A plan being negotiated by Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) would give amnesty to about two million illegal aliens enrolled in and eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a new report suggests.
According to the Washington Post, Tillis and Sinema are negotiating a DACA amnesty plan that would provide green cards — and eventually naturalized American citizenship — to about two million illegal aliens.
In addition, the Tillis-Sinema plan would build processing centers along the United States-Mexico border to more quickly send border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. interior, while keeping the public health authority known as Title 42 — used as a vital border control — temporarily in place.
Also, the plan would increase spending for Border Patrol by $25 billion.
Breitbart News requested further details on the plan from Tillis’s office but did not receive a response at the time of publication.
RJ Hauman with the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) told Breitbart News that an amnesty for illegal aliens would only exacerbate current record-shattering illegal immigration levels; 2.3 million are projected to have been apprehended by this year’s end.
“One would think that the utter disaster wrought by the Biden administration’s handling of the border, and our immigration system overall, would put an end to Republicans like Senator Tillis viewing an amnesty deal as the only path forward,” Hauman said.
There is no indication that the plan has the necessary support among Senate Republicans and Democrats to pass through the lame-duck Congress. Other reports suggest that the plan is far from being finalized and may not be before the legislative session ends:
Senate aide familiar with talks: "It’s an incomplete and outdated discussion draft. There is no final agreement on a deal and a lot of details would still need to be worked out."
Border security component would be $25B plus if they were ever able to land it https://t.co/VG6ElSqeIh
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) December 5, 2022
.@SenThomTillis to me on Thursday on the progress of these immigration talks: “We’re talking about it. You know, we have a very limited runway and a big plane to land.”
Also said they couldn’t move forward without a “dramatic reduction in future [migrant] flows.” https://t.co/h1JkfYfiPP
— Suzanne Monyak (@SuzanneMonyak) December 5, 2022
Weeks ago, Tillis seemed to confirm that a number of Senate Democrats and Republicans were holding meetings to discuss potential immigration deals that could be made in the lame-duck Congress, but that nothing had been successfully negotiated at the time.
“If we don’t come to an agreement, I don’t think that we’ll be addressing it for another two to four years,” Tillis told Politico last month. “It could be challenging in a divided Congress.”
Hauman said any policy exchanges that involve amnesty for illegal aliens will do more harm than good for American citizens.
“It wouldn’t matter if Senator Tillis got $250 billion in funding or a 10 year Title 42 extension — unless Congress changes asylum and detention policies without amnesty involved, the crisis will continue,” Hauman said. “You can tweet about the border crisis all you want, but negotiating an eleventh hour mass amnesty bill at the same time shows where your true priorities lie.”
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