Schumer Calls for Amnesty for Every Illegal Alien in the Country
No sooner had he secured his role as Senate Majority Leader for another two years, Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) dropped any pretense that his party’s immigration goals were limited to gaining amnesty for particular groups of illegal aliens that might be viewed sympathetically, such as those who came to this country as minors.
Schumer’s first public appearance after the midterm elections was a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol, where he was flanked by a phalanx of illegal aliens. The majority leader made it clear that passage of the DREAM Act, an amnesty that would legalize an estimated 4 million people, was only a down payment on amnesty for every illegal alien in the country. In his remarks, Schumer also expressed his disdain for the American people, insinuating that we are not willing or able to do the jobs that need to be done in this country, and are not procreating enough to meet future labor demands.
“Now more than ever we are short of workers,” Schumer said, ignoring the fact that more than one-third of working age adults are not participating in the labor force. “We have a population that is not reproducing on its own with the same level that it used to. The only way we’re going to have a great future in America is if we welcome and embrace immigrants – the Dreamers and all of them, because our ultimate goal is to help the Dreamers but [also] to get a path to citizenship for all 11 million or however many undocumented there are here,” he continued, vastly understating the illegal alien population, which is likely closer to 16 million.
Schumer’s statement and the Biden administration’s actions send an unmistakable message that their party’s immigration position is now open borders and unconditional amnesty for everyone who manages to get here. That, of course, has been true for some time. What is perhaps most shocking is the assertion by the highest ranking congressional Democrat is that allowing untold numbers of foreigners to settle here is “the only way we’re going to have a great future in America.”