Democrats push for accelerated legalization of illegal immigrants during coronavirus pandemic

Forty million Americans have lost their job.  There are 21 million getting unemployment insurance.  While honest Americans, victims of a virus and government, are trying to survive, Democrats want to use this disaster as an excuse to give citizenship to those who have broken our laws.

“”They should be granted legalization and put on a path toward documented status and citizenship,” Sen. Kamala Harris says

Yes, our own Senator wants to double down on making more Americans unemployed, while rewarding people who violate our laws.  In 1986 we passed immigration reform that legalized many illegal aliens.  That told others to come into our nation, we will allow law breakers to become citizens.  Now, 34 years later the Democrats continue to hate honesty and the Rule of Law.  Glad Trump would veto any such bill.

Democrats push for accelerated legalization of illegal immigrants during coronavirus pandemic

“They should be granted legalization and put on a path toward documented status and citizenship,” Sen. Kamala Harris says

By , Just the News,  5/27/20 

Senate Democrats argued Wednesday that Congress should provide accelerated legal status to illegal immigrants during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Of course we should move toward legal status for the undocumented as quickly as we can,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent who caucuses with Democrats, said during a virtual town hall organized by the League of United Latin American Citizens.

“If this crisis has told us anything it’s that some of the most essential people in this country, the people who are working in our farms, the people are producing the food that we need, the people working in our grocery stores, who are driving our buses, these are often Latino. These are often other minorities and these are sometimes undocumented people,” he also said.

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), also suggested Congress provide legal status to all illegal immigrants as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“We have to find, for all of these groups, a path to legalization and it should be accelerated,” said Menendez, translated from Spanish.

“We can’t say that somebody is essential and then say they are actually illegal,” added Menendez, a longtime supporter of providing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants residing in the country.

Moderator Jorge Ramos, a Univision News reporter, asked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) if it’s “realistic” to ask for legalization of illegal immigrants during the pandemic.

“Of course it is,” she replied. “The short answer is yes they should be granted legalization and put on a path toward documented status and citizenship.”

Critic of such plans argue that the United States’ first priority is take care of Americans, especially during a pandemic with record-high unemployment, before granting legalization to illegal immigrants, which provides them with access to more government-funded benefits. 

LULAC National President Domingo Garcia said the group is asking lawmakers to provide “emergency temporary protected status” for all illegal immigrants in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic

Garcia said his group is advocating for the temporary status so they can continue “working without the fear” of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents “or the fear of them not being able to see a doctor or go to the hospital because they’re afraid their information is going to be given to an ICE agent.”

Garcia also said the pandemic highlights the need for Congress to pass a bipartisan bill to give legal status to illegal immigrants.

“I’m hoping that reasonable Republicans, like maybe Marco Rubio, and the senator from Utah [Mitt Romney] are able to come and work with Democrats and come up with a bipartisan bill that at least gives legalization status to all the immigrants in this country in this pandemic. I think it would be great,” he said.

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Comments

  1. Really??? says

    Harris decided long ago her path to wealth and power was with the Radical Aspects of the Democrat Party.

    As an attorney she has taken the position the laws defending the legal borers of this nation are wrong under the world view of the Socialist and Communists who want no borders or rule of national law.

    The simple answer is to deport all of the illegals. If needed then buy off the nations where they came from as protection money for a year.

    Harris, Brown, Newsom, and the idiot Attorney General are using illegals to vote, want to give felons the right to vote, defend illegal voter registration, and the list goes on.

    No rational person would vote for this. Yep that is a shot ar everyone that votes Democrat.

  2. Rottweiler says

    Would you expect anything less with these anti-American, corrupt and disgusting Democratic losers? They never disappoint because their progressive leanings are about as transparent as clear water. This is what the people want and that is why the more enlightened are leaving.

  3. Daniel Wright says

    There is no underhanded, Un-American scheme the Democrats won’t use to gain power and win elections. It’s a shame there are so many blinded sheeple who are willing to vote for these crooks in exchange for the table scraps they get in exchange. It seems that living on their knees rather than standing like free people is OK with them.

  4. Shanthamurthy Hanumantharayappa says

    I urge the bill of turning illegals to legalize is going to makes lots of difference for revenue increases by tax payers and can recover the loss incurred during Pandemic situations.

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