Senate Minority Leader and anti-Trump crusader Chuck Schumer continued to slam the President’s proposal for border security this week; conveniently ignoring his tough-talk about illegal immigration less than ten years ago.
Footage surfaced on social media Thursday night of Schumer’s scathing critique of the country’s illegal immigration problem; saying people who violate the nation’s border laws were “illegal immigrants” and not “undocumented workers.”
Chuck Schumer in 2009:
-Americans don't like illegal immigration
-"Illegal immigration is wrong"
-People illegally in the U.S. are "illegal aliens," not "undocumented"
-Border fence made the southern border "far more secure…created a significant barrier to illegal immigration" pic.twitter.com/zoVyEgdrTC
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 28, 2018
“The American people are fundamentally pro-legal immigration and anti-illegal immigration. Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple,” said Schumer.
“Above all else the American people want their government to be serious about protecting the public and enforcing the law,” he added.
'TOTAL CATASTROPHE': Four Separate IMMIGRATION BILLS FAIL in US Senate
Four separate immigration bills crashed and burned in the US Senate this week, capping off a week of fiery debate, negotiations, and eventually defeat as both the President’s proposal and a bipartisan bill failed to secure enough votes.
Trump’s four-part immigration plan -which would provide a pathway to citizenship for nearly two million ‘Dreamers,’ fund his border wall, and end “chain” migration- went down in defeat, with many Republicans joining their Democrat colleagues and sinking the bill in a 39-60 vote.
The Senate’s bipartisan deal also fell short just hours after Trump threatened to veto the bill he described as a “total catastrophe.”
“The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be ‘the end of immigration enforcement in America.’ It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn’t build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa,” Trump tweeted.
The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be “the end of immigration enforcement in America.” It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn’t build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2018
The Senate’s inability to pass any immigration deal comes as the March 5th deadline looms with the nation’s DACA program officially expiring; throwing into question the fate of millions of ‘Dreamers’ currently residing in the United States.
DACA DISASTER: Trump Calls out DEMOCRATS for Immigration Failure
President Trump called-out liberal legislators over their total inaction on DACA Tuesday morning, slamming the left-wing lawmakers for abandoning ‘Dreamers’ while insisting a “deal can be made.”
The Commander-in-Chief vented his frustration with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on social media, blasting the nation’s top democrats for abandoning DACA recipients after weeks of political grandstanding and speeches.
“Total inaction on DACA by Dems. Where are you? A deal can be made!” Trump tweeted
Total inaction on DACA by Dems. Where are you? A deal can be made!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018
The President’s comments come just one day after ‘Dreamers’ and other pro-DACA demonstrators protested outside the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington, DC; trashing Democratic lawmakers for using immigrant youth as a “political pawn.”