Monday, September 04, 2017

Fixing DACA, Bull-Rushing Ryan: America First

Sen. Tom Cotton has an interesting idea.

..."We ought to take care of them," Cotton said in a telephone conversation Sunday, noting that DACA recipients arrived in this country illegally "through no fault of their own."

"In any legislative fix, I would like to see them receive a green card," Cotton said. At the same time, he continued, "We ought to recognize that giving them legal status has two problems. First, it creates a whole new class of people who will then be eligible for a green card and citizenship -- namely, the extended family members of those who will receive legal status who can, through chain migration, get legal status themselves."

"Second," Cotton said, "it will encourage more illegal immigration."...

Solution?  Yup.  Cotton has that, too.

...The first problem can be fixed by passing the RAISE Act, Cotton said -- the bill Cotton has sponsored with fellow GOP Sen. David Perdue that would strictly limit chain migration as well as re-balance current immigration policy in favor of skilled immigrants.

The second problem could be addressed by extending E-verify across the country, which Cotton called "the best way to reduce more illegal immigration."...

Paul Ryan is--among other things--a rabid "open borders" guy.  In order for Cotton's legislation to prevail, Ryan must be told that he should STFU and sit down.  In fact, the halcyon days of the Left-ish Pubbie closed out at the end of the Bush II Administration.

Now it's back to America First.

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