Sen. Marsha Blackburn recently spoke with Newsmax where she stated that current legislation known as the American Dream and Promise Act, known as H.R. 6, has several big problems including the fact that it offers blanket amnesty for all immigrants, not just those considered “Dreamers.”
“The bill does have problems if you’re going to give amnesty to three million people, not just the 650,000 that are involved in the DACA program,” the Tennessee senator stated during a talk with Newsmax’s “John Bachman Now.” “If you’re just going to do blankets and say okay, we’re going to cover everybody, then think about who all gets included in this.”
The bill, as written, grants citizenship not only to those who arrived to the United States as children and are covered under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, enacted in 2012, but for people who now have temporary permission to stay in the United States, according to The Washington Post.
The problem with that, said Blackburn, is that there are people who are criminals who could be granted citizenship as a result.
“We know that there are people that are this (criminals) because we know that there are people that are connected to MS-13 gangs,” the senator went on to say. “We know that there are people that are connected to drug trafficking, to labor crews, to sex trafficking. What you don’t want to do is have a blanket that is going to normalize or reward people that have come in and said we are going to come in and outside of the rule of law. And you don’t want to allow these individuals to push forward in the queue in front of individuals that have been working for years to earn. U. S citizenship.”
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have continued to do absolutely nothing to solve the border crisis as insanely large numbers of individuals continue crossing over into the United States illegally.