnesty.” “The voters demand security first, but every attempt in Congress dating back to the [President George W.] Bush proposals holds security hostage to reform,” a Republican insider said. “The only way to get to reform is one step at a time, and the first step is security. We keep failing because we keep trying to jump the entire stairwell. It’s like we have amnesia every time and can’t remember why the last one failed.”
President Trump warned Republicans that he would not support the more “moderate” proposal a few weeks ago, alluding to its amnesty provision. The president voiced support for the tougher Goodlatte bill with E-Verify to prevent employers from hiring illegal aliens, and would have given DACA recipients legal status, but not citizenship. It is noteworthy that this is among the lowest vote totals for an amnesty bill in years, meaning that the president’s position is prevailing among House Republicans.
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Build the wall first then talk about immigration reform. Security of our sovereign country trumps (no pun intended) any relax of current immigration laws.
I’m with you 100%, the last three administrations did nothing, and all of a sudden it’s Hell and high water.
Why hello need bunch class d people to support
Well said, BUILD the WALL!!!
Trump made a generous outreach on illegals with his initial offer. It would have provided 1.8 million with amnesty and a path to citizenship. That is as good as it will ever get so no matter how hard you try, his supporters will back him 100%. No amnesty whatsoever.
I think the offer was way too generous. No path to citizenship ever for any illegal alien.
Yep. Exactly what they needed considering they cut in line ahead of others waiting legally.
A BULLET IS WHAT THE SATANIC LIB TURDS NEED….PLAIN AND SIMPLE
californiasailor. Agreed! That’s probably the only thing these Treasonous, libtard traitors could
possibly understand!!!….Then they will know for eternity, when they meet their master, that indeed “satan has no brothers”
IF ONLY WE COULD! WE WILL WIN, JUST WAIT AND SEE!!!
Deport all illegals including dreamers Why do we the legal citizens have to obey the laws but not the illegals ? Our children and grand children will suffer because of the illegal flood coming in because of the liberal polititians Democrats and rinos like mcstain and flake are harming the USA
We should not be considering any form of amnesty Period! When are we going to start mass deportation and put tanks on the border? Also put a permanent end to birth right citizenship. Why isn’t that on the top of the list to stop people coming to the US to have their babies. I’m sick of my tax dollars being used to give benefits to people that have zero right to them.
NO AMNESTY AND WE WANT OUR WALL BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE !! THE LEFT IS CRAZY IF THEY THINK THEIR GOING TO WIN ANYTHING WITH THEIR OPEN BORDER AMNESTY GET RID OF ICE TALKING POINTS !! WE WILL VOTE IN MORE REPUBLICANS AND WATCH THE FOOLS LOOSE IT AGAIN IN NOVEMBER !! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !! MAGA
I have said many times in the past that a mass amnesty does not even reduce the number of illegals that invade America to get their own amnesty and to try to get a lot of free things from those that are harboring the illegals that are coming here illegally and then just giving them a lot of free things to let them want to stay here by giving them a lot of free to make them want to vote and vote their way to keep those in power to keep things going their way.
No more Anchor Babies, chain migration, and low wage visas.
No amnesty now or ever. If we give amnesty to the illegal Mexicans, etc. then why not to the murderers, rapists and drug dealers, bank robbers, burglars, etc. They are only breaking the law to make a better life for themselves.
Considering they all vote on Bills without even reading them, why not write a Bill that (at first) sounds GREAT and has tons of things that Libass Demofarts would just drool to have as Laws, written into the first part of the Bill, but… tucked away in the later part of the Bill is a portion that will guarantee the disbanding of the Democratic Party and end their right to have any say in the making or blocking of and future Bill(s) or Law(s).
It’d be interesting to see how many of them are dumb enough to vote for it without reading it…Just an idea from Uncle Grit
Quite a sneaky, underhanded plan, you would almost swear it was a liberal one. The reason we don’t do that is it is one of the ploys we detest most about Democrats! Our job is to get rid of the swamp, not become part of it!
Well said, we do NOT wish to become part of the “SWAMP”. Let’s get them fair and square. Constitutional-est, Libertarian, who will call laws as they were written. #2, Build the wall, #3, take action to point out that the children are being treated just like children of USA citizens, when our citizen violates the law. The child (s) is placed in custody with Child Protective Custody or with a responsible relative. They are separated from family. I discussed this with two local law-enforcement persons this last Sunday. They confirmed this was standard practice for US citizens. Why is that fact being ignored?
PRO COMMUNISTY BILL.
COMMUNISTS TEACHING ISLAM IN PUBLIC SCHOOL.
IF YOU DO IT FOR ONE YOU MUST DO IT FOR ALL. LET US START WITH STUDENT BAPTISM WITH HOLY WATER. YOU KNOW ONCE THE MAGIC WORDS ARE SAID YOU ARE IN.. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE PROMOTING ISLAM DON’T CARE ABOUT ISLAM. THEY ARE MIS- USING ISLAM TO DESTROY AMERICAN HERITAGE. COMMUNISM HAS NO RELIGION THAT IS WHO WE ARE FIGHTING.THE ACLU WAS FOUNDED BY A COMMUNIST. THEY USE THE CONSTITUTION TO DESTROY THE CONSTITUTION. JUST ASK OBAMA BIN LENIN.
IF A FEW TEACHERS WERE NRA QUALIFIED THEY AND THEIR STUDENTS MIGHT BE ALIVE. THOSE WHO TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY INTEND TO KILL YOU. JOIN THE NRA AND LEARN HOW TO BE SAFE.
THE KKKK SUES THE NFL.
THEY ARE GOING TO GIVE THE KKKK KAPPERNICK KOMMUNIST KNEE KAPPERS A PILE OF YOUR SPENT MONEY TO GET HIM OFF THEIR BACK. WHAT A GREAT COMMUNIST STUNT. CREATE THE PROBLEM. GET KICKED OUT AND SUE. LAWYERS DONT FIGHT THEY SPLIT THE BOOTY.
Subject: TRUMP AND THE PEOPLE VS THE SWAMP.
IT IS TRUMP AND THE PEOPLE VS THE SWAMP.A MOMENT OF SILENCE IS A PRAYER MUZZLE. HOW ABOUT A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOLLOWED BY A MOMENT OF PRAYER.ONLY TWO MOMENTS.
THOSE WHO USE THE TERM LEFT HAVE NO IDEA WHO WE ARE FIGHTING SAME WITH THE TERM LIBERAL AND PROGRESSIVE. THEY ARE 4 STAGE COMMUNISTS. ORGANIZE, POLITICIZE, SOCIALISM (PEACEFUL REVOLUTION) AND FINALLY STAGE 4 VIOLENT COMMUNISM. THEY WILL COME OUT OF COMMUNIST INFECTED SCHOOLS AND THE DEMOCRAT COMMUNIST PARTY.THEY HAVE THEIR OWN DEATH CAMPS CALLED CLINICS. EVERY DAY THEY BEHEAD 4700 AMERICAN BABIES. IN THE 20 DAYS IT TAKES FOR CHILDREN TO REJOIN THEIR MOTHERS ON THE BORDER. THEY WILL HAVE DISMEMBERED 94,000 AMERICAN BABIES AND ADOPT NONE. YOU ONLY HAVE TO SEE THE RESULTS OF THEIR EVIL WORK AND YOU WILL KNOW. WHAT’S IN YOUR BUCKET?
ONLY PRESIDENT TRUMP CARES ABOUT US SIS. HE WON’T LET THE DEMOCRATS KILL US.
PICTURE OF TWINS..
RUMOR HAS IT. GOD SENT PRESIDENT TRUMP (NEW TITLE) GOD SENT WILL ADD ONE OF TWO CATHOLIC CARDINALS TO THE SUPREME COURT CARDINAL CARPENTER AND/OR CARDINAL WONG
NO 13 AND NO 16 ON THE CARDINAL’S BASEBALL TEAM.
SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY SAYS NO TAXES OVER 40 HOURS CITY, STATE, AND FED.
