The Republican Establishment’s New Talking Point: “De Facto Amnesty”
It is clear that someone in the Republican hierarchy has decided that calling the failure of the federal government to secure the border and enforce current immigration law “de facto amnesty” will convince Americans that the Gang of Eight atrocity is the only alternative. This is pure duplicity. These Republicans are decrying de facto amnesty while giving their full support to de jure amnesty.The answer to our “broken immigration system” is not amnesty. The answer is a Congress that does its constitutional duty in ensuring that the President “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”Too bad Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Kelly Ayotte, Lamar Alexander, and Paul Ryan are members of Congress who are more concerned with parroting the Party line than they are about upholding their oath of office.
“Our current immigration system is a disaster. What we have now is de facto amnesty.” U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida)“[T]he status quo isn’t working – it’s de facto amnesty.” U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)“Millions here illegally have de facto amnesty.” U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee)“I’ve got a news flash for those who want to call people names on amnesty. What we have now is de facto amnesty.” U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky)“What we have right now is de facto amnesty – meaning there are currently 11 million immigrants living undocumented and without legal status in the United States.” U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)
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