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  by  Chris Chmielenski

Despite a border crisis driven by Pres. Biden's promise of a mass amnesty, House Democrats approved two bills today that would grant amnesty to more than 5 million illegal aliens. The bills would also add millions of more, mostly low-skilled, foreign workers while millions of Americans remain jobless as a result of the pandemic.

Both bills -- the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 1603) -- passed in the previous Congress, so today's results aren't a major surprise. Still, there was some hope that the ongoing border surge and current unemployment situation would cause House Leaders to rethink their decision to bring the bills to the floor this week.

But not only did they move forward with their plans, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), who chairs the House Judiciary Committee which has jurisdiction over immigration, claimed that the real crisis is a "shortage of workers" that could be alleviated by passage of the Dream Act.

"[W]e do have a crisis in this country. The crisis consists of a shortage of workers. As our population -- our birth rate goes down, as our aging goes up, we have fewer and fewer workers. ...

"Passage of H.R. 6 is long overdue. Today's vote will dictate the millions of recipients and greatly help the economy of this country."

-- Rep. Jerry Nadler

The American Dream and Promise Act passed by a 228-to-197 margin with 9 Republicans joining the Democrats in support of the measure. The bill would grant amnesty to more than 3 million illegal aliens who claim to have entered the country under the age of 19 or received deportation protection under Temporary Protected Status or Deferred Enforced Departure. Since amnesty recipients would be eligible for green cards in just a few years, they could soon sponsor their adult family members increasing chain migration.

HERE ARE THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED TO REWARD ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION DURING A BORDER CRISIS AND TO INCREASE CHAIN MIGRATION:

  • David Valadao of California
  • Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida
  • Carlos Gimenez of Florida
  • Maria Salazar of Florida
  • Fred Upton of Michigan
  • Don Bacon of Nebraska
  • Chris Smith of New Jersey
  • Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
  • Dan Newhouse of Washington

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed by a 247-to-174 margin with 30 Republicans joining all but 1 Democrat in support of the measure. The bill would grant amnesty to more than 1 million illegal aliens, while also expanding the existing agricultural guest worker program to include jobs in dairy, meat processing, fish canneries, and more.

THE LONE HOUSE DEMOCRAT TO SUPPORT AMERICAN WORKERS DURING A JOBS CRISIS IS:

  • Jared Golden of Maine

THE LIST OF HOUSE REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED TO REWARD ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN FOOD PREPARATION INCLUDES:

  • Doug LaMalfa of California
  • Davaid Valadao of California
  • Devin Nunes of California
  • Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida
  • Carlos Gimenez of Florida
  • Maria Salazar of Florida
  • Mike Simpson of Idaho
  • Rodney Davis of Illinios
  • Mike Bost of Illinois
  • Jim Baird of Indiana
  • Peter Meijer of Michigan
  • Fred Upton of Michigan
  • Mark Amodei of Neveda
  • Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey
  • Chris Smith of New Jersey
  • Andrew Garbarino of New York
  • Elise Stefanik of New York
  • Claudia Tenney of New York
  • Tom Reed of New York
  • John Katko of New York
  • Chris Jacobs of New York
  • David Joyce of Ohio
  • Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
  • Cliff Bentz of Oregon
  • Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
  • Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylvania
  • Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania
  • Jamie Herrera Beutler of Washington
  • Dan Newhouse of Washington
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington

CHRIS CHMIELENSKI is the Deputy Director for NumbersUSA

Updated: Thu, Apr 1st 2021 @ 8:00pm EDT

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