15 Pro-Migrant GOP Reps. Push for DACA Amnesty Vote

Breitbart: Fifteen Republicans have quickly signed a “discharge petition” that would allow Democrats to push a no-strings amnesty for roughly 3 million ‘DACA’ illegals through the House this month.

The amnesty vote will be forced if the discharge petition is signed by 25 GOP legislators plus all Democratic legislators — providing the GOP legislators do not reverse their votes when they face pressure from the GOP’s leadership, led by outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan.

The amnesty push is a political challenge for Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the likely replacement for Ryan.

“The goal is to empower each member of the House, including the speaker, to advance the solution that each member believes is the best one for this challenge and to try to gain supporters for that solution,” said Florida Rep. Carolus Curbelo, who faces a tough election this November. “This institution should be driven by courage, not by cowardice,” Curbelo told CNN.

Curbelo launched the petition with Texas Rep. Will Hurd and California Rep. Jeff Denham.

They were quickly backed up by Reps. David Valadao, Mario Diaz-Balart, Mia Love, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Charles Dent, Fred Upton, David Reichert, Mike Coffman, Chris Collins, John Faso, Mark Amodei, and Elise Stefanik.

Other GOP legislators who may sign the petition include Washington’s Rep. Dan Newhouse, Idaho’s Mike Simpson, Illinois’ Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger, Indiana Rep. Susan Brooks, Maine Rep. Bruce Poliquin, New Jersey Reps. Frank LoBiondo, Leonard Lance, Tom MacArthur and John Katko, Pennsylvania’s Brian Fitzpatrick, Pat Meehan, and Ryan Costello, plus Virginia’s Scott Taylor.

The House clerk posts the growing list of legislators who have signed the petition.

The discharge petition process is rarely used. It allows a majority of House members to force a floor vote despite opposition from the House leadership.

This pending petition would schedule a rare “Queen of the Hill” debate where House legislators could vote on four rival immigration and amnesty legislative packages.

But the Democrats will likely vote as a bloc for a no-strings amnesty bill. In turn, that amnesty bill likely would be pushed by business lobbyists who can deliver votes from a bloc of business-first GOP legislators, including several legislators who have already announced their retirement. That combination of Democrats and business-first GOPers would provide a House majority for the amnesty.

Business groups are pushing for a DACA amnesty to prevent wage increases in a tight labor market, and also to block the pro-American immigration reforms pushed by President Donald Trump. One of the business groups pushing the amnesty is FWD.us, which was formed by Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley investors to limit salaries for U.S. college-graduates:  more


10 Comments on 15 Pro-Migrant GOP Reps. Push for DACA Amnesty Vote

  1. It’s all about kindness, and compassion.
    Oh, and cheap labor, Don’t forget about the cheap labor.

  2. A Congressional “discharge” petition!? That’s what I’ve been calling for! For years!

    Wait… Their’s doesn’t involve pols and lampposts? Oh. Then never mind.

  3. Notice all the latino reps, they sure leave little doubt about where their loyalty stands.

  4. Bullchit. Scrap it. This is nothing but a underhanded sneaky way by the likes of Flake/Ryan et al to give Trump (and supporters) the middle finger on their way out the door.
    Now that TX+6 states to end DACA is back winding its way thru the courts and prob up to SCOTUS, they realize DACA is unconstitutional.
    Congress won’t fully fund the wall, nor will they close the loopholes. Their hatred of Americans is on full display and they’re running out of time before midterms.

  5. Mia Love, my representative and a puppet of Freedom Works. I will have to swallow my vomit and vote for her in November, because her Democrat challenger was the Salt Lake County Mayor who designated my neighborhood for a single mens’ homeless shelter (and it was the Republican Legislature that gave the funding and tied the hands of local municipalities from banning such shelters in their cities — and my Republican legislator just stood around and acted dumb, saying only, “better your neighborhood than mine.”).


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