Democrats in the Progressive Caucus are warning lawmakers that intend to block the so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill, which 19 GOP members support, unless complete amnesty is passed for illegals in Congress.
This week,19 Senate RINOs joined Democrats to pass the Infrastructure bill in a 69-30 vote.
But now, Progressive Democrats are saying they will oppose the bill if moderate Democrats and Republicans do not pass a $3.5 trillion budget which includes amnesty for illegals.
In a message to Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Democratic Congress-members Pramila Japayal (WA), Katie Porter (CA), and Ilhan Omar (MN) stated that the majority of Progressive Democrats will not back the infrastructure bill until the budget resolution includes amnesty and is approved by Congress.
As we reported, Pelosi and Schumer have hinted that they see the infrastructure bill as a baby step to amnesty.
“The votes in the Senate and House depend on us getting both bills,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi, though, is coming under backlash from her caucus with swing district Dems wanting her to untie the infrastructure bill from the Dem budget with amnesty.
Swing state Dems within the Senate, like Democrats Joe Manchin (from WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (from AZ), have warned against a resolution that has amnesty. This week, Manchin stated that he had “serious issues” with the program, while Sinema showed her opposition last month.
The amnesty would cost the taxpayers about $107 billion, though the cost in lowered or lost wages for America’s working class will possibly beat that estimate significantly.
An amnesty plan to flood America would wreck the labor market with millions of new workers and would come as almost 16 million Americans are jobless, but all are seeking full-time employment. Another 4.6 million are underemployed but would like a full-time job.
Already, current immigration is putting downward pressure on United State wages while redistributing around $500 billion in wealth from America’s middle and working class, toward companies and new immigrants, according to the National Academies of Sciences.
The Congressional Budget Office has routinely found that amnesty for illegals would be a net money drain on taxpayers while pushing down American wages.
Author: Blake Ambrose