John McCain supports move to force immigration vote
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Senator John McCain may be on his death bed, but he is still a thorn in the side of this president.
Saturday afternoon, McCain sent out a tweet encouraging bringing immigration legislation that is undocumented immigrant friendly to the floor for a vote…
I strongly support the bipartisan effort in the House to file a discharge petition to reopen the debate on immigration reform and bring up our #USAAct for a vote. Congress can’t ignore this critical issue – and the many lives it impacts – any longer.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) June 2, 2018
Crossing the Line
During the presidential campaign, Trump made it very clear he was going to end DACA and lock down our borders.
The first step in the process was to cancel DACA and find some reasonable solution everyone could live with regarding the undocumented immigrants Obama allowed to stay in our country.
Trump, even against his supporters wishes, offered an olive branch to Democrats with an exemption for millions of DACA recipients and their family members to stay in the country, but end the program.
Democrats balked at the offer and refused to come to the table.
Now, several Republicans, McCain included, have put together the Uniting and Securing American Act.
So far, 190 Democrats and 23 Republicans have gotten behind the legislation.
In order to advance, the legislation needs 218 signatures.
While only being five signatures short, McCain’s appeal just may nudge anyone on the wall on this legislation to put their name on it as well.
Needless to say, this legislation is very forgiving as well as offering permanent resident status for DACA recipients.
In addition to endorsing this legislation, McCain took yet another shot at Trump.
The dying senator ripped Trump’s immigration policy.
McCain stated, “President Trump’s decision to eliminate DACA is the wrong approach to immigration policy at a time when both sides of the aisle need to come together to reform our broken immigration system and secure the border.”
Trump is trying to secure the border, but people like McCain continue to block him.
As far as the broken immigration system is concerned, look no further than the last three or four presidents for that fault, all presidents who have been celebrated by McCain.
Maybe if he would keep his mouth shut and let Trump do his job, it would have already been fixed!