ICYMI: Tillis Amnesty Deal Is Dead https://t.co/PDqKJPaAhZ— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) December 15, 2022
The long shot bipartisan immigration deal led by Sens. Thom Tillis and Kyrsten Sinema is dead this Congress, sources say.— Priscilla Alvarez (@priscialva) December 15, 2022
Sen. John Cornyn and other members of GOP leadership said there was scant Republican support for the plan, which had yet to be released as legislative text.
A few thoughts on this before I walk out the door:
1. As with the “marriage equality” bill that recently codified gay marriage and interracial marriage into federal law, every single Democrat in Congress supports a mass amnesty for DREAMers.
2. A handful of moderate Republicans and people who are retiring from Congress support an amnesty for DREAMers and the bill that codified gay marriage and interracial marriage into federal law.
3.) Here in Alabama, both of our Republican senators and all 6 Republican House members opposed the gay and interracial marriage bill and the DACA amnesty. Good for them. That’s how I would have voted. I can’t say that my views are unrepresented in Congress or in our state legislature. I’m mainstream now. We also ended a woman’s right to choose and passed the Don’t Say Gay Bill too. I support that too.
4. The only reason any of this is even on the table is because we have a Democratic Congress. That’s why it is dead when the Republican House takes over in January. They were trying to push it through in the lame duck session but were unable to do so because of the situation on the border.
5. Finally, the correlation between White Christian Nationalism and states and House districts where White evangelical Protestants are concentrated and opposition to interracial and gay marriage and support for immigration restriction ought to be obvious.
There is a reason why faggot and interracial marriage was legalized.
The reason is that our section of the country, which has a distinct cultural, religious and historical profile, didn’t control the House. If the vote had been in February, it would have failed.