No Immigration Deal

No Deal

While we were busy lamenting that the official policy of the Republican Party is to kill children in schools (paid for by the NRA), yesterday the Senate failed to pass legislation to protect the Dreamers, leaving hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants facing possible deportation.

Hair Führer’s favorite plan—which would cut legal immigration by reducing family reunification visas and eliminating the diversity lottery—got only 39 votes—not even a majority, let alone a three-fifths majority. That is not a filibuster, Comrade Stupid.

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie tells us:

“Good Friday morning. WHERE THINGS STAND ON IMMIGRATION … Now that the Senate has failed to pass a single immigration bill, it only will get harder in the House, where the divide is very deep and very real. Republicans are poised to try to pass the Goodlatte bill, which cuts legal immigration and is a non starter for most Democrats and outside immigration groups. BUT House Republicans now say whatever they pass out of the conservative and fractured House will take on outsized importance in the immigration debate. “

As I noted previously, if I were a Dreamer I’d start packing. But that said, the courts are likely to come to their rescue before March 5. Two court have said that Comrade Stupid has the authority to repeal previous executive orders, he has to have legitimate reasons to do it and cannot do it based on whim or prejudice.

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4 Responses to No Immigration Deal

  1. Sirius Lunacy says:

    Also while we were all coming to grips with the latest American tragedy the House Republicans, as quietly as possible, passed a bill to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act. They couldn’t even squeeze in a moment of silence for thoughts and prayers, they had an attrocity to take advantage of.

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  2. donnah says:

    This is their modus operandi on everything. Construct damaging legislation or repeals behind closed doors, then sneak them into a vote. Their health care billl was half-assed and the tax bill was so scattershot that it wasn’t even readable. But they weasled through. We have to know by now that these Republicans are murderers and thieves, stealing from those who should be protected and killing off their safeguards.

    What’s worse is that they’re glad about it.

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  3. JTO says:

    “radical Schumer Democrats align themselves with the open border fringe”
    I don’t care who you are or when your birthday is, THAT is a good line.
    In Solidarity, from the Arctic Socialist Hellscape of Brown Cheese and Waffles.
    JTO

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