Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough blocked Democrats’ efforts to tie amnesty for approximately 8 million illegal immigrants to the 3.5 trillion dollar budget bill. This is a huge blow to Democrats who believed they would be able to get amnesty through with his budget without any GOP support is now no longer a viable option.
JUST IN: Senate parliamentarian blocks Dems from including amnesty in budget-reconciliation billhttps://t.co/JCquFuCjx0
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) September 20, 2021
Senate Parliamentarian is the official advisor on Senate rules. MacDonough was appointed to her position by Harry Reid in 2012.
This move was extremely disappointing for Senate Democrats. According to the Washington Times, “Senate Democrats have prepared an alternative proposal for the Parliamentarian’s consideration in the coming days,” said Sens. Richard Durbin and Alex Padilla, the two top Democrats on immigration matters in the Judiciary Committee.
Democrats had hoped to use the budget “reconciliation” process to win an amnesty without having to survive a GOP-led filibuster. It was always going to be a tough path, needing all 50 members of the Democratic Caucus on board and the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Kamala Harris.
Ms. MacDonough’s ruling means they might not get the chance.
Radical Squad member from the House Ilhan Omar (D-MN) pushes for Senator Schumer (D-NY) to just ignore the parliamentarian. Coming from a radical democrat who has been accused of breaking laws to get to the United States herself it’s doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
We can’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to do the right thing. https://t.co/r1T7T7uQIP
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 20, 2021
GOP members will take the Parlimetarin’s move as a win. Senate leader Mitch McConnell is happy it failed and issued a statement titled “Democrats’ Failed Effort at Sweeping Amnesty Shows Their Radicalism“
“Senate rules never contemplated a majority circumventing the filibuster by pretending that sweeping and transformational new policies were mere budgetary changes.
“Tonight’s ruling confirms that principle. Democrats will not be able to stuff their most radical amnesty proposals into the reckless taxing and spending spree they are assembling behind closed doors. This just illustrates how radical Democrats’ aspirations are and how unmoored their far-left wish list has become from the procedures they want to use to ram it through.
“Democratic leaders refused to resist their progressive base and stand up for the rule of law, even though our border has never been less secure. After decades of failing to enact their amnesty agenda, Democrats tried this latest unprecedented gambit. It was inappropriate and I’m glad it failed.”
With so many illegals coming across our border every day it is intimidating to think about how many people are in our country that are not supposed to be here. in 2018 a Yale study showed that there were 22 million illegals in our country it is now 3 years later. July and August the CBP reported over 200,000 encounters with migrants, this number doesn’t account for those who slipped through unnoticed. This number is an alarming amount.
With this new roadblock in place stopping amnesty who knows what they will try next.
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