Sen. Menendez calls Biden push for amnesty and open borders a ‘Herculean task’

Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden has made it clear that comprehensive immigration reform will be a top priority of his administration, including securing a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.

However, even some of Biden’s allies on Capitol Hill have admitted that getting Biden’s immigration bill passed in the Senate won’t be an easy task. 

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said the effort will amount to “a Herculean task,” Fox News reported.

“As someone who has been in these battles for nearly two decades, I am under no illusions,” Menendez said. “I know from my time in the Gang of Eight that passing immigration reform through the Senate particularly is a Herculean task.”

Creating open borders

Fox News noted that under the provision of the Citizenship Act of 2021, those admitted as farm workers or recipients of Temporary Protective Status would immediately become eligible to apply for green cards.

That opportunity would also be extended to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, while individuals who were illegally present on Jan. 1 of this year could begin an 8-year path to citizenship.

That proposal was condemned by Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who argued that the proposal “would gut enforcement of American laws while creating huge new incentives for people to rush here illegally at the same time.”

“This kind of failed approach will invite another humanitarian crisis on our border and privilege powerful interests ahead of American workers,” he added.

Law and order

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who has been sympathetic to calls for immigration reform in the past, expressed opposition to Biden’s plan.

“America should always welcome immigrants who want to become Americans,” he said in a statement. “But we need laws that decide who and how many people can come here, and those laws must be followed and enforced.”

“There are many issues I think we can work cooperatively with President-elect Biden, but a blanket amnesty for people who are here unlawfully isn’t going to be one of them,” Rubio added.

During his presidential campaign, Biden called for increased immigration, telling Iowa’s Asian & Latino Coalition in August of 2019 that the United States “could afford to take in a heartbeat another two million people.”

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  1. Ya go ahead and stop the wall. It was working! Millions spent to built it, and jobs recreated. All lost with Biden. Illegal aliens to drain the country again. Americans to fund all the free stuff illegals will reap. I miss TRUMP…..

    1. Bitme has only been in office 4 days and look at the damage he has already done towards the citizens of our country. I guarantee you this, Bitme had no glue at all of what he was signing with those Executive Orders. This man is mentally deranged due to age yet he has the nuclear codes???

      1. I have been reading other articles where they are talking about 2022 and 2024 and Republicans will have a come back but look at the damage this idiot has done in 4 days. We won’t last under his rule until 2021.

        1. Red China Joe will impose the communist manifesto on the idiots who put him in office as well as all. He will ruin the financial system an impose a communist way of life. Good by Constitution.

        2. About 40% of Americans say they or someone in their household owns a gun, and 22% of individuals (about 72 million people in 2020) report owning a gun, according to surveys from Pew and Harvard and Northeastern…..That is not counting rifle owners……….

    2. Senator D. Durbin has always been against working Americans & their families, & his DACA bill so has Obama because he is a Foreign Exchange Student , he lied to every Americans about being an American he used his father’s name to enter the USA & Illinois State Senate , & the Democratic party allowed him to lie, Cheat & rip every American of their money , rights & benefits . committing treason , getting rich off of Americans taxes, this is how scandalous the Democratic party has gotten, Hillary & Obama used their law licenses to commit crimes agsint Americans & the USA . & did the nasty thing they all did to President /trump because he would not let them steal from the USA, he did not take a pay check , & ran the country as it should have been , they are all out for themselves, cheating Americans especially whites out of rights, money & their health from accidents on the job. The billionaires are worshiping Illegals for cheap labor .Americans need to convict Nancy Pelosi of Conspiring o cover up high crimes of her friends in the Democratic party , for decades.

    3. It was billions already invested and a billion or two of steel ready to be installed that will just lie there and not help to protect the citizens of the USA. Biden wants a return of catch and release.. You just do not understand what has been chosen for the presidency. His mind is nearly gone–he is agitated and aggressive. In just a short time it will become so very apparent what the American citizens have been saddled with. This is a very dangerous situation and our enemies are out there waiting like vultures to move in when an inexperienced statesman who has problems is put into the oval office.