BUG YOUR CON GREASE MOUSE. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.
Build the wall first and we talk to you later.
Now that there is a new president in Mexico who is a Socialist/Communist, we need the wall now. We must be firm regarding the hordes attacking and infiltrating our shores/borders, plus rid the drug problem from those same people. The liberal/globalist press must be destroyed or changed and the only way for this to happen is from “we the people” must do so.
The Wall IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HAVING NO BORDERS simply because the illegal entry THAT EXISTS AND WILL CONTINUE WITHOUT THE WALL.
BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!!!!!!!!’
GOD BLESS AMERICA
With the election of the new president in Mexico who says he will force America to take the hordes of illegals into our country rather than improve conditions and government in Mexico, we need the wall and to stop the open border BS. First who much money does Mexico get from America? Stop it; and let the money help pay for the wall. Why the hell are these liberals AND ILLEGALS marching and rioting in America. Why aren’t they down in their countries demanding better conditions and better government. Oh, that’s right, they would be shot on the spot. Well let’s help and do the same. Read what Mexico’s immigration laws are and see how they treat illegals. We should reciprocate in kind. I retired here in the desert 17 years ago and it was a peaceful quiet community. Now we hear gun shots and sirens all through the night. We have been invaded by the illegals coming from Arizona (when they passed their stricter laws) Trucks with furniture were parked all over in supermarket parking lots and churches. I’m not against immigration – my grandparents immigrated here and were not given dime one or and moneys and entitlements. They, worked learned English, and contributed to the betterment of America. They raised and educated all of their children and were never on welfare, food stamps, housing, free medical and assimilated into the American culture. What are we getting with the illegal immigration–JUST THE OPPOSITE – BUT ADD DRUG DEALERS, RAPISTS, GANGS, AND ALL OF THE UNDESIRABLES.
If you break the law, be prepared for the consequences. If you are law-abiding, you should not be put in the position of wondering why you do.
President Trump promised the wall when he ran for office. That and his business savvy is the reason I voted for him. If he doesn’t come through he’ll be out.
‘Sounds like most of us are on the same page but l can’t agree with “californiasailer”. California, l know how you feel, but lets not sink to the same gutters the “Democratic Socialist”have sunk to, we’re better thn that, we’re TRUE Americans! Are we not? BTW, Bernie’s claim to be a “Democratic Socialist” was first claimed by none other than the great Vladimir Lenin. We all know how well THAT worked out! Lets let our knowledge of our “sacred” Constition be OUR guide. Our knowledge and rational will win in the end, and WE will win our country back! Good luck to all of us who are on the “Right” side of our great American history. God please bless all of us who are on Your side….. …
Oh my goodness! How we do love our president! He actually has a brain and the guts to stay the course even in the face of evil dems who bring NOTHING to the table!! How could they? They have NOTHING to bring to the table but hatred, division, obstruction, lawlessness, idiocy, stupidity as the sickening, pathetic, swamp dweller, mental midgets that they are! We’re all waiting for them to self destruct and they surely will before long if they continue to go down the path they’re on now. We’re sick of you all and we proved that to you last election! Did you stupid democrats learn nothing from seeing all that red? That was we deplorables telling you we are sick to death of your nothingness in WA. You do absolutely NOTHING in WA except make trouble for Americans. Our beloved president is cleaning up your messes and, listen up Osama Obama, your days of messing up our country are over, you bastard! Now all of you swamp dwellers, go back to the swamp and slobber on each others shoulders while our president GETS THINGS DONE AND CLEANS UP YOUR MESSES!!!!
I think CJ Roberts made it clear about immigration in his recent statement that “foreign nationals have no constitutional right to legal entry” . It that is true for attempted legal entry, those that have an unlawful presence on US should hardly have any rights either and should be swiftly fingerprinted, photographed, DNA tested and sent back to wherever they came from. Seems simple,
Nice to see the good people getting a few more wins here and there. Always remember Trump is either loved or hated, but as a leader, he is running circles around his opponents on both sides of the aisle. Despite all the death threats and personal attacks on his family – some of them very brutal and perverted – he still marches on! This is a very golden opportunity in the history of our nation where we actually have someone in the White House (who does not play endless rounds of gold, costing millions of pounds of wasted jet fuel to get to those exclusive links) who keeps their campaign promises and is moving this country to a more improved, freer-nation – a rare thing these days. Keep up the fight everyone!
