Immigration activists have finally realized that Democrats do not actually care about the outcome of Dreamers at all. They don’t care about the people themselves, but rather just the benefits of how they would help their elections.
Activists are angry about being sold out by 73 Congress Democrats, seven of which were members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, after they voted in favor of a bipartisan bill that did not include DACA.
DACA recipient Greisa Martinez Rosas said at an activism network, “Last night immigrant young people and people of conscience fighting for justice were betrayed by both parties.”
Senate Democrats took some cover on the immigration front in the form of a promise from Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is expected to bring to the floor a shell bill Monday for the Senate to generate an immigration bill through the amendment process.
Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) reaped scant praise from immigration advocates for extracting that promise, as he, along with McConnell, was the principal architect of the two-year deal.
But the 73 House Democrats — and Democratic leadership — took the brunt of activists’ rage, both for voting to re-open government and for not getting Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) to make a promise akin to McConnell’s.
Center for Community Change director of immigration Kica Matos said, “We are angry, we are appalled and we are disgusted by Democrats and Republicans alike who so willingly threw immigrant youth under the bus,” she continued, “Let’s call some of them out: They include the 73 House Democrats who betrayed immigrant youth, they include Paul Ryan and they include Chuck Schumer.“
I am not an advocate for amnesty, however, I must say that I am glad to see people finally opening their eyes to how Democrats really are! They are finally seeing that Democrats DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANYONE unless it benefits them.
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