Posted on January 11, 2023

Senators Promote Amnesty for Illegal Aliens on Trip to U.S.-Mexico Border

John Binder, Breitbart, January 10, 2023

As a group of eight Senators visited the United States-Mexico border this week, some promoted slipping amnesty for millions of illegal aliens into legislation geared at cutting illegal immigration.

The group — led by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and joined by Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Jerry Moran (R-KS), James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) — toured El Paso, Texas as more than 200,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have been apprehended at the city’s border station over the last four months.


{snip} Sinema and Coons suggested that a Republican-Democrat plan in the Senate would hopefully include some form of amnesty for millions of illegal aliens — taking from a defunct amnesty proposal by Sinema and Tillis last year that never gained traction.

ABC News reports:

An 11th-hour proposal, led by Sinema and Tillis, would have provided tens of billions for border security and asylum request processing, as well as a path to citizenship for Dreamers. But it never came to the floor during the lame-duck session before the last Congress ended. [Emphasis added]

Sinema, during Monday’s border visit, sought to breathe new life into that proposal, suggesting it would serve as a framework for bipartisan conversations moving forward. [Emphasis added]

Coons, similarly, called the failed Sinema-Tillis amnesty a “good start” in an exchange with the Washington Post, stating the group of eight Senators “have to try” to broker an immigration deal this Congress.