WASHINGTON, DC – Five Democrats who had previously voted to deny illegal immigrant gang members from receiving amnesty reversed course and instead voted to block a motion that was intended to ensure it would not be granted to criminals.
In 2019, Reps. Angie Craig (D-MN), Jared Golden (D-ME), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Josh Harder (D-CA) and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) voted in favor of a Republican motion to ensure that illegal immigrant gang members would not receive amnesty under the American Dream and Promise Act, which was brought up by the Democrats, according to a report by Breitbart.
Dems keep exposing their real agenda & it certainly doesn’t include the safety & well being of US citizens. I’m sure their defense will somehow include “but Trump didn’t like gang members & that was soooo mean, so we have to welcome & embrace them.”
— Darnell (@DarnellB2232) March 19, 2021
On Thursday, the same five Democrats voted against a motion offered by Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN) to ensure that illegal immigrant gang members would not be eligible for amnesty through the H.R. 6 American Dream and Promise Act bill.
Stauber, a former Duluth, Minnesota, police officer, offered a motion to recommit on the H.R. 6 bill, which seeks to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.
— GovTrack.🇺🇸 (@govtrack) March 19, 2021
On the House floor, Stauber said in part:
“I speak to families back home. We understand that there are individuals and children in this country who were brought here through no fault of their own. They’re understanding and compassionate people who want a solution that is fair and just.
“But something that I also hear from these same families is their concern and fear for providing green cards and paths to citizenship to gang members and criminals.
“The text of this bill only compounds those fears, preventing the United States government from using readily available information to remove gang members who are national security threats and other public safety threats.
🚨 KEY VOTE #1🚨
Vote “NO” on American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6)
This bill grants amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and gives them full voting rights!
We will include this bill on our legislative scorecard.https://t.co/73EKxPVoZb
— Heritage Action (@Heritage_Action) March 17, 2021
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“This motion to recommit ensures that those individuals whose applications would be denied on the basis of criminal grounds, national security grounds, public safety risks or as gang members are considered by the Department of Homeland Security for removal from the United States.
“Under H.R. 6, information provided in an application for a green card may not be used for the purposes of immigration enforcement – even if DHS denies the application or it’s withdrawn.
“This means that if an applicant has a murder conviction, a rape conviction, or if the applicant is a gang member, and DHS knows about it because of the application, DHS can’t even refer that person for removal.”
Stauber urged passing of the motion:
“If Democrats see fit to listen to the America people and exclude these criminals and gang members from receiving green cards under H.R.6, then they should vote for this Motion to Recommit to ensure those dangerous individuals are denied a safe haven here in our neighborhoods and communities where our children go to school and play.”
The motion to recommit, if passed, would have mandated that the bill return to the committees of origin so Stauber’s amendment could be added. The bill would then have returned to the floor for a vote again.
However, Stauber’s motion was blocked. There were 216 Democrats who voted against his motion while 203 Republicans voted in favor of it.
CORRECTION: 203 Yeas, 216 Nays
— Republican Cloakroom (@RepCloakroom) March 18, 2021
Stauber’s amendment was intended to ensure that gang members could not receive amnesty under H.R. 6 and that federal authorities could use state or federal data on their criminal histories to deny amnesty petitions. H.R. 6 does not allow federal authorities to do this.
Stauber’s amendment would have also allowed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deport illegal immigrant gang members.
What the hell have Democrats done for millennials or US Citizen Minority “DREAMERS” except bus them to the polls following church services ? oh wait, US Citizen minorities don’t “dream”, only illegal aliens do that….
— Paulus Anonymous (@arizman2) March 18, 2021
Sponsored by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), the H.R. 6 American Dream and Promise Act bill passed on March 18 by a vote of 228-197.
After the House vote on H.R. 6- the American Dream and Promise Act our folks in Nevada had the following to say:
— Mi Familia Vota (@MiFamiliaVota) March 18, 2021
According to CNN, nine Republicans voted with Democrats in support: Reps. Don Bacon of Nebraska, David Valadao of California, Fred Upton of Michigan, Dan Newhouse of Washington, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Chris Smith of New Jersey and Maria Elvira Salazar, Carlos Gimenez and Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida.
Both bills passed the Congress and will go To a senate vote. In order for the bills to pass, a 60 “yes” votes will be needed https://t.co/Cm2CnOBAto
— Ricki Ruiz (@RickiRuizOR) March 19, 2021
In addition to the H.R. 6 bill, the House also voted to pass H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, bipartisan legislation from Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California and Newhouse, according to CNN.
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