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jueves, 15 de febrero de 2018

John McCain’s immigration plan would legalize even criminals

Despite being diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hasn’t stepped down from his powerful seat in the Senate. And though he has not returned to Washington since the holiday break in December, McCain has been staying active in his role, keeping his social media accounts active and even working on a bipartisan immigration reform bill.

The bill, which McCain is introducing alongside fellow Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), isn’t impressing Republicans, however: iwould not only offer a path to citizenship for so-called Dreamers, but it would inexplicably protect high school gang members who are illegal immigrants from deportation.

What gives?

A Horrible Idea

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) weighed in on McCain and Coons’ plan on Wednesday, saying in a statement that the bill would invite “widespread fraud,” since it allows illegal immigrants to “attest to their own qualifications” for remaining in the United States.

According to the DHS, the plan also offers “exceptionally generous” amnesty to more than three million illegal immigrants. In addition, it calls for yet another study on border security, putting off any real action — including President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall — until 2021.

“The McCain-Coons proposal does not authorize a single penny for appropriations for border security, ensuring that our nation’s border is never secured or our national security protected,” the department wrote in a memo. “Rather than securing the border, the McCain-Coons proposal requires the DHS to submit a strategy on border security to Congress — something that DHS has already done.”

McCain’s plan also reportedly directs more foreign aid to Central American countries, pushing additional taxpayer funds to nations that already receive money from illegal immigrants inside the United States.

Always Compromising

While the plan is being labeled bipartisan, it seems that the only people compromising in the deal are Republicans. Democrats will continue to enjoy little-to-no crackdowns on sanctuary cities and citizenships for illegal immigrants.

And it isn’t hard to guess why they want illegal immigrants to stay: in January, a Democrat memo leaked that called Dreamers “critical” to the “future electoral success” of the left.

So while Republicans don’t get the increased border security they’ve been pushing for for years, the Democrats will get everything they’ve been asking for in McCain’s deal.

McCain is looking less and less like a conservative every day. Maybe it’s time for him to say goodbye to politics for good.