GOP Trying to ‘Redefine Amnesty’ Under Trump

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John Binder
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22 January 2019
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National News
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NumbersUSA’s Rosemary Jenks says Republicans are “redefining amnesty” in the age of President Trump to pass legislation that would codify President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into law.
In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Sunday, Jenks said Trump’s offer that includes giving work permits to about a million illegal aliens and foreign nationals in exchange for a fifth of border wall funding is, by previous definitions, amnesty.
Jenks said:
I actually heard Vice President Pence talking about this and he actually said ‘It’s not amnesty because it doesn’t give a path to citizenship.’ And that’s correct, it doesn’t give a path to citizenship but neither did DACA. And there is no Republican in Washington who did not consider DACA, amnesty. [Emphasis added]
So now all of the sudden, that it’s President Trump’s deal, we’re redefining amnesty to only be if you give a path to citizenship which is crazy. The reason illegal aliens come to the United States is to live and to work. So in this case, this deal would give DACA recipients and TPS beneficiaries work permits and permission to live here for three years. The whole plan — and President Trump has said this — is that gives time for Congress to come up with a more permanent solution. In other words, a permanent amnesty instead of just a temporary amnesty. [Emphasis added]
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