Immigration

“God, no”

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

Congressional Republicans have made it clear that they won't support or vote for immigration reform bills passed by House Democrats this week, but Democrats evidently do not hold a monopoly on legislation that Republicans won't support.

Republicans also won't support Republican legislation.

Ask if he would support his own bill for immigration reform, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said 'No.'

Lindsey Graham introduced a bipartisan immigration bill 43 days ago. But if it came up on the Senate floor today, he wouldn’t support it.

“God, no,” the South Carolina Republican senator scoffed in an interview. “I’m not in support of legalizing one person until you’re in control of the border.” [...]

Several GOP senators remain interested in helping the Dreamer population of undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, but they’re increasingly reluctant to do so amid a wave of cross-border migration.

“Many of us support giving a path to citizenship” to that population of mostly younger immigrants, said Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the only Republican to support Biden’s Health and Human Services nominee on Thursday. “But now the border is such a disaster that I don’t see how you can do just a bill to deal with Dreamers.”

There's always some excuse. There's always a "crisis" that is actually of their own making. It's one big joke.

Susan Collins says she can't see how you can "do just a bill to deal with Dreamers," but Republicans won't support more than that and they also won't support that alone. There's no scenario -- no perfect equilibrium -- that will thread the needle necessary to gain Republican support. They will never support immigration reform in significant numbers because they are racists.

You can present every policy issue there is alongside a solution for each of them and it still won't matter because, at the end of the day, they want to keep America whiter for as long as possible.

The Republican party is the party of white supremacy and I can't see that ending anytime soon. It's all they have. They don't do policy; only grievance.