…….Good Job President Trump!!,…….Tell the RINOS to Build the WALL, then we Talk!!,……
We need the wall NOW! Not latter. The Democrats are allowing millions of Terrorists and rapists and Murders to come into The United States. Its like they want all Americans women to be raped and killed? Why? Don’t they care about there fellow Americans at all? I would say NO! We can not afford to have America fall victims to these Anti-American, Anti-God, Anti-Constitutional, Anti-Freedom, Pro-Islam Satanic Democratic Terrorists to have any power in Washington DC ever again.
Unfortunately, it appears that they don’t care……….to them the average American is nothing more than a commodity to be used as they demand and, when finished, to be disposed of at the earliest convenience. In effect, we are (thought of) as toilet paper to many of them.
Deep State traitors are everywhere!The evil liberal demoncrat Commie Nazi’s party at work here!Don’t forget the RINOs(Ryan, Gowdy, McShame , McConnell, Rubio , Romney, Sessions, Grahams etc) they’re just as bad! Drain the rat infested Swamp, Pres Trump!
pro amnesty republicans are just democrats that changed parties to get elected but still vote like democrats
Goodlatte bill needs to be passed. Includes E-verify. wall. road to citizenship for dreamers, strong border security. Vote out any Rino’s who vote against it. Get rid of wishy=washy republicans. With NEW Mexican president, we need these things more than ever. Trump has us on the right road. Give him the support he needs. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!. Know WHO you are voting for.
Build the Wall and then we can negotiate a fair and impartial immigration policy that puts the legal immigrants first in line.
Be sure to vote in November and flush the toilet of the Rinos and the socialist democrats who want open borders and no rule of law.
No amnesty for illegals, DACA or otherwise…. PERIOD. Build the damn wall as a national security issue now that Mexico has a communist president. Set up a “land mine” no mans land prior to starting the construction. Stop all financial transfers from the U.S. into Mexico via Western Union and all other companies. Send National Guard troops from every state to guard the border before and during construction. Latest poles show 78% of American citizens want the wall built ASAP.
this is the very last step to becoming the real america that i grew up in.if we do nothing more than totally blocking any illegal crossing of the border. then this country is toast. no passes,no amnesty no work passes,with promises to cut-short the wait in line for green cards.follow the law,no exceptions for ANYBODY.
The only reason all of these Illegals are in this country is because the Democrats allow them to collect tons of Free Stuff, If there were told that they would not be allowed to get any of these benifets they would stay in Mexico. Amnesty was given as far back as Ragen and the flow of Illegals has not stopped, slowed a bit but not stopped. So why does anyone think that giving this latest batch fo Criminals amnesty will stop the continued flow of more Illegals?
The Democrats, Liberals and other Socialists claim that these Criminals do not get welfare. My question is if we the Tax Payers of this country are not supporting them with food and shelter then why is it that we do not find dead bodies along the highways. Since they have no money, o marketable skills and no welfare, just how are they able to live?
Here is a plan, all Democrats/Leftist/Liberals/Socialist and Millennials must take in at least one Family of these Illegals until they can support themselves, have shown that they can afford a place to live and that they have paid all wage taxes at that point they will be given a Green Card and allowed to stay in this country, but if at any time they fail to pay taxes they will become the responsibility of the Democrats/Leftist/Liberals/Socialist and Millennials who initially took them in.
Good joke! we would rather have them all, including all liberals in a slow boat to China.
how can they be called Dreamer if they don’t take the citizen ship test I think that is the only way for them , not just given to them like everything else, they need to earn the right.
LET’S ALL GET BEHIND THAT WALL NOW! I can sniff the wind and tell that the hoards south of the border don’t intend to stay south any longer than they have to. Without that wall we will be swamped by wave after wave of border jumpers, unless we can block them.
