According to a recent article published by The Hill, Democrats are growing increasingly confident about their electoral chances this November, both in terms of winning the White House and gaining control of the Senate.
What’s more, a growing number of Democrats are now openly saying that granting amnesty to illegal immigrants will be among their top priorities should the election go their way.
“They’ve all said it’s first up,” the website quoted Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (IL) as saying. He was referring to assurances that both Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden have given in the event that their party prevails in the fall.
Path to citizenship “on day one”
The Hill also noted that Biden has promised that comprehensive immigration reform will be one of the first tasks he will tackle upon assuming office.
The outlet quotes him as saying that “on day one” of his administration, he plans to “send a bill to Congress that creates a clear road map to citizenship for Dreamers and 11 million undocumented people who are already strengthening our nation.”
New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D) has also pledged that an amnesty bill will be in the works, saying that such a move is “definitely on the agenda,” The Hill noted.
Former Vice President Biden has been moving to the left on immigration for some time now, stating that his administration would not detain illegal aliens for offenses such as driving under the influence of alcohol.
“You only arrest for the purpose of dealing with a felony that’s committed, and I don’t count drunk driving as a felony,” he said in a December interview with Vice.
Biden: Room for “another 2 million”
In August of last year, Biden told members of Iowa’s Asian & Latino Coalition, “We could afford to take in a heartbeat another 2 million people.”
Other Democrats have gone even further, with some supporting the the New Way Forward Act, far-left piece of legislation that has the co-sponsorship of lawmakers such as Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Fox News personality Tucker Carlson addressed the bill on an episode of his show in February, remarking, “It’s literally impossible to describe just how radical this bill is,” adding:
If passed, it would remake our immigration system for the express purpose of allowing foreign-born criminals to live here. The bill would allow people who have committed serious felonies in other countries to move to the United States legally.
For this and so many other reasons, the country truly is on the cusp of a make-or-break election.