Congressional lawmakers harshly rejected President Trump’s official immigration plan Thursday, voting down the Commander-in-Chief’s proposed legislation that would have provided a pathway to citizenship for nearly two million ‘Dreamers’ while securing funding for his border wall and restricting legal immigration levels.
The bill was introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley and was modeled after President Trump’s proposed immigration guidelines, but was rejected by a vast majority of US Senators.
The final tally was a lopsided 39-60; over 20 votes shy of obtaining the 60-vote threshold required to pass legislation in the Senate. The bill was rejected on both sides of the political aisle, with Democrats refusing to fund Trump’s proposed border wall and Republicans unhappy with the “pathway to citizenship.”
“But the rejection of the president’s plan was bipartisan: Democrats refused its get-tough approach to legal immigration, while many conservative Republicans opposed its pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children,” writes the New York Times.
Two-other immigration bills also failed to receive the 60-vote majority on Thursday, raising new questions over the fate of approximately 1.8 million ‘Dreamers’ when the Obama-era DACA program officially ends March 5th.
The President has repeatedly claimed there can be “no deal” on DACA without fully funding his proposed southern border wall.
DACA DELUSION: Kirsten Gillibrand Says ‘Chain Migration’ is a ‘RACIST SLUR’
New York Senator and possible 2020 presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand continued her crusade against President Trump’s proposed immigration overhaul on Monday; telling television viewers that the term “chain migration” is somehow a “racist slur” against immigrants and foreigners.
Gillibrand was speaking with ‘The View’ when she unloaded on the President’s proposal to provide a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2 million ‘Dreamers’ in exchange for ending “chain migration” and increased funding for his border wall.
“Do you agree with Nancy Pelosi when she says Trump wants to ‘Make America White Again’ and that’s what this is all about?” asked co-host Joy Behar.
“I think a lot of President Trump’s rhetoric is racist. Let’s be very clear: When someone uses the phrase chain migration it is intentional in trying to demonize families, literally trying to demonize families and make it a racist slur, it is not right. We have to change the debate” Gillibrand said.
Watch the New York Senator’s delusional comments above.
BOOK OF NANCY: Pelosi Invokes THE POPE, ROSARY During EIGHT HOUR DACA Rant
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi turned towards a higher-power during her eight-hour long speech defending DACA Wednesday, saying she should have brought her “rosary blessed by the Pope” to help Democrats pass legislation in support of nearly one million ‘Dreamers.’
Pelosi was speaking on the floor of the House when she suddenly mentioned Pope Francis and Pope Benedict, suggesting that liberal legislators should spend the day in prayer over new DACA legislation.
“During the night when I was thinking and praying so hard about our ‘Dreamers,’ I thought maybe we should just pray all day on the floor of Congress. Maybe I should bring my rosary blessed by the Pope,” said Nancy.
“I always remember Pope Benedict when he came. He spoke so beautifully,” she added. “He quoted an Augustine who seventeen centuries ago said that any government that is not formed to promote justice is just a bunch of thieves.”
“His holiness goes on to say, ‘Sometimes it’s hard to define what justice is, but in doing so we must beware of the dazzling blindness of power and special interests,” Pelosi added.
Watch Nancy Pelosi’s comments below: