Immigration: Democrats Push New Amnesty

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 16, 2021. That’s the idea Democrats are pursuing to force through a large-scale amnesty for illegal immigrants. An amnesty for illegal immigrants does indeed have a fiscal impact — a negative one — but that isn’t what makes it so contentious. At least previous so-called comprehensive immigration bills made a show of emphasizing enforcement as the trade-off for an amnesty, whereas Democrats now want only amnesty. It would flash another green light to would-be migrants to come here illegally, and, when illegal immigrants get green cards, they can begin to bring in relatives.


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