President Trump won the 2016 election in an electoral landslide after promising to build a border wall and crack down on illegal immigration.
But Republican politicians know what’s best for the voters.
And now six Republican lawmakers filed a discharge petition to protect illegal alien Dreamers.
This is YOUR Republican Party.
The Hill reported:
A handful of House Republicans filed a discharge petition on Wednesday intended to force votes on a series of immigration measures — including legislation to protect so-called Dreamers.
The discharge petition, which is intended to discharge legislation forcibly from a committee, would force the vote if a majority of House members sign on to it. Democrats have been pressing for an immigration vote in the House, and the petition would likely need about 30 Republican signatories.
GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.) filed the motion, and was quickly joined by RepublicanReps. Jeff Denham (Calif.), Will Hurd (Texas), Mario Díaz Balart (Fla.) and David Valadao (Calif.) as initial sponsors.
All five are in competitive races this year. The Cook Political Report lists Curbelo’s and Denham’s races as tossups.
Republicans who support immigration reform have grown increasingly frustrated at leadership over inaction on the issue, and the filing of a discharge petition is an attempt to go around leadership to force a vote on the floor.
The discharge petition would specifically force a vote on a “Queen of the Hill” rule that would lead to votes on a series of competing immigration proposals. Which ever measure won the most votes would be the legislation approved by the House.
Rep. Will Hurd is a huge Trump basher who opposes the Trump border wall.
Pro-amnesty Republicans are leading a procedural maneuver to pass an amnesty bill in the House of Representatives. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) has filed a discharge petition to force a vote on H Res 774 by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA). The latter would implement a series of votes designed to lead passage of the Dream Act, a broad amnesty bill. If 25 Republicans and all 193 Democrats sign the petition, it would force a vote on the Denham resolution. Before the weekend recess, 18 Republicans and one Democrat had already signed the petition. (See list below).
Call your Representative through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and say: "Don't sign the petition!"
If your Representative is on the list below, ask her or him to withdraw their signature.
If you are willing to go the extra mile, then please call Speaker Ryan's office at:
202-225-3031 and ask him to thwart the petition and amnesty by bringing HR 4760 to a floor vote.
1. Carlos Curbelo
2. Jeff Denham
3. David G. Valadao
4. Will Hurd
5. Mario Diaz-Balart
6. Mia B. Love
7. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
8. Charles W. Dent
9. Fred Upton
10. David G. Reichert
11. Mike Coffman
12. Chris Collins
13. John J. Faso
14. Mark E. Amodei
15. Elise M. Stefanik
16. Leonard Lance
17. Ryan A. Costello
18. Stephen Knight
19. Diana DeGette
Thank you for joining us and taking action!
DACA rebellion picks up steam in House
The pro-Dreamer GOP rebellion is now just five votes shy of success after two more Republicans signed onto the petition drive Wednesday seeking to force the House to vote on legal protections for illegal immigrants in the DACA program.
Republican Reps. John Katko of New York and David A. Trott of Michigan added their names to the push, bringing the total to 20 Republicans so far. If they get to 25 names, and all of the chamber’s Democrats also sign, it will force the Dreamer debate onto the floor of the House, over the objections of GOP leaders.
The new signatures came just hours after House Speaker Paul D. Ryan pleaded with his troops not to sign, saying it undercut fellow Republicans’ control of the chamber.
“We think they’re a big mistake. They dis-unify our majority,” he told reporters after a closed-door meeting with House Republicans.
On Tuesday Mr. Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy met with President Trump at the White House to plot strategy to try to head off the petition.
They emerged saying they are determined to come up with a plan — but have yet to settle on one.
Mr. Ryan portrayed the petition drive as doomed to fail, suggesting Mr. Trump would veto whatever bill emerges from the process.
“We don’t want to advance something that we know won’t become law, and just get vetoed, even if it made it to the president’s desk. We want to advance something that has a chance of going into law, where the president would support it,” Mr. Ryan said.
But Mr. Trump has at times seemed eager to grasp whatever Dreamer bill emerges from Congress. At one point he said he’d be likely to sign whatever lawmakers pass.
The petition drive, known officially as a “discharge petition,” gives House lawmakers a way to force bills onto the floor over the objections of the majority party’s leaders.
The petition was launched May 9 by Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Florida Republican.
His plan would set up a debate involving four different immigration bills, and whichever gets the most votes would emerge the victor.
One of those bills would likely be a “clean” Dream Act, which would grant citizenship rights to millions of illegal immigrants without any other border security or immigration enforcement changes. Another bill would grant citizenship in exchange for a study of border security.
Talk to who, Trump, he all ready stated the majority supports DACA, and to tell you the truth, you all will not be able to shut it down. Until you reach a choice in life, tell the truth or be erased in time as a people.
I did find a file, its something seen but never shared, it will hurt many people across this political line of a so called two party system.
I will not or Tif will not ask, again.
DO YOU GUYS WANT DACA SHUT DOWN ?
That is a hard one right?
Who needs democrats when republicans will do the job for them.
I am not for sure we even have a political party of the 2 anymore, to many lies and to many true issues are coming into view.
Jean, something is all wrong with what we see, it can be adjusted.