The White House said Friday that Senate Democrats don’t really want to fix DACA, the immigration system or provide for national security.
“Schumer Democrats in the Senate demonstrated again that they are not serious about DACA, they are not serious about immigration reform, and they are not serious about homeland security,” the White House said in a statement. “They filibustered a proposal with an extremely generous path to citizenship because it also contained reforms that secured our border and secured our immigration system.”
The backlash comes as Senate Democrats killed all four immigration reform bills that were proposed. The president’s four-pillar plan, represented as the Grassley bill, received just 39 votes – all Republicans.
“The Grassley bill was a compromise bill—as demonstrated by the fact that some conservatives opposed its very generous DACA provisions,” the White House argued. “Yet, the Schumer Democrats chose to filibuster it because they are held hostage by the radical left in their party, which opposes any immigration control at all.”
The left-wing extremism in the Democrat party has grown increasingly anti-American. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently spent hours speaking in support of illegal aliens with little concern for their impact on American families. This most recent filibuster of bipartisan legislation is purely political.
Today, they sided with an extreme fringe over American families and the hardworking men and women of the Department of Homeland Security.
The White House threw their support behind the proposed legislation, H.R. 4760, by Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) and Michael McCaul (R-Tx.) that ends the Visa lottery and chain migration while authorizing spending for the wall along with other border security enhancements.
“Schumer Democrats align themselves with the open border fringe, the Trump Administration will continue advocating for the American people,” they said.