Related Democrats suffered yet another stinging defeat on Thursday when Senator Elizabeth MacDonough of the Senate rejected a third attempt to deliver on their “Building Better Again” proposal. with amnesty for illegal aliens.
“These are significant policy changes with the same long-term effects as the changes we’ve reviewed before and larger than the budgetary impact,” her guidance reads.
Because Congressional Democrats lacked the votes in the U.S. Senate to pass the bill the traditional way (passing 60 votes), they planned to pass a budget adjustment, a process that requires majority of 51 simple votes.
The problem is that the budget matching rules are very strict, where any bill passed through this method has to be consistent with fiscal policy. Amnesty is clearly not. Democrats however tried again many times follow the rules but to no avail.
“This guidance is the latest setback to Democrats’ hopes of including immigration reform in the spending bill. MacDonough previously rejected two plans from Democrats that would provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants,” according to the statement. Hill.
“The third plan stopped there, exacerbating some activists and progressives. It will grant 6.5 million foreign nationals a parole status that will grant them work and travel permits for five years,” the outlet reported on Thursday night after MacDonough’s refusal.
To be clear, the proposal being sought by Democrats has nothing to do with legal “immigration.” It is only concerned with illegal migration.
The Senate congressman justifiably rejected Dem’s attempt to include a major pardon in the budget bill.
– NumbersUSA (@NumbersUSA) December 17, 2021
The bad news for Republicans is that Democrats could try again. The good news is, according to reports, they don’t currently have a legitimate backup plan.
“Not at this point,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Dick Durbin said when asked if there was a “Plan D.” or not.
After the immigration provisions were rejected by the Senate, Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin said “not at this time” when asked by Mr. @tedbarrettcnn if there is a “plan D.” Says they are “considering what options are left.”
– Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 16, 2021
Remember, however, that leftist activists are pressuring Democrats to ignore MacDonough’s ruling and proceed as planned, in violation of Senate rules.
MPs are not elected and maintaining their “rule” is an option.
– Stephen Spaulding (@SteveESpaulding) December 17, 2021
People often ask me what Reid would do differently. The theory is hard: can he get Manchin and Sinema? Idk. But there’s one thing that I’m confident of: the minute he realizes Dem’s agenda revolves around a 50/50 majority, he’ll be replacing the MP.
– Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson) December 17, 2021
Very disappointing ruling from the congressman. I hold my immigrant family who need relief in my heart. We will continue to fight to force the Democratic trio to settle one way or another. They must pass the congressman or end the process. No excuses.
– Kai Newkirk (@kai_newkirk) December 17, 2021
– Common dreams (@commondreams) December 17, 2021
Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center and the NILC Immigrant Justice Foundation, has said that Democrats should use “their power under existing Senate rules to sidestep the will congressional advice and enact permanent safeguards.”
“It is time for Senate leaders to take back control of the legislative process. … The Senate has received some bad advice that should be ignored,” agreed co-chair of the American Corporate Immigration Coalition Mike Fernandez.
The only legal way to pass MacDonough would be through a 60-vote majority. The other way would be to reuse the nuclear option. But the last time Democrats used the nuclear option, it backfired “hugely” in their faces.
Harry Reid Haunts Dems as Mitch McConnell Denuclearizes Before Fast-Track Conservative Judges https://t.co/LA7avT1CMt
– Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 4, 2019
Meanwhile, Republicans hope Democrats return to the negotiating table and stop trying to unilaterally legislate.
“Since congressmen have not authorized immigration regulations in the BBB, now for the 3rd time, will congressmen now work with Republicans to pass consensus legislation or simply continue to over-consent. and over-distributing on immigration and border security issues?” Sen John Cornyn tweeted Friday morning.
Since the congressman has not authorized immigration provisions in the BBB, now for the 3rd time, will the Ds now work with Republicans to pass consensus legislation or simply continue over-agreed and divided excessive coordination on border security and immigration issues?
– Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) December 17, 2021
For her part, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has signaled that she wants Senate Democrats to make a fourth attempt.
“Achieving legal protections for undocumented immigrants in the Better Rebuilding Act has long been a priority for Congressional Democrats and the American people — and we will continue to do so.” continue to consider every possible option to do so,” she said in a statement released Friday morning.
Pelosi released a statement about the congressman’s guidance rejecting immigration reform in Building a Better Back. She does not recommend that the Vice President overtake the Senator. pic.twitter.com/ovZZs2eopZ
– Eric Michael Garcia (@EricMGarcia) December 17, 2021
Senate Democrats have signaled that they intend to do exactly that:
Dem leaders say they are not done trying to immigrate to the BBB
“We strongly disagree with the Senate congressman’s interpretation of our immigration proposal, and we will pursue every avenue to achieve citizenship in the Better Rebuilding Act. .” pic.twitter.com/QEBctCHyY1
– Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 17, 2021
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/12/17/dems-third-attempt-to-stuff-amnesty-in-bbb-bill-rejected-scramble-for-plan-d-is-on-1177098/ THIRD Dems attempt to cram amnesty in BBB bill rejected, ‘Plan D’ scramble is on