Just when you thought Democrats couldn't get any crazier with their illegal alien amnesty plans...
Yesterday, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (shown above) unveiled a new bill called the U.S. Citizenship Act. The bill does exactly what its title suggests: it offers citizenship to between 11 and 22 million illegal aliens.
Not only does it give illegal aliens a pathway to citizenship, but it even includes illegals with multiple criminal convictions and even illegal aliens who have already been deported! That's right: the Democrats' amnesty plan would take illegal aliens who have already been deported and welcome back into the country to put them on a fast track for citizenship!
Except they wouldn't be called illegal aliens, anymore. The very first section of the bill would rewrite the US Code and replace any mention of "alien" with "non-citizen." Apparently, that is more inclusive and won't hurt as many illegal aliens' feelings...
Once the bill gets past what illegal aliens would be called, it dives right into giving them amnesty, work permits, benefits, and a pathway to citizenship.
The U.S. Citizenship Act would also take Obama's amnesty promises to a new level. Now, illegal aliens with up to three misdemeanor convictions will automatically qualify for amnesty and citizenship and any illegal who committed more crimes than that would be allowed to apply for a waiver. Of course, the bill ensures that any crime connected to illegal entry would not be counted against them. The three-misdemeanor limit would only apply to crimes committed once inside the United States. There is an exception to all of this, though. The Federal Government would also receive the power to give American citizenship to illegal aliens with felony or 4+ misdemeanor convictions, as long as it is "for humanitarian purposes, family unity, or if otherwise in the public interest."
Yes, that is a direct quote... Illegal aliens with felony convictions can be given American citizenship if Democrats believe it would be "in the public interest." That is how twisted the Left is!
But amazingly, it gets worse... Under the Trump administration, more than 900,000 illegal aliens with criminal records were deported from the United States. The bill Democrats just unveiled would welcome them all back in and put them on "probation" so they could work towards becoming American citizens. It would be like the Trump Presidency never even happened...
Apparently there aren't enough illegal alien criminals living here already, Democrats want to import the ones we already deported... Any illegal alien deported before the passage of this bill would be eligible to come back and apply for a pathway to citizenship.
And to put the icing on the proverbial cake, the U.S. Citizenship Act would also order the Department of Homeland Security to invest in "community programs" that can serve as "alternatives to detention." So, when more illegal aliens cross the border in search of amnesty - which they will - they wouldn't go into detention at all. They would just be released into the interior.
Democrats want to force the first votes on the bill as soon as NEXT WEEK. While no Republicans signed on as co-sponsors before it was released, Democrats are growing more confident today that they will be able to get GOPers to sign onto their plan to give illegal alien criminals a pathway to citizenship.
You MUST stop them!
Yes, it is a terrible idea to offer illegal alien criminals US Citizenship. Even the three-misdemeanor cut off is misleading. Oftentimes when illegal aliens are caught committing a crime, Democrat District Attorneys will allow them to plead down to lesser charges to avoid deportation. We saw this happen in states like California, Colorado, and New York when Trump was President.
How does that work? Felony identity theft gets pled down to misdemeanor possession of forged documents. Felony drug dealing can be pled down to misdemeanor possession. Felony weapons charges can be reduced to misdemeanor unlawful firearm possession. Felony assault can get pled down to misdemeanor. In some states, even vehicular manslaughter can be charged as a misdemeanor.
The result is that there are a lot of illegal aliens out there with misdemeanor convictions who should have faced felony charges, but got let off the hook by pro-illegal immigration District Attorneys...
But beyond the danger and insanity of giving illegal alien convicted criminals American citizenship, we also know that this would have devastating political consequences. Democrats want to add all of these illegal aliens to the voter rolls. They know that giving illegal aliens the right to vote would permanently flip states like North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Arizona.
Democrats know if they can get this bill passed, they will control Congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court for generations.
Unfortunately, there are GOP idiots like Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham who think this is a good idea...
Don't let them pass this amnesty bill!