    1. I just don’t know, what are we to do and not land in prison for life or dead? In the last 4 days alone Bitme has done so much damage to the American people with his Executive Orders and its only been 4 days. I am already noticing gas prices going up. We are in a world of hurt.

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  3. “President” Biden is actually the “President” of which nation————certainly NOT the USA since he seems bound and determined to ACTIVELY “aid and abet” the invasion of this country by hordes of “foreign nationals” who are ACTIVELY intent on the overthrow of our constitution and laws. This ALONE constitutes TREASON and this “President Malarkey” should be treated accordingly!!!

  4. I feel that it is a disgrace that a lot of immigrants have come here legally, the way it is supposed to be. If these people want to become citizens, they should be made to do all the necessary steps to become legal citizens, #1 being to learn the English language. It is very uncomfortable when you get around a lot of Latinos talking in their language, and you don’t know if they are talking about you or something else.

  5. he has to over run this country with the illeagals –you think that maybe they are the only one to vote for him– his day will come — how is he going to provide them with jobs-money-places to live — dumb move for him but he doesnt care–

  6. He will rob the US Tax payer to give everything to illegals that send all they earn back home , They will not pay taxes and will take jobs( which he does not want citizen to have) and give to illegals along with food stamps, free medical care,and anythings else Americans need

      1. I hope you are referring to the LIAR SUSAN RICE.. One of Obama’s chief advisors. Obama himself had a forked tongue when it came to the truth and we all know about Hillary and the dossier .You Demomarxists have saddled the rest of us with the worst of the worst especially LIAR IN CHIEF President Malarkey. His idea to kick our fighting men out of a heated building and send them to an unheated garage in freezing weather with a 2 stall toilet for 5, 000 men. Shame on you all who voted for this MESS.

    1. Who do you think is the main Puppet…..these who Biden wants to come in the first places they should right straight to the Biden’s many houses

  7. You just proved more now than ever you do not care about the American people. In Aug. 2019 you made a statement that United States of America could afford to take in a heartbeat another two million more illegal immigrants, now you want to follow through with your statement. It’s well known even in other Countries that the American people are in a financial crisis. Many Americans still have not received their stimulus check of a inferior $600.00 dollars, does not even pay for housing let alone food. We also know we won’t receive anymore as stated. You will takes our money and pay for ALL OF THEIR NEEDS, TAKE OUR JOBS. Move VOTES for the DEMO-RATS.

  8. Every Executive Order that Bitme signed puts American citizen deeper in the financial hole. I guarantee you this, Bitme had no idea at all of what he was signing, he had no clue because he is that mentally out of it.

  9. I agree that Biden is merely a puppet on a string. However, he is still in a position of power to ruin this country.
    Remove him all all his “handlers” and we just might save our country. But
    we better do it quick!

  10. I’m sorry but Biden has dementia. It’s a shame his own family even let him run. He’s making a huge mess of everything. Now hard working men and women have to pay for his mistakes. It’s a sad,sad day!

  11. It is totally sad that Americans have to put up with the Biden/ Harris crap! Judge Roberts’ robbed the American people our freedom giving us communism because he was scared what Antifa & the BLM would do! Well, if you had any balls Judge you would have given orders to shoot to kill and protected the American people! It is sad that the communist democrat party and soros are sponsoring lowlives and Obama is orchestrating the destruction from his DC house! If they had done this the 1st day, there wouldn’t have been day 2! A lot of Americans lost their life savings when their businesses and properties were destroyed! Thanks to the evil communist democrats!

  12. Biden is not a leader. I’d say he is a follower. He has VP to tell how to run the country. And what does she know? She’s doesn’t have any know-how to run this country. I think it’s funny that there’s talk about impeachment. I sure hope so.

  13. Obama’s plan coming to fruition! Destroy the economy, immigrants flooding in, bankrupt the country, then goes our national sovereignty, our constitution, our rights!

  14. time to go back to the wild wild west minute men there’s 71 million people that love this place speak up get the foot ball n run

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