Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by JD Heyes
Tens of millions of Americans who believe that Washington has long ceased to represent them and the best interests of our country, turned out in droves to support Donald J. Trump for president in the 2016 election.
That’s because in addition to his promises to cut government regulations, rebuild the military, and dramatically improve the economy — all of which he’s done — POTUS Trump was the only candidate pledging to enforce all immigration laws while calling for a wall along the U.S.-Southwest border.
Trump won “blue wall” states in the upper Midwest — Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton was so sure she’d win that she never campaigned there.
Trump won those states with his immigration enforcement promises, many analysts believe.
But despite that — and despite the fact that 80 percent of Americans oppose “sanctuary cities,” while less than 30 percent want amnesty for DACA aliens — RINO Republican leaders are siding with their big corporate donors over the will of the people on the issue. Again.
In an interview with Breitbart Radio, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said Republican leadership, led by House Speaker Paul Ryan, are “hell-bent” on pushing through amnesty for DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — a policy implemented unconstitutionally via executive order by President Obama.
King said not only are GOP leaders trying to push through an amnesty bill that does not reduce legal immigration, but they are also working to kill an amnesty discharge petition.
“Nobody on the leadership level is even uttering the words that we should move legislation that doesn’t include amnesty. They postured themselves today as if it’s a foregone conclusion that amnesty for DACA recipients has to be the leading issue on this,” King said.
“And we have no mandate to provide amnesty for anybody coming into this past election. And by the way, President Trump had a mandate and his campaign promise was to end DACA,” he added.
He continued, “We thought that would happen at noon on January 20, 2017, at the moment he swore into office. We found out about five or six weeks later that they were still issuing DACA permits and extending them.”
King noted that Republicans in favor of granting amnesty to some 1 million or so “dreamers” — an objective of Democrats — have been told by donors that they won’t receive any campaign contributions if they oppose amnesty legislation. King said that this is one of the biggest reasons why he won’t support the bill, though he admitted it’s “one of the reasons that others might.” (Related: Report: Speaker Ryan said Trump’s border wall has no chance.)
His comments come as more Republicans, each of whom claim they are ‘pro-business,’ have signed onto a discharge petition that would force a floor vote on an expansive amnesty plan. King and other ‘pro-constituent’ and ‘pro-America’ Republicans say that that petition could eventually lead to a massive “DREAM Act” amnesty that would then grant it to a very large percentage of the 12 to 30 million illegal aliens currently residing in the U.S. according to various estimates.
The Iowa Republican and others have noted that POTUS Trump could and likely would veto such legislation. But he and others worry that the legislation would pass with all Democrats and enough Republicans to make it veto-proof.
Rank-and-file House Republicans are currently working on competing legislation that still would not immediately reduce legal immigration levels, but would be better than blanket amnesty to practically anyone who demanded it.
Meanwhile, according to a very recent CBS News/YouGov survey, most likely voters — 56 percent — in midterm swing districts say that immigration is making American life “worse.”
New CBS/YouGov poll:
Every race, age, and sex believe immigration has had a more negative impact on their community than positive.
Whites: 58% neg./ 15% pos.
Blacks: 45% neg./ 17% pos
Hispanics: 44% neg./ 28% pos
Other: 51% neg/ 21% pos pic.twitter.com/RR9Za4oaik
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) June 3, 2018
Only 17 percent say it’s made their lives “better.”
There is no better example of congressional tone-deafness and disconnect from voters than the issue of immigration — legal and illegal.
Read more about this invasion from the third world at InvasionUSA.news.
J.D. Heyes is also editor-in-chief of The National Sentinel.