In February, House and Senate Democrats proposed the Biden plan to grant amnesty to the 11 million to 22 million illegal immigrants living in the United States, while doubling the number of legal immigrants each year and allowing more foreign competitors to compete for jobs with America’s 17 million unemployed army.
In an interview with CNN on Monday, Durbin, a Democrat, said passing Biden’s amnesty package is unlikely in the current Congress. Durbin told CNN, “I don’t see a way to move this amnesty package forward, and I want these policies, but it may take a more subtle approach to get them done.”
Durbin continued, “I think Speaker Pelosi has found that there is no support in the House for this package of bills. The same is true of the Senate. “
With more than 30 House Democrats in potentially vulnerable seats in the 2022 midterm elections, the 30 Democrats are collectively silent on amnesty in the face of public opinion that Biden’s amnesty package would result in a foreign population the size of California’s population entering the United States by 2031.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is also unlikely to act on any immigration-related legislation until April, Durbin said.
However, this week House Democrats are planning to vote on two amnesties, one of which would grant amnesty to enrollees or beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), numbered in the millions; the other would grant amnesty to illegal workers on U.S. farms The other is an amnesty for illegal immigrants working on U.S. farms, numbering about 1.5 million, and is called the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA).
So far, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act has received the support of 10 House Republicans. Ms. Rosemary Jenks, policy director for NumbersUSA, told Breitbart News that it would be unwise for Republicans to support the bill and that amnesty for illegal immigrants on farms would exacerbate the population shift from rural areas to cities and towns, destroying both rural and urban America. She said, “Once they are given amnesty, current farm workers will leave agriculture to work in cities and towns, and these immigrants will not only drive down the wages of Americans in cities and towns, they will send most of their wages back to their Home countries, leading to a decline in spending power in America’s cities and towns, a decline in businesses in rural communities, a decline in tax revenues, a decline in government services, and a withering of American society. . ”