A game called on account of darkness. That seems to be the story on Joe Biden’s massive amnesty plan.
While the House is passing all sorts of whacky liberal agenda items one we do not see being voted on is Joe Biden’s amnesty plan. There is a very good reason for that.
The Democrats do not want to vote on it, not because of the Republicans but because of Democrats who are not anxious to take a vote on the bill.
In fact, Politico refers to it as dismal support among the Democrats. I don’t blame them. If they pass amnesty, then the 2022 midterm elections will be a blood bath.
They know the voters won’t take kindly to making between 11 and 22 million illegal aliens eligible for citizenship. Especially at a time when the economy is hurting over pandemic.
With so many Americans out of work, the last thing they want is a flood of cheap foreign labor.
Democrats are busy working the phones trying to dig up support for the measure while Republicans are licking their chops and saving videos of the vote to use in 2022.
Poll after poll has shown that a wide majority of Americans want less immigration and not more. Should amnesty pass, our borders will be flooded.
Republicans need to pick up just five seats to retake the majority and the smart money is on the Republicans to retake control of the House.
Proponents of the Biden bill, meanwhile, are still furiously working the phones to get their colleagues on board. That group, led by California Reps. Linda Sánchez, Judy Chu and Zoe Lofgren, has also lined up meetings with influential groups across the caucus, including the Blue Dogs on Tuesday and progressives on Thursday. Sánchez and Lofgren, along with other top Democrats, also spoke to the New Democrat Coalition late last month.
Democrats in swing districts are looking to make some changes to the bill, Politico reported. One token change in favor of the E-Verify employment system was suggested by Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ):
“Yes, I support what’s in the bill. I think we would be in a stronger position to get it enacted if we eventually ended up where, I think, the middle ground is,” Malinowski said. “I think for both solid political, practical reasons and moral reasons, those two things should go together.”