Using a Republican to reintroduce a pet Democratic immigration bill is a clever ploy. S.1615, the 2017 Dream Act didn’t have much of a chance when it was brought back to life by Senator Lindsey Graham in July 2017. Last week’s unacceptable verdict in the trial of Kate Steinle’s killer makes the Graham Durbin dream bill a tougher sell than ever.
Sometimes no matter what you do, it’s never enough. When the Trump administration announced the October 5, 2017 renewal deadline for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals so DREAMers could get their ducks in a row before the program expired, Democrats worked themselves into a lather.
It makes sense that a congressman from Chicago, Illinois would want to do everything humanly possible to cut down on the city’s gang problem. I’m not sure how he feels about gangbangers who are citizens, but Rep. Luis Gutierrez is certainly concerned about criminal alien gang members who could be removed if H.R.
At the beginning of the summer Attorney General Sessions announced the National Public Safety Partnership as a way to funnel even more federal crime-fighting money to violent cities. The program is a carrot for those that choose to fall in line with Trump administration policies on criminal aliens.
There are no Democratic cosponsors to H.R. 3004, but the House vote that gave approval to Kate’s Law shows that at least 24 Dems are willing to publicly place Americans first and illegal aliens second.
That’s not the case for most of their colleagues.