On Sunday, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) gave a little unsolicited advice to the Republican Party: pass immigration reform, or face an era of Democratic dominance. “What I cannot support, and what I believe the community cannot support at the end of the day is that we’re going to have triggers that can never be achieved in terms of border security as an impediment to the pathway to legalization and citizenship,” Menendez said, trying to downplay any notion of border security as an integral part of immigration reform.
He added, “I would tell my Republican colleagues, both in the House and the Senate, that the road to the White House comes through a road with a pathway to legalization. Without it, there will never be a road to the White House for the Republican Party.”
Menendez said that the immigration reform bill would easily surpass 60 votes in the Senate, and that the vote would put pressure on the House to “be on the right side of history.”