We no longer want to separate “parents” from “kids” at the border. Then we can send them all back still as a group. Don’t separate them; don’t house them. Just send them back as the neat “family” group they jumped the border as. This trick of using the kids as a tear jerker is as phony as a three dollar bill. Our country is becoming a holding pen for sponges (and criminals) looking for a free ride. At the rate this “family” BS is consuming us, we will spend careers (and millions) just shuffling these illegals around. Obviously, that is one of the main tactics of the democrats, to wear America down by incessant border jumping.
Let’s keep these so-called “families” together, kids and all, so we can keep track of them without going broke and then send them back as they came in, as a “family”. Now, they’re ending up scattered all over the country.
We are our own biggest suckers if we continue to fall for this any longer.
Donald J. Trump = Greatest President of all time!
There is no question that president Trump is God’s Gift to America and while he is here doing everything he can to MAGA, we all better get behind him 1000%. The Democratic Communist Party will say and do anything to put president Trump down and stop him from implementing the great ideas he has to MAGA. A vote for a Democrat is a vote for Communism, it’s just that plain and simple. God Bless President Trump and his entire Administration. Sincerely, Martin Korab
Why have the DACA residents applied for citizenship? They have had years and years to do so. The reason they don’t is because they would lose all the freebees that we as American citizens do not get! They get free or reduced education, they certainly get preference when it comes to grants and scholarships at our universities. If you look at the outstanding debt at our hospitals, most of it is from illegal aliens, including DACA residents, they are given help with housing, utilities, and given money to help them survive. If you were the recipient of all these perks, would you want to give it up and become a citizen where you would be expected to live and pay bills and taxes just like the rest of the citizens do? All illegal aliens should be expected to come in legally and make their way without all the free perks they are given. If they can’t muster, then they can go home! I , for one, am sick and tired of working years and years to provide illegal aliens with things that many of our citizens, especially our veterans are denied.
Time to SHUT DOWN our southern border and STOP ALL FEDERAL-AID going to them. Start charging a 25% REMITTANCE FEE ON ALL MONEY BEING SENT TO MEXICO.
End DACA, End Chain Migration, End Anchor babies, Make E-Verify MANDATORY, REDUCE the number of legal immigrants entering the USA, CLOSE LOOPHOLES in our immigration laws, End TPS, Build the Wall, and ENFORCE our current immigration laws.
DEPORT THEM BACK TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY IMMEDIATELY!
These ‘Dreamers’ know no other country? Geeze! Many have come here as teenagers. If they are here illegally no matter when they came or how long they’ve been here, they should be deported. No individual has a right to enter any other country with proper legal documents. Period. QED.
ZERO amnesty !!!!
Build the wall first. Get a good vetting process in place! Get e-verify for all immigrants given green cards. Stop chain migration now! If caught crossing deport them with instructions how to apply legally and get into line! Have a good guest worker program. Go after employers hiring illegals. Fine them big! Sanction Mexico if they do not want to help! Coming to America is not a right but a privilege. We want immigrants who want to be here and support America. I live in Colorado and we had a huge fire caused by an illegal. You will not here much about it because this man was from Denmark not Mexico. ICE was called in right after his arrest. He was a white male so the left is not trying to get him off. We need ICE!
The republicans in congress that go against President Trump must not be re-elected.
Happy Independence day!
Always remember the 4ht of July is just a day on the calendar…Independence is what the day is all about!
First & foremost the “dreamer” amnesty would include parents & relatives because once these liars, thieves & law breakers are handed amnesty they get to sponsor numerous relatives. Then there is the fact that they will be eligible for every entitlement program we have. Meanwhile the 3 million disabled Americans who fell through the cracks & are on SSI get $771 a month to live on, where in the U.S. can anyone live on $771 a month? OUR disabled, elderly poor & veterans should not have to compete with young, healthy leeches simply because they provide taxpayer subsidized labor for the leftist globalist millionaires & billionaires & votes for their democrat political who res.