On Tuesday, the Democrat House passed a bill that would grant amnesty to millions of illegals.
Daily Caller reported that the the bill would grant protection from deportation to illegal immigrants and give millions a path to permanent citizenship status.
The American Dream and Promise Act passed the House with a vote of 236-187. The legislation was brought forward by California Democratic Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard and will provide permanent status to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as minors, as well as to those living in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, Newsweek reported.
This all comes as apprehensions of immigrants have increased every month since January. There have also been over 100,000 encounters at the southern border in both March and April, making it so the border crisis is on track to be the highest it has been in a decade.
The legislation would make it so 2.1 million immigrants “would be eligible under the measures for Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.”
Seven Republicans voted with the Democrats.
House passes bill offering a path to citizenship to more than 2 million illegal aliens including “dreamers"
The vote was 237 to 187.
7 Repubs broke ranks to join all 230 Dems. They are:
— Rising serpent (@rising_serpent) June 5, 2019
Many conservatives were not happy with these 7.
Everyone of them needs out. Sick and and tired of my state being over run with illegals. 45 % of school population is Hispanic. I don’t hate Hispanics but golly gee. Public school sucks.
— Saw A Story (@TexasChick1968) June 5, 2019
Vote them all out! We got rid of a bunch of these asses. Just 7 more and vote in a shit ton of Trump Conservatives
— Awakened Shinobi (@BrandonHathaw12) June 5, 2019
House Democrats passed legislation on Tuesday that would grant amnesty to more than two million illegal aliens.
The House passed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, 237-187, featuring strong Democrat support for the legislation and nearly unanimous Republican opposition to the bill.
The legislation would grant illegal immigrants ten years of legal residence status if they were to meet specific requirements, after which they would then receive permanent green cards after completing two years of higher education or military service, or after working for three years.
Only seven Republicans voted for the amnesty legislation.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), chairman of the House Democrat Caucus, said Tuesday ahead of the vote, “This is legislation that is consistent with who we are as Americans, as an aspirational people, as a nation of immigrants, and as a place where people can come to pursue the American Dream.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she remains hopeful that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will pick up the legislation.
“There should be nothing partisan or political about this legislation,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday during a press conference. “We are proud to pass it, we hope, in a bipartisan way.”
In contrast, House Republicans contend that Democrats have done nothing to address the migrant crisis at America’s southern border.
“If Democrats were serious about immigration, they would do something about the humanitarian and national security crisis along our southern border, but Speaker Pelosi has chosen to spend the House’s time on H.R. 6, an expensive, partisan show vote,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said Tuesday in a statement.
“Sadly, Democrats are making us consider a bill to worsen the border crisis by incentivizing more people to cross our borders illegally in hopes of getting a piece of the amnesty pie,” Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said. “No doubt at this very minute, the smuggling cartels are getting the word out: Congress is going to legalize millions.”