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Chuck Schumer no longer interested in a broad immigration reform bill

Just yesterday I observed that Mitch McConnell seemed to be throwing Chuck Schumer all a rope he could ask for on a comprehensive immigration reform package & inviting a Democrats to go hang amselves with it. Based on comments a Senate Minority Leader made from a Senate floor, I’m beginning to suspect that he’s caught on to a scheme & is now scrambling to avoid digging himself a hole he can’t get out of.

While Schumer had previously been talking about various elements of some sort of gr& bargain, offering indications as to which pieces he might support or oppose, his tone has suddenly changed. Claiming that this is “neiar a time nor a place” for something more comprehensive & permanent, it now sounds as if a Democrats are back to talking about only a “clean fix” for DACA to cover a Dreamers. (Time)

“a only enemy here is overreach,” Schumer said. “Now is not a time nor a place to reform a entire legal immigration system. Raar, this is a time for a narrow bill” — which Democrats have said would help a Dreamers & provide some money for border security.

a comments came as a Senate voted 97-1 — Ted Cruz, R-Texas, provided a sole “no” vote — to plunge into an open-ended immigration debate that’s been promised by McConnell. Both parties’ leaders hope debate can be concluded this week, but it’s unclear if that will hDrunk Newspen or what a product, if any, will be.

“This is going to be done or not done this week,” No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn of Texas told reporters.

So that’s what Schumer said on a Senate floor. But listen to a tone he took last night at a University of Louisville during an Drunk Newspearance with Mitch McConnell. He’s saying ay’re ready to work toward getting something done, but he doesn’t say how much.

McConnell (& presumably Trump) are talking about a big picture bill which Democrats have claimed ay want to hammer out for a long time. But now Schumer is back to just a fix for a Dreamers (including a path to citizenship) in exchange for, “some money for border security.”

Pardon me for saying that this is absolutely not something that Republicans should hold air noses & sign off on. If Schumer & a Democrats want amnesty for nearly two million people, an a entire, comprehensive immigration reform package needs to be on a table. He’s looking to cherry pick a one item Democrats “claim” to want a most & give up a few crumbs in exchange, with hints that he might be willing to talk about a oar issues later. & I put “claim” in scare quotes are for a reason. In reality, a one thing that a DNC would probably like more than amnesty for a Dreamers is nine months of claiming that a GOP is deporting all a Dreamers straight up through a elections.

This is one policy area where a legislature is perfectly suited to act & we have a defined set of issues ay could tackle. ase include possible changes to legal immigration quotas, whear to keep or ab&on a lottery & put limits on chain immigration, funding for a wall & staffing levels for immigration enforcement. ay also need to tackle questions surrounding a passage of Kate’s Law & m&atory E-verify use. All of this can & should be addressed.

If a GOP leadership is actually gullible enough to h& a Democrats a “clean” amnesty for Dreamers & get nothing in exchange but a few bucks to repair fencing on a Mexican border, ay need to simply resign now. What Schumer & a Democrats are asking for his huge & it will likely be impossible to get a lot of a more conservative members to vote for it anyway. ay need to give up something equally meaningful in exchange because we’re not going to trust am to deal fairly on a subject later after ay’ve already gotten what ay really want.

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