Twin immigration bills giving amnesty to 4 million face uphill battle in the Senate

House Democrats passed a pair of massive new immigration bills late last week that would extend amnesty to some 4 million individuals who are in the country illegally.

But as the Washington Examiner reported on Sunday, there’s significant doubt, even among Democrats, that the legislation will survive the evenly-divided Senate.

According to the Examiner, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) has indicated that he will schedule hearings on the bill, but expressed uncertainty over whether he could obtain a 60-vote, filibuster-proof margin.

“Total mayhem”

“I don’t see a means of reaching it,” Durbin told reporters Thursday. “I want it. I think we’re much more likely to deal with discrete elements.”

The legislation has already faced significant opposition in the House, with Republicans alleging that the Democrats’ talk of amnesty has helped fuel a crisis on the southern border.

“Border Patrol agents say it is total mayhem,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) complained from the House floor on Thursday afternoon, according to the Examiner.

“This is insane”

Breitbart alleged in a report published Sunday that the number of people crossing the border has grown to such an extent that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun releasing migrants into the country without giving them a court date.

“This is insane, it is another pull factor that will overwhelm us,” an anonymous CBP official who works in the Rio Grande Valley area in Texas told Breitbart.

“We are creating another entirely different class of aliens we will have to deal with years from now. We will never find most of these aliens once they are released,” the unnamed official predicted. “We may be reducing the time it takes to release a family unit but if we encourage more to come once they find out it is quicker here, we’ll be in the same boat again.”

“We have a crisis”

Fox News also reported that Democrats stymied a proposal from newly elected Iowa Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) that would have required migrants to first test negative for COVID-19 before they could be allowed into the United States.

“I was at the border yesterday,” Miller-Meeks declared in a tweet on March 16.

“We have a crisis that must be addressed,” she said.

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  2. This border business the Democrats tryed to sweep this under the rug,and tried their damn dest to keep pictures and reporters from telling the truth of how many migrants are what their shoveing them into. The cartells are makeing15 million a day and counting.

    Folks the reports coming from Texas is a real eye openor. the Drug cartalls are makeing 15 million a day.And to see these children cramed into these cages it gets to you the crulity. Biden says their is no problem and Harris she just laughed the money we are paying out for keep is 86 million and counting

    1. You’re the first person who got it right! They could care less about us and only money! Not just drug cartel the fact that kids are dying crossing the river and our border patrol is doing nothing and they’re not supposed to one did actually help and that’s the only surviving one if anyone has seen that tape it should be posted everywhere and if anyone believes the news they’re crazy! This is the worst thing that has ever happened in America. All I see is Civil War coming really soon and America as we know it will be split that’s for sure!!

  3. Our country is bed ridden , She needs healing , The heart beat of America is her people, She has always welcomed emigrants to her home lands , But not in such a way as this , She made laws so that others may find the American dream. To open the gates and allow a flood of emigrants into her home lands at such a critical time as this is insane . We need healing , A good father puts the health and welfare of his children first , As president of the united states Biden is the Father of our country , Our hearts are stressed, If borders have to be opened why so fast , Why do it before she is healed , Why’ God Bless America .

  4. The Demons screwed us! They spend and treat the illegal immigrants better than our own homeless and our Veterans that fought for our country!
    Osama Bin Biden needs to be impeached for abuse of power and all the SWAMP in the administration!

  5. Agree with all posts! Biden, Harris, Piglosi and Schumer must be impeached and removed from our government! They are traitors and are destroying our country! Treasonous is a better word, they are against all things American! Remove them ASAP!

  6. If I were handed this problem to fix, I would move the bulk of my infantry military complex to the border of Mexico. The border crisis is the best military training ground that we have, it’s tailor made, and it is real time instead of some conjured up idea by someone sitting behind a desk. In real combat you capture the enemy, take them back of the front lines to a specified area and interrogate them to determine the best possible method or methods to take care of the problem. After interrogation the prisoner would be tattood and sent back to Mexico with the explicit warning that any subsequent capture could be fatal.

    1. Absolutely correct! ALL of the illegals should immediately be put on planes and sent back to wherever they came from. Like Senator Tom Cotton said – that when the illegals get back to their home towns, people there would realize that they should not try to come here. Deport all of them now.

  7. Two more years and Dumocrats will lose congress big time. Impeachment will be possible with the huge majority the Republicans will have with the votes of the people tired of the BS.

    1. Don’t be so sure! If the Dems have proved anything,it’s that they can rig an election and get away with it!

  8. I agree, send all the illegals back across the border. And another thing leave our gun rights alone. You can’t change the Constitution! It is our second amendment. The right to bear arms. We may need our guns to defend our families when all the illegals that are flooding our country keep coming across the border. Wish they would take a bus load of these illegal aliens to the White House and let BIDEN take care of them. HE LOVES ILLEGAL ALIENS!!!!!

  9. So I, as a citizen of the states, can’t return to the states without taking a covid test showing negative – but the illegals don’t need to take the test? Maybe I should just give up my citizenship and come over illegally – I’ll get more benefits, that’s for sure.

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