Published On: Wed, Jul 21st, 2021

House Republicans Urge Biden to Reject Democrat Push for Amnesty for Some Illegal Immigrants

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Two dozen House Republicans are urging President Joe Biden to reject calls from congressional Democrats to include amnesty for some illegal immigrants in their $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package. “Including amnesty for millions of illegal aliens in this reconciliation package further exacerbates and incentivizes Biden’s raging border invasion, converting it into a permanent crisis,” Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.), who led the GOP contingent, said in a letter to Biden (pdf). “Using reconciliation circumvents any objections to amnesty,” Good said in a statement. “My letter urges President Biden to stop pandering to the radical left and put the safety and security of the American people first.” Last week, Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee said they reached an agreement on a $3.5 trillion package that they will try to pass through the budget reconciliation process via a simple majority, sidestepping the need for any Republican backing. The package—which is separate from a $600 …

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