FAIR Applauds Senate Parliamentarian for Rejecting Massive Illegal Alien Amnesty as Part of Budget Reconciliation Bill
(December 17, 2021, Washington, D.C.) — The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to yesterday’s ruling by the Senate parliamentarian rejecting the inclusion of significant immigration policy changes in the budget reconciliation bill:
“For the third time, Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough rejected attempts by Senate Democrats to use the budget reconciliation process to enact a sweeping amnesty for as many as 7 million illegal aliens. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) applauds Ms. MacDonough for her integrity and ensuring that longstanding rules of the Senate were not subverted to achieve partisan political ends.
“Sadly, Senate Democrats, who hold the majority in that body solely because Vice President Kamala Harris can cast the tie-breaking vote, have made repeated attempts to use budget reconciliation to make an end run around normal legislative procedures. We hope that this, her third rejection of these tactics, will finally put an end to their efforts to abuse the process in order to reward illegal aliens.”
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