The legislation that was proposed by Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) that would have granted amnesty to illegal aliens in order to inflate the United States labor market with more foreign workers is reportedly “dead for now” in the lame duck Congress, according to reports.
During the last few weeks, Tillis and Sinema have discussed a plan allowing illegal aliens who enrolled and were eligible for Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program amnesty while opening up the labor market to foreigners. The plan would have given Border Patrol agents big pay raises for tackling record-breaking illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border in exchange for illegal and legal immigration expansion provisions.
This deal was as bad as it gets.
No amnesty for illegal aliens. https://t.co/lYRFHu0BLx
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) December 15, 2022
The plan has failed to gain traction in the lame-duck Congress and is “dead for now,” reports Arizona Central. “A last-ditch effort by Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to provide an estimated 2 million undocumented youth with legal status in exchange for stronger border security measures failed to gain enough support in the U.S. Senate to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to advance legislation,” the newspaper reported.
As big donors to Tillis and Sinema, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the Koch network, and the National Restaurant Association, along with billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us hoped to carry the amnesty to passage in the lame duck session with lobbying campaigns.
Activists and big businesses have been pushing for an amnesty through the lame-duck Congress even though Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has repeatedly said that amnesty would not be considered.
In his moderate policy, McCarthy could help push the federal government toward the center of public opinion. Millions of young Americans would get decent jobs, own homes, start families and vote Republican due to that policy.
Government policies have forced millions of Americans out of the labor market, and many have not been rehired because of Democrats’ preference for importing competent, reliable, and cheaper foreign workers from other countries.