Skip to comments.Senate Dems introduce legislation to roll back Trump's immigration actions
Posted on 02/16/2017 9:11:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Democrats in the Senate on Thursday introduced legislation to rescind President Donald Trump's executive order prioritizing deportation of "criminal" undocumented immigrants.
Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hironio introduced the legislation. The Senators said the bill is designed to keep immigrant families together and they urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
During a press conference, Cortez Masto said Trump's administration has created an "unprecedented deportation machine" following high-profile immigration raids.
The Democratic-led legislation would also roll back Trump's order targeting so-called "sanctuary cities"-- cities that do not deport undocumented immigrants despite federal law. Trump threatened such cities would lose federal funding.
"The president's executive order sends a clear message to our immigrant families: You are a target for deportation," Cortez Masto said.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Friday defended the actions of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers following reports of immigration raids.
Fams can stay together while going back to Mexico, Especially if they have no interest in learning English.
...Next, he should pull an Eisenhower....
Operation Wetback, or Normandy invasion?
I guess we can ship all the illegals to Nevada, Illinois & Hawaii, since they seem to like them so much.
Grandstanding. They know full well this has zero chance of passing.
Uh, Trump is going to rescind the Order himself and issue a new one.
Don’t these Morons have more constructive things to do like confirming the rest of President Trump’s Cabinet Nominees?
First it has to make it to the floor.
Last I checked, that’s controlled by the Republicans.
McConnell needs to be running the Senate 24/7 until further notice.
Good luck with that, snowflakes!
the democrat party—is the party of criminals
they support criminal illegals, criminal sanctuary cities, they are the choice of criminal voters, they are supported by criminal rioters
Everywhere you look the democrats are connected with criminal behavior.
First Shift- Regular Order
Second Shift - Debate on future actions
Third Shift -Rat Moonbat wailing against the Moon
The HOR is more "loyal", but only because they have to be re-elected every two years.
I guess I can give them a pass on this waste of time, considering how many times the Republicans tried to repeal Obamacare knowing full well it had no chance of passing.
Trump should have these people arrested for obstruction of justice.
their actions are straight out of FM3-90 appendix B, tactical Mission tasks: Block, Contain, Delay, Disrupt, Fix, Isolate, Suppress. This is war without all the bullets.
Where is the legislation to immunize citizens from the laws so that families can stay together?
Why should foreigners get to break laws and citizens still go to jail?
I am so sick of these people! They abort their potential voters and now they’re desparate to import illegals to take their place. ESAD, dims.
Exactly right. 2/3 of the GOP Senators are Cheap Labor Express stooges.
Alexander, Corker, Hatch, Heller, Flake, Hoeven, Murkowsky, McCain, Graham, Rubio, Ayotte and Kirk voted for the Gang of Amnesty bill. More of them would have if they were needed.
Only Ayotte and Kirk were removed from office.
McCain, Rubio, Murkowsky and Hoeven were all rewarded with another term for their perfidy.
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