Pro-Amnesty Republican Lawmakers Move to Force Vote on Immigration and Dreamer Amnesty
President Trump won the 2016 election in an electoral landslide after promising to build a border wall and crack down on illegal immigration.
But Republican politicians know what’s best for the voters.
Republicans under the leadership of Paul Ryan passed the largest spending bill since the Obama stimulus $1.3 trillion with NO FUNDING to build the Trump border wall.
And now six Republican lawmakers filed a discharge petition to protect illegal alien Dreamers.
This is YOUR Republican Party.
The Hill reported:
A handful of House Republicans filed a discharge petition on Wednesday intended to force votes on a series of immigration measures — including legislation to protect so-called Dreamers.
The discharge petition, which is intended to discharge legislation forcibly from a committee, would force the vote if a majority of House members sign on to it. Democrats have been pressing for an immigration vote in the House, and the petition would likely need about 30 Republican signatories.
GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.) filed the motion, and was quickly joined by RepublicanReps. Jeff Denham (Calif.), Will Hurd (Texas), Mario Díaz Balart (Fla.) and David Valadao (Calif.) as initial sponsors.
All five are in competitive races this year. The Cook Political Report lists Curbelo’s and Denham’s races as tossups.
Republicans who support immigration reform have grown increasingly frustrated at leadership over inaction on the issue, and the filing of a discharge petition is an attempt to go around leadership to force a vote on the floor.
The discharge petition would specifically force a vote on a “Queen of the Hill” rule that would lead to votes on a series of competing immigration proposals. Which ever measure won the most votes would be the legislation approved by the House.
Rep. Will Hurd is a huge Trump basher who opposes the Trump border